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Culture

Fun Da Mental, 'All is War. The Benefits of G-Had'

Five Uncivilised Tribes 2006; 57mins; available to download from http://www.7digital. com/; price £7.99. CD format ordered at http://www.hmv.co.uk/

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Radical common sense

Ever get that feeling that only you in the whole world cares for the things that you care about; that the rapaciousness of global capitalism knows no bounds; that every High Street looks like every

Love your enemy ...... everyone can change: Hollywood

We all like to be entertained don't we? And isn't it great that the hero gets the girl, the poor get rich and the good guys (us) always win?

Rebecca Solnit, 'Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities'

Nation Books, 2004; ISBN 1 5602 5828 4; £8; 182pp

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Peace conference under threat

On Thursday 2 February, Vancouver City Council voted 6-5 to cut funding for the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities (IAPMC) and Mayors for Peace annual conference, due to be

Various authors

Poetry reviews

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"Operation Infinite Love" returns

Now in its fifth year O-I-L, Operation Infinite Love, is still bringing people onto the streets to celebrate.

Sam Mendes (dir) ' Jarhead'

On general release; cert 15; 123 mins

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Peter Watkins (dir), 'Punishment Park'

1971; DVD release, 2005

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Serious fun to fall on Slough

What do Chinese opera, Sikh comedians, kicking racism out of football, and human rights lawyer Louise Christian all have in common?