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Social Struggles

Where are the sociologists ?

John Linsie reflects on the media's simplistic response to the 2011 "riots".

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Students rise!

Westminster students, sabbatical officers and staff from the University of Westminster students’ union (UWSU) joined over 50,000 students from across the country at the National Union of Students (

Affordable housing in St Andrews

2 May saw University of St Andrews students take to the streets in protest against the closure of Fife Park, one of the University’s two budget halls.

The real Karl Marx

Karl Marx saw the red flag with Che Guevera’s silhouetted face on it on my bedroom door. Looking surprised he said: “Che. I read about his life. Tapain leh maanuhuncha?

Day out: farm

Campaigners are preparing to join Camp Constant next to Dale Farm, Essex, to help resist the eviction of 1,000 travellers from their homes. The eviction is predicted to cost up to £9.5m.

Call out

After over nine years of legal battles, the established traveller community of 80 Gypsy and Traveller families at Dale Farm in Essex is facing the largest eviction in recent history, likely to cost

S4C: First 100 refuse to pay TV licence

Within four days of a campaign launch, over a hundred people have signed up to withhold their television licence fee in protest over threats to the Welsh language channel S4C.

Vedanta vanquished

PN investigates how a small Indian tribal people gained international allies and defeated a transnational corporation

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Jordan Flaherty, 'Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six'

Haymarket, 2010; 304pp; £11.99

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