1. Who is White Van Dan?
2. SWP Bullies London Black Revolutionaries
3. What #webackEd Means
4. Neil Findlay for Scottish Labour Leader
5. Labour's Leadership Woes
It has been a right busy month on the blog, placing November fifth on the all-time hits chart. It's been one of those 'saying the right thing at the right time' affairs. Worry not, next month I'll be touching on the obscure stuff because nothing happens over Christmas, ever.
Having White Van Dan forced on us like some paragon of working class virtue got mine, yours and the zookeeper's goat in November. As it turned out Dan's proletarian creds were only skin deep, but the insecurity that clearly is at the root of his authoritarian Sun-penned 'Danifesto' (rofl) is felt keenly enough. Then we had the SWP's latest shenanigans. I don't know if an organisation can go lower than covering up rape allegations and intimidating the complainants. Perhaps the SWP themselves don't know and are setting out to be as shitty as possible. I'm just glad that two minutes with Google will be enough to put any new recruit off for life.
As for the rest, it's been a bit of a rum time for Labour in what was a disaster of a month for the Tories. Go have a look.
On this occasion there are two posts in the second chance category. The first, The Rise of the Comedians could also have been dubbed 'What Habermas might think of Russell Brand'. Had I gone with that I'd probably have got a shedload more reads. Keeping with a Frankfurt School theme, my second is Herbert Marcuse and One-Dimensional Man. Belatedly marking the 50th anniversary of this once very influential book, I take a look at its relevance half a century on.
That's your lot!