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Colliers, coalfields and communism
Sunday, 26 December 2021 16:15

Colliers, coalfields and communism

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David Douglass review Colliers: Northumberland's Pitmen and Their Football League Team, by Jon Tait, Rough Badger Press ISBN 9798532247727 The coalfields of the 20's were a hotbed of discontent and militant communist agitation. The Bishop of Durham Dr Hensley Henson said that his Durham diocese was the most communistic in…
Boxing, crime and capitalism: review of The Bittersweet Science
Saturday, 04 December 2021 10:59

Boxing, crime and capitalism: review of The Bittersweet Science

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Daniel Rosenberg reviews The Bittersweet Science by Gerald Horne, £19.70, $19.95. New York: International Publishers, 2021. It is difficult to defend boxing. It is often brutal, and sometimes deadly. Its less odious, even admirable, traits involve skill, speed, tactics, concentration, and movement. In combination with the strictest safety precautions, and…
Building a popular, progressive sporting culture
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 02 April 2021 16:01

Building a popular, progressive sporting culture

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Mark Perryman has been reading up on the sport we’ve lost, and what sport might become, as what seems like a never-ending lockdown gradually eases Way back when, during the first lockdown, March ’20, Jonathan Liew wrote a brilliant column on small sport vs big sport. What Jonathan meant by…
Capitalists in football shirts
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 08 October 2020 08:02

Capitalists in football shirts

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CAPITALISTS IN FOOTBALL SHIRTS: Alan Dent argues that football has become a game which legitimises the radical inequalities of capitalist Britain One of Britain’s most highly regarded footballers is Tom Finney. Born into the working-class town of Preston in 1922, he spent his playing years at his home club, Preston…
Of Empires and Umpires: Cricket and Politics in Pakistan
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 02 September 2020 09:17

Of Empires and Umpires: Cricket and Politics in Pakistan

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Sean Ledwith writes about how colonialism and racism has conditioned the history of Test cricket between Pakistan and England This summer’s Test series between England and Pakistan was marked by high quality cricket from both sides, with the emergence of a new generation of fast bowlers being the factor that…
Black Cricketers Matter: Racism, Resistance and the West Indies
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 24 July 2020 10:58

Black Cricketers Matter: Racism, Resistance and the West Indies

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Sean Ledwith shows how cricket can be a site and a symbol of political liberation as well as of racist, imperialist oppression The First Test between England and West Indies this summer was memorable for a number of reasons. It was the first Test match played in the post-lockdown, new…
Changing the rules of the people’s game
Monday, 13 July 2020 13:40

Changing the rules of the people’s game

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Martin Cloake, in the latest in the joint Morning Star/ Culture Matters series on the Covid-19 pandemic and cultural activities, considers its effects on football and what's needed to improve the game During the COVID-19 pandemic the football business has probably experienced one of the biggest jolts of any business.…
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