Could sustained direct action begin to match or eclipse the influence that uber-rich donors like the Waltons and the Kochs exert on politicians?
This was an election about the economy, but not in the sense that many seemed to think. This was an election about austerity.
Australia shares a possible future with Greece in the steady cuts to public services, in the continual diminishing of our expectations for government to foster the conditions that promote a good life for its people.
Downton Abbey is a show that may have become trapped by its own success, because few viewers want to see Fellowes pull the plug on the golden age.
It may well be that the wealthiest 1% of people have been surprised to learn of our conflict, much as Marie Antoinette was doubtless surprised when the sans-culottes showed themselves reluctant to eat her bread.
The realities of the current election do not exactly point towards a massive turn to the left but rather, towards a fragmented voter base with a preference for varying degrees of leftist agendas.
Far more than the suffragette Lady Sibyl, the working-class Daisy is in dire need of emancipation
For Britons relying on the public safety net, the message from the Cameron government couldn’t be more clear: Unless you’re famous, don’t expect any government handouts.
This very public fight is a sign of more to come, not just from AMC and Dish but from other content creators and carriers. Such contract disputes may grow more aggressive as networks like Dish struggle with the rise of on-demand streaming and downloads.
We all know what happens when US networks attempt to remake UK shows – it’s usually an utter mess.