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New posts of mine at The Canary

http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/22/labour-needs-learn-failure-blairs-war/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/16/private-sector-will-never-solve-housing-crisis/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/19/problem-calling-people-toffs-crusties/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/20/music-always-opened-minds-interview-cabinet-millionaires-producer/

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8) Calle 13 on Reggaeton

As mentioned in my previous post, Calle 13 is a group that, although fallible as all of us are, has used its influence to try and inspire action and critical thought, and deserves recognition among revolutionary circles for this.   … Continue reading

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7) Calle 13 on Police Violence

A big part of bourgeois democracy is keeping the police armed and powerful in order to keep the people effectively powerless. And when the police are undereducated or underpaid, the potential for abuses is greater. In 2007, Residente attacked the … Continue reading

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6) Calle 13: Violence, Resistance, and Independence

In “Digo Lo Que Pienso”, Residente once again emphasises his lyrical independence, highlighting how he doesn’t need to resort to violence to bring his opponents crashing down to earth. In particular, he calls the mayor of San Juan, Jorge Santini, … Continue reading

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5) Calle 13: Standing with the Workers and Against their Oppressors

In a challenge to his critics, Residente criticises himself in “Ven Y Critícame”, whilst justifying his often confrontational and controversial lyrics by saying that he feels obliged to criticise the things that he sees are wrong with the world. This … Continue reading

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