Undercover Surrealism : A Subversive Climate

Undercover Surrealism explores the ’subversive climate’ of the dark undercurrent within Surrealism in the late 1920’s spearheaded by Georges Bataille. The exhibition draws together work by Picasso, Miro, Masson, Giacometti as well as imagery from the magazine Bataille edited from 1929 to 1930 called DOCUMENTS :
” a shocking and bizarre juxtaposition of art, ethnography, archaeology […]

Sustainable Development: the Merton Rule

“The ‘Merton Rule‘ is the groundbreaking planning policy, pioneered by the London Borough of Merton, which requires the use of renewable energy onsite to reduce annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the built environment. Hundreds of local authorities look set to follow Merton’s lead, which will impact all new major development projects throughout the UK.”
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Satirical London: 300 years of irreverent images

“Anything sharp or severe is called a Satyr” : Cocker’s English Dictionary 1704.

“..an exhibition of visual satire produced in and about London over three centuries. In this period the form of satire has changed radically, from popular individual engravings to newspaper cartoons and television. Some images are produced by amateurs, others by leading artists […]

Events: Ordinary Liberty and what freedom really means

The Cold War Studies Centre and the Institute for the Study of Americas at LSE presents a public lecture by Orlando Patterson who is Professor of Sociology at Harvard this evening at 6:00 p.m. The lecture focuses on the relevance of what people actually mean by ‘freedom‘ and how these underlying ideas impact on race […]

UN calls on the US to stop all forms of torture now!

“The USA should take immediate measures to eradicate all forms of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by its military or civilian personnel, in any territory under its jurisdiction”
UN Committee against Torture
“Since AI started highlighting specific cases of Guantánamo detainees, 16 of them have been released from US detention. Of those detainees transferred to […]

Question the Prime Minister

the Downing Street website aka tony’s portal will be broadcasting an ‘exclusive interview’ with the Prime Minister tomorrow - and stop press! you will be able to ask him questions.
“The new forum is open to anyone and is an opportunity for the public to challenge the PM on any subject they wish, just as MPs […]

Amnesty International: Report on Human Rights 2006

Report 2006 - The State of the world’s human rights:
“This Amnesty International Report documents human rights abuses in 150 countries around the world. It highlights the need for governments, the international community, armed groups and others in positions of power or influence to take responsibility. It also reflects the vitality of human rights activists globally, […]