Urchins Take Sides – What Came First, The Revolution or the Catalyst?

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russell brand new statesman coverIn this edition of Urchins Take Sides, we discuss Russell Brand’s essay on revolution in the latest edition of the New Statesman. Please feel free to take a side in the comment section below. 

By Margaret Hedderman

I must say, I can’t remember the last time I’ve been so happy to be proven wrong about someone. In his forceful, urgent, and absurdly funny essay, Russell Brand has succinctly pinpointed the necessary means to drive the next revolution. It is unbelievably refreshing to read a commentary about politics and the environment that speaks to the true nature of the problem: if we don’t do something, we’re going to make this planet unlivable.

Unfortunately, the people who need to read, comprehend, and apply Brand’s words of revolutionary wisdom, probably won’t. I’m going to guess that most of them have never heard of the New Statesman, and if they have, probably…

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