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Summer Solstice 2017: Reflections on Free Festivals and the Pagan Year 33 Years After the Last Stonehenge Festival

21.6.17

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   My books Stonehenge: Celebration & Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield are still in print, and please also feel free to check out the music of my band The Four Fathers. Back in 1983, as a 20-year old student, I had a life-changing experience when a […]

As Brexit Talks Begin, It’s Clear That We’re Doomed Unless We Ditch the Tories

20.6.17

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   What an embarrassing and disgraceful position we find ourselves in, as the deluded representatives of an illegitimate government (the shambles that is the minority Tory government headed by “dead woman walking” Theresa May) begin official negotiations for our departure from the EU, following […]

As Grenfell Tower Death Toll Reaches 79, Calls for an Urgent Public Inquiry in the Face of Systemic Failures of Government, Council and Management

19.6.17

After last week’s horrendous and entirely preventable loss of life at Grenfell Tower in west London, which I wrote about in Deaths Foretold at Grenfell Tower: Let This Be The Moment We The People Say “No More” to the Greed That Killed Residents, I am unable to turn my attention away from this bleak testament […]

Photos: The Protest Against Theresa May Outside Downing Street, June 17, 2017

18.6.17

See my photos on Flickr here! Please also, if you can, consider supporting my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   The text below is adapted from the accompanying text for my photos on Flickr. Yesterday, I cycled into central London to join a ‘Protest Against Theresa May’ that had been called by […]

Deaths Foretold at Grenfell Tower: Let This Be The Moment We The People Say “No More” to the Greed That Killed Residents

16.6.17

Please sign the 38 Degrees petition to the government urging them to “improve fire safety in tower blocks to make sure the tragedy in Grenfell Tower is never repeated,” which, by Saturday morning, had over 155,000 signatures. I’ve been preoccupied since Wednesday by the terrible loss of life in the inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower […]

Corbyn Rises, Theresa May Falls; Hard Brexit Now Looks Untenable

9.6.17

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   What a great, great, great, great, great day for the fundamental decency of so many of the British people, after seven long years of cruelty, mean-mindedness and division. Last night was, undoubtedly, Jeremy Corbyn’s night. Vilified by the media since winning the Labour […]

On Eve of Election, Theresa May Returns to Her Default Position, That of a Grubby Racist Scaremonger with Contempt for the Law

7.6.17

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator – and watch my band The Four Fathers playing ‘Stand Down Theresa’, a cover of The Beat’s classic protest song, ‘Stand Down Margaret.’   It was all going so well until Saturday. As I explained in my article, The Spectacular and Unforeseen Collapse of […]

Video: Andy Worthington’s Band The Four Fathers Play ‘Stand Down Theresa’, An Updated Version of The Beat’s ‘Stand Down Margaret’

5.6.17

When I was growing up in late 70s Britain, one of the great political anthems of the time — when we were not short of protest music from, to name but a few artists, the Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Specials — was ‘Stand Down Margaret’ by The Beat, featured on their debut album, […]

The Spectacular and Unforeseen Collapse of Theresa May and the Tories

3.6.17

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   Something extraordinary is happening in the UK, as Theresa May has turned a 20-point lead over the Labour Party into a three-point lead in the course of just one month, in what has been, without any advance warning, the most inept leadership performance […]

Never Trust the Tories: It’s 32 Years Today Since the Intolerable Brutality of the Battle of the Beanfield

1.6.17

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   Today, June 1, the cultural nostalgia industry — a burgeoning movement that seeks safe havens in the past, where the reality of the here and now can be denied — is in overdrive, marking the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ […]

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Andy Worthington

Investigative journalist, author, campaigner, commentator and public speaker. Recognized as an authority on Guantánamo and the “war on terror.” Co-founder, Close Guantánamo, co-director, We Stand With Shaker. Also, singer and songwriter (The Four Fathers) and photographer.
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