Tag: Magpie Corvid

The Multitude of Fishes

by Magpie Corvid In the grand chamber of the Plymouth Guildhall, in pride of place above the stage, hangs an exquisite Gobelin tapestry given by Napoleon III to Lord Clarendon. It depicts the Miraculous Draught of Fishes, a parable of a resurrected, unrecognised Christ advising his disciples, who had failed at fishing:  ‘And [Christ] said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.’ It is an apt tale for last Friday’s sold-out rally for

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Marxism for Whores

by Magpie Corvid My story is the same as many thousands of people who have found themselves unable to find steady, decently paid work.  Our story is about austerity; we are everywhere, subsisting on meagre benefits, part-time work and a few occasional jobs. Some of us go into business for ourselves; some of us make websites; some of us fix cars, and some of us do sex work.