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Russell Brand

When Brand met the Belfast Orange, or why the comedy of new media helps us unlearn…

Fri 15 November 2013, 11:00am

Tweet There’s an interesting conference at the University of Ulster coming up on the 10th December, which seems to be asking some of the right questions about social media, its uses in protest and the implications for democratic politics. The event blurb notes: Over the course of the last twelve months, Northern Ireland has witnessed […] more »

@rustyrockets on #Woolwich

Tue 28 May 2013, 11:18am

Tweet Superb piece of writing from Russell Brand on his blog reflecting on his own response to the killing of Drummer Lee Digby in Woolwich, social media and how to respond to it. Set aside whatever preconceptions you might have based on Brand’s comedy or acting or writings and give it a proper read. Brand […] more »

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