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A Levels revisited

As many young people await the results of their A Levels, Sean O’Shea remembers his own college days and wonders if it’s so sweet to be 16 anymore.

Posted 16:45 Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 In: SOS
Drawing: Cathy Simpson

A Journey in Song: reminiscences of a ragged balladeer (part 1 of 3)

Hastings is a treasure trove of musical talent which is accessible most nights of the week, and the folk tradition is a vibrant part of this musical feast. HOT columnist  Sean O’Shea gives an account of his own Journey in Song.

Posted 19:58 Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 In: SOS
Work makes free: Auschwitz 1945

Work Until You Drop

In this third feature on the topic of work, Sean O’Shea describes the influence of the changing economic and political climate of the eighties, and the impact of the modern culture of efficiency, on the professional and personal lives of workers.

Posted 19:38 Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 In: SOS
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May Day Post

May Day Post

Posted 11:03 Tuesday, May 1, 2012 In: SOS
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A Short History of Work

Sean O’Shea reflects on the history of work and the changing values attached to it over time. He focuses particularly on ancient times and the Middle Ages, and ends with an account of the development of the factory system.

Posted 09:02 Monday, Apr 23, 2012 In: SOS
Death of Universities

Death of the Universities

Is the modern university a mausoleum or life support machine, has

Posted 15:20 Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 In: SOS
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Easter Post – The Man With The Ugly Head

Easter Post – The Man With The Ugly Head

Posted 13:07 Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 In: SOS
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Searching Anarchism & Robert Tressell

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea comments on a recent interview with some anarchists undertaken by HOT citizen journalist Nick Terdre.

Posted 11:01 Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 In: SOS
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