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About Ben Osborn

Ben Osborn is a composer and writer and the musical director of Fellswoop Theatre. He also works for the Goldsmiths branch of the UCU trade union. In the past he has worked as a campaigner for anti-racism group HOPE not hate.

Articles by Ben Osborn

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The French art world is on strike - why aren't we?

The fight to defend the artists' wage is raging across France, yet today in the UK we believe the arts should be a market-driven competition. A living wage for performers feels a long way off.

#Iceland3: people who take food from bins should be applauded, not arrested

The British court case against three men who "skipped" food from Iceland supermarket has been dropped. But food waste, food banks, and corporate capitalism are the real political scandal.

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