From the daily archives:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

#265: 1956, Elvis Presley, Hound Dog

August 23, 2011

It’s a fatal week for people with the initials JL: first Jack Layton, now Jerry Leiber have passed on (Watch out, John Lydon). Leiber wrote the lyrics, whilst his partner Mike Stoller wrote the tunes, for many of the great hits of the fifties, in particular working with Elvis Presley, for whom they wrote Jailhouse […]

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Jack Layton RIP

August 23, 2011

There have been precious few leaders of parties of the left worldwide that have impressed us since we started AllThatsLeft last year.  Jack Layton, the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party who died yesterday, was the clearest exception to this. Layton came from a political family, but was by no means certain to join the […]

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Libya: The National Transitional Council must live up to its name

August 23, 2011

Back in February, we backed the use of NATO forces to support the rebels who were attempting to bring down the Gaddafi government. We did so because the Arab League and the United Nations had given the uprising legitimacy and because we agreed with the fundamental aim of the rebels to overthrow a corrupt and […]

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