RUSSELL BRAND

Russell Brand's "Activism" Isn't Fooling Me

The most revealing moment of Russell Brand's Newsnight interview is when Paxman asks what his revolution will be like. Brand begins his response: "Well I'll tell you what it won't be like." This response, which knows not what it wants and only what it doesn't want, is indicative of what I've come to think of as Che Activism.
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Russell Brand May Be Brilliant But Not Voting Is Idiotic

Notorious bad boy, Russell Brand, may have recently started a revolution. Or not. In his interview with BBC journalist Jeremy Paxman, Brand expressed his frustration with the status quo and explained why he's never voted in his entire life. He did so with intelligence and disarming charm.The trouble, however, with Russell Brand's call for a revolution is, while it may speak to people because it sounds terribly dangerous and sexy in a "fuck-it-all, let's start from scratch" kind of way, it offers no real solutions. It's not by rejecting democracy that you create change, because, in a democracy, change can only happen within the system.
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He's Coming To Calgary

Russell Brand is coming to Calgary. Just for Laughs has announced the British funny man, and former Mr. Katy Perry, will be in the city on Aug. 23 to perform a stand-up routine at the Jubilee Auditori...