T his week, OKComrade has been the highlight of my Facebook feed. The page, and its sister Twitter account , describe themselves as a dating service for "socialists, communists, and anarchists wherever they might be", and ads ranging from the jokey to the endearingly earnest have been pouring in. Jacob, a single socialist who founded the service on a whim with a few friends, has seen the idea grow from a flippant hashtag to a viral groundswell, gathering more than 3, Facebook likes in the last few days. Now, he and his friends plan to launch a website and smartphone app. It's high time for lefties to have a dating site of our own. Christians , Muslims , Jews , and atheists have long had their own matchmaking sites, but those searching for a politically suited partner have had less luck.
OKComrade: The Radical Left’s Amazing Answer to OKCupid
OKcomrade: the first dating site for leftists? Hardly!
Love and Courage : A Story of Insubordination. Pregs Govender. A reflection on both political and personal power, this memoir from a South African activist ponders the limitations of politics as a tool to create a truly humane democracy. During her years in parliament in the s, Pregs Govender made headlines when she opposed her party's position on arms deals and the AIDS pandemic, and this book offers her insider's look at the battles over these and other issues. At the heart of the discussion, however, are insights about the true source of lasting power, particularly for women, as it reveals that real power cannot be won by wealth, influence, or bullying, but rather from true courage and conviction.
OKComrade Is Exactly What You Think It Is
Maybe comrade is the wrong word for it, perhaps too retro. It sends us back to a particular kind of political left, a product of specific times. A left that has been dying over the past 30 years. There is a male edge to comradeship.
The film was made in Telugu and simultaneously dubbed in Tamil , Malayalam and Kannada. The movie begins with Bobby aka Chaitanya Krishnan heavily drunk, dejected and angry. He is unable to come to terms with the fact that his girlfriend Lilly doesn't want him in her life any more. The story now goes into flashback mode where Bobby is a leftist student union leader at a college in Kakinada, who has severe anger management issues. He fights for the students with right cause like his grandfather Comrade Suriyam.