Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman.

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27 March 2011
Neither mindless nor violent, young protesters were forced into a stand-off with police. "We're fucked,...
26 March 2011
  The backlash is on. With counter-propaganda pouring in about today's demonstration, I''m crouched...
Laurie Penny
25 March 2011
It's hard to see someone's humanity through a riot visor. When Robert Peel established the Metropolitan Police...
Laurie Penny
20 March 2011
What I learned at the porn industry's annual awards ceremony.{C} "If a girl wants to get into the porn...
Laurie Penny
15 March 2011
The Saif house
Laurie Penny
13 March 2011
On Charlie Sheen
Laurie Penny
12 March 2011
At what point did the denial of compassion become a morally righteous act? When homeless people are criminalised...
Laurie Penny
08 March 2011
Speak it aloud, let it ooze over your tongue: how bitter does it taste? Right now, thousands of Egyptian women who...
Laurie Penny
04 March 2011
The problem with racism and sexism in fashion goes far beyond one slurring fantasist. The fashion industry is a...
Laurie Penny
03 March 2011
The English royal family is a devious dynasty. Over centuries of bloodletting, back-stabbing and intermarriage, the...
26 February 2011
  The greatest conspiracies happen in plain sight. Today, across the Northern Hemisphere, activists from the...
Laurie Penny
20 February 2011
Squatting: a defence
UK Politics
18 February 2011
Our big society
Laurie Penny
15 February 2011
  An extraordinary thing has happened. In Egypt, a million-strong movement forced the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak...