Bosphorus – Waterway Of Importance From Ancient To Modern Times

The Bosphorus is a place of many legends. Jason and his Argonauts would have travelled through this sea-passage in search of the Golden Fleece. Achilles, Hector and Agamemnon¬† would have been familiar with it as Troy is but a short distance away. The Persians used it, as did the Romans. From Byzantium to Constantinople to […]

Exit West – Novel By Moshin Hamid

Exit West by Moshin Hamid Nadia is a young Muslim woman in a Middle Eastern city on the brink of a devastating war. At night-classes she meets Saeed, a relatively liberal young man trying to make a better life for himself. Nadia is a free spirit, a dangerous concept for a female Muslim in certain […]

Life In A Refugee Camp – Could You Survive?

They are the stories on the news. They are pictures in papers. They are voices on the radio appealing for help. The are a cause for some and a plague for others. They are people who have found themselves in a bad place through no fault of their own. They are the refugees. The incidence […]

Minoans – First European Civilisation

Europe has many ancient civilizations. From west of the Black Sea all the way to Ireland, the people began to organise themselves into societies with rules and laws. Writing was invented, armies formed and, of course, taxes imposed. Of the earliest of these regulated collectives was the Minoan of Crete and the Aegean islands of […]

Hoplites – The Greek Phalanx

This is a brief look at the ancient Greek military formation of the phalanx which was used to dominate the battlefield prior to the emergence of the Roman legions. The tactic was demonstrated to great effect in the movie 300. Hoplites were those soldiers who formed the phalanx. They were armed in a regulated manner […]

Top 10 Historically Inaccurate Movies

History gives us great story-lines for movies, but how much artistic licence is taken with the portrayal of our collective past? In the following, we get a glimpse of some of the errors placed on the silver screen to entertain us. Rebel Voice wonders how many noticed when first seeing them, and how many now […]

Jason And The Argonauts (1963)

This is the famous clip where Jason fights the animated skeletons. Well it wouldn’t be much fun if they weren’t animated. That would just be an actor beating the shit out of a pile of bones. Could get Madonna to play the bones. Movie special effects have come a long way since the days of […]

Inhumans Preying On Refugee Children

There can be no greater crime than the abuse – be it sexual, physical, emotional and psychological – of children. The following report concerns the shocking revelations that child refugees, fleeing wars instigated by western imperialist forces in the Middle East and north Africa, are being forced into prostitution in Europe to pay their way. […]