Category Archives: Outlaws

LIKE ROCKERS DO

In the music industry (or the entertainment industry as a whole) these days, it is a rare thing indeed to hear artists speaking out about anything of merit. It would be difficult to imagine the likes of Justin Bieber, Katie Perry, Adele, any of the

TOO FAST TO LIVE

On this day in 1979, 21-year-old punk legend and Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious – passed away following an alleged heroin overdose in New York.  Has it really been 37 years? “I got this feeling I’m gonna die before

BABYLON’S STILL BURNING

Thirty five years ago today, Malcolm Owen, the lead singer of the Ruts died from a Heroin Overdose – He was 26 years old. The Ruts as a band never got the recognition they richly deserved, being overshadowed by contemporaries

OUTLAW HEROES #10

The tenth in a series of real-life Outlaw Heroes President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, visited the United States in 2014 to meet with President Obama

HEY JOE (Revisted)

“I’m Gonna Keep Fightin’ for What I Believe Is Right” Twelve years ago today, December 22nd 2002, I took a phone call that told me that Joe Strummer had passed away.  He was just fifty years old and had died

OUTLAW HEROES #9

The ninth in a series of real-life Outlaw heroes ‘Peerless’ Jim Driscoll (1880-1925) is still regarded as the finest proponent of the classical, upright boxing style, and a fighter who is almost always included in lists of the greatest fighters

OUTLAW HEROES #8

  The eighth of a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man in order to enlist in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment

OUTLAW HEROES #7

The seventh in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Dr Elsie Inglis was a Scottish doctor and suffragist. In 1914, aged 49 and with 16 years of hospital experience, she offered her services to the Royal Army

OUTLAW HEROES #6

The sixth in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Thomas Spence: The Poor Man’s Revolutionary Thomas Spence (1750 – 1814) was an English Radical and advocate of the common ownership of land. He was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne,

OUTLAW HEROES #5

The fifth in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Brian Haw: Veteran Peace Campaigner Brian Haw (Jan 7th 1949 – June 18th 2011), came to the attention of the public as an anti-war protester in 2001, by

OUTLAW HEROES #4

The fourth in a series of articles which recognises real-life outlaw Heroes. GUNS N’ ROSES FOR THE BANDIT QUEEN Phoolan Devi (1963-2001) was born in the north of India into an impoverished low-caste family.   She was married at the

OUTLAW HEROES #3

The third in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes. Salvatore Giuliano The Sicilian Robin Hood Usually compared to the legend of Robin Hood, Salvatore Giuliano (1922 – 1950) was a Sicilian peasant made famous due to stories

OUTLAW HEROES #2

The second in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes. Ishikawa Goemon The Japanese bandit who was boiled alive Goemon (1558-1594), was a legendary Outlaw hero who stole gold and valuables from wealthy people and gave them to

OUTLAW HEROES #1

PANCHO VILLA The bandit who became a guerrilla leader. Pancho Villa (1878 – 1923) was a Mexican revolutionary leader who advocated for the poor and wanted agrarian reform. Although he was a killer, a bandit, and a revolutionary leader, many

THE WAY OF THE WOLF

What was/is an ‘Outlaw’ ? In Medieval England, an Outlaw was a man who had literally been placed ‘outside the protection of the law.’ Only men over 14 could be ‘Outlawed’. Women were said to be ‘waived’ rather than Outlawed

THE HURRICANE

Another of my childhood heroes gone. Rest easy Rubin Hurricane. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014) RUBIN ‘HURRICANE’ CARTER – WIKIPEDIA

AN OUTLAW’S YEAR

Started in the early part of November 2012, the Outlaw was something I chose to use as my platform to broadcast to the world. I did not think at the time that anything would come of it, in fact I

WHO IS THE OUTLAW?

WHO IS THE OUTLAW? Lately I have began to ask myself that very question. There are a number of online theories currently circulating, unfortunately there is not one who has managed to get even remotely close. According to a group