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‘Ramblinactivist’s
Videos & Music’

A directory of ‘Ramblinactivist’ Paul Mobbs’ video & musical works.


These pages are primarily a directory of my YouTube videos. As this side of my work has expanded a lot of recent years – in particular, as I return to making the music for my videos and other productions – these pages have been expanded to reflect the broader nature of this content; including pages for the new musical soundtracks I am creating for videos.

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My ‘Ramblinactivist’ YouTube channel is an extension to my everyday work as a researcher, documenting the ecological struggle from the ‘bottom up’.

The videos on the channel seek to examine the troublesome and often difficult meanings behind today’s news and events rather than simply repeating the ‘conventional wisdom’ of the mass/social media… be that videos relating hard research on current events, or more esoteric visual & musical explorations of the world around us.

Recent videos & music tracks:

The title image for Ramblinactivist’s Video No.17 of 2023 ‘Ramblinactivist’s Videos’, 2023/17, 5th June 2023:

‘The Collapse of Complex Societies’ (1988)
(‘A Book in Five Minutes’, No.28)

Some books get a ‘reputation’ as a result of what people believe they say rather than on a detailed reading of the text. Just a word in the title – for example, ‘collapse’ – can be enough to invalidate their content without any appreciation of what they actually say.

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An audio podcast of this blog post is available on the page.

The title image for Ramblinactivist’s Video No.16 of 2023 ‘Ramblinactivist’s Videos’, 2023/16, 29th May 2023:

“Please Sir, will we ever reach retirement age?” (‘Ramblin’ News’ No.4)

As the Government threatens to raise the retirement age, again!, why is there no discussion about ‘Multidimensional Poverty’? Traditional stereotypes about poverty, based within the establishment's four-hundred year-old principle of, ‘the deserving and undeserving poor’, cannot encompass these complex relationships. Therein lies a deeper truth.

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The title image for Ramblinactivist’s Video No.13 of 2023 ‘Ramblinactivist’s Videos’, 2023/13, 8th May 2023:

Overshoot – The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change (1980) (‘A Book in Five Minutes’, No.27)

Though, ‘Overshoot’, is ostensibly a book about biophysical limits, the theme that runs through it is about the human propensity for denying obvious facts: Our ability to deceive not only others, but more importantly, ourselves.

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An audio podcast of this blog post is available on the page.

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