Sarah Tennent writes from the position of a white person about the murder of George Floyd and systemic racism. This article contains petitions, places to donate and book recommendations for white people to educate themselves.
Josh Trood writes on the pitfalls of the Washington Consensus and the systematic explotation of countries in the global periphery
Sarah Tennent writes on the recent round of UCU strikes, Paul Layzell’s complacency, and what the future holds
By Peter Marshall “Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the domination of religion; the liberation of the human body from the domination of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose ofContinue reading “Forgotten Ideas: Emma Goldman on Anarchism, Gender, and Prison”
Throughout this short and insightful book there is one powerful and potent message: Gender does matter, no matter the sex you are born with, the money you have, or where you come from. The main purpose of this book is to act as a rallying cry, a point of call to use when confrontedContinue reading “What We’re Reading: ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”
By Sarah Jasem The Paradise Papers are 13.4 million leaked documents spanning the period between 1950 to 2016, which reveal the extent to which the assets of corporations like Facebook, and wealthy public figures from the Queen to Harvey Weinstein, are held offshore where they can be unregulated and untaxed. Almost 7 million of theseContinue reading “The Paradise Papers: Central to Society”
By Ovais Malik In contemporary political discourse, doctrine and reality tend to be radically divorced from each other. We often hear from the New Right about the alleged glories of private enterprise; the wonders of the “free market”; and the incompetence of government intervention. When it comes to reality, however, sinister hypocrisies pervade this rhetoric.
By Vladimir Ivlev “The ultimate difference between a truly radical emancipatory politics and populist politics is that the former is active, it imposes and enforces its vision, while populism is fundamentally re-active, the result of a reaction to a disturbing intruder.” – Slavoj Žižek, “First As Tragedy, Then As Farce” (2008) With the collapse ofContinue reading “Comparing ‘populist’ revolutions: Ukraine and Egypt”
By Gavin Davies Humanitarian efforts have saved countless lives, but have been accused of making bad situations worse. The impact of this duality has grown after the end of the Cold War, when the USSR and the US removed support from their respective spheres of influence and left a power vacuum. With no interest orContinue reading “NGOs and Their Role in Human Security”
By Peter Marshall ONLY A SITH DEALS IN ABSOLUTES -Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith There comes a point when using the wholly academic Wikipedia to make a point becomes as bad as the Reductio ad Hitlerum fallacy (saying “Yeah, but Hitler thought/did that”). Mr. Ivlev wrote a DespatchContinue reading “A (sarcastic) critique of “Identity Politics and the Political Spectrum””