Britain

Labour is still where socialists should be

Labour is still the home of hundreds of thousands of dedicated socialists and we must keep it that way. Together we have incredible power, but only if we get organised.

2nd July 2020 // 6 Comments

If They Come In the Morning

The Labour Party’s antisemitism witchhunt has just claimed its highest profile victim, with the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey from Starmer’s shadow cabinet for the crime [...]

26th June 2020 // 6 Comments

More than a Left Foot

There are three chapters that explain clearly and in some detail the theoretical debates about disablement in capitalist society. The three periods in his life are woven together with the red thread of this political theory – he really does relate the political to the personal.

21st June 2020 // 0 Comments

Sympathy won’t win us better conditions

The struggle against coronavirus is a struggle against the chronic undervaluing of workers in the care sector, both materially and symbolically. Emotional labor has never had the value attached to it that it should have. The jobs that women have traditionally undertaken have not had their importance recognized.

12th June 2020 // 1 Comment

Global protests offer hope in time of fear

In the United States Black Lives Matter has severely damaged Trump. The movement made the connection between the racism of American society and the staggeringly disproportionate death toll of Black Americans in the pandemic.

9th June 2020 // 1 Comment

Johnson shielded by Brexit populism

It appeals to the white British exceptionalist world view that is more likely to be older, more overweight, unhealthy and in more dangerous jobs than the average. As with Trump’s voters they’ve opted for a reactionary, nationalist reponse to what’s happening in the world which is actively putting their own lives at risk. It’s an ideological choice which requires an explicit refusal to consider the consequences.

2nd June 2020 // 0 Comments

The Johnson Cummings élite death cult

They live on the planet where it is considered perfectly normal for family members to live in a castle, as Wakefield’s parents do, or to have a private wood you can stroll in, like The Cummings do. It is the world of the rich and powerful, the world of the ruling class

26th May 2020 // 1 Comment

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