Black struggles

Our Solidarity with the Worldwide Anti-Racist Revolt

Protestors around the world have shouted and carried signs proclaiming “Black Lives Matter” alongside the names of people of color killed by police locally – Adama Traoré, in France in 2016 and several cases in Britain – in ways similar to George Floyd. Demands to remove symbols of racist and imperialist oppression such as statues of Belgian King Leopold II who murderously exploited the Congo as a private capitalist space, or statues of slave traders in Britain, center of the transatlantic slave trade, echo demands to remove Confederate statues and Southern (pro-slavery) flags.

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13th June 2020 // 0 Comments

Fifty years of feminist organising in Britain – challenges for the future

This is linked to women’s traditional role in social reproduction – caring is something that we are socialised to see as natural. This is fundamental to a world where the pursuit of profit is what is valued – even when it involves producing products that are at best ephemeral if not either useless or damaging of people and planet.

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8th March 2020 // 1 Comment

BlacKkKlansman…..a warning from history

Speaking about his film BlacKkKlansman, director Spike Lee said “The film was in post-production when Charlottesville happened.  Charlottesville wrote me a whole new [...]

31st August 2018 // 2 Comments

CLR James film feast

Ian Parker reviews Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James This film was released in April last year, and has been doing the rounds in meetings [...]

18th September 2017 // 0 Comments

A book to whet the appetite

W E Du Bois: Revolutionary across the colour line by Bill V Mullen published by Pluto Press, 2016, £12.99 Reviewed by Veronica Fagan I didn’t know a very much about W.E.B. [...]

1st February 2017 // 1 Comment