Category Archives: Internationalism

They point their fingers at America: a reply on US strategy and false regionalisms

(For context: this is part of an ongoing discussion about leftist “anti-imperialist”/anti-American narratives. This is a response to an article called “False Regionalisms”, which is in turn partly a response to an earlier piece I’d written, and so on.) Introducing … Continue reading

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Cleansed of your bases and your trivial TV, we’ll be everything we used to be: a reply on anti-imperialism

Patrick Higgins, whose work I’ve examined before as a case study of a particularly distorted US-centric perspective, is now running a new series of articles intended at least in part as a response to my criticisms*. Since they are at … Continue reading

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Syria seen from the Viewpoint of imperial purity: the crushing narcissism of empire

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they … Continue reading

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Global resistance to app capitalism and the gig economy

Across the world, workers are finding our jobs and lives reshaped by the new precarious forms of employment associated with app companies like Uber and Deliveroo, and wherever these new conditions arrive, people are fighting back. Since the start of … Continue reading

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Not guilty! – Court finds in favour of direct action against the arms trade

A cheering piece of news comes from Burnley Magistrate’s Court, where two people have just been acquitted of criminal damage charges arising from their attempts to destroy BAe fighter jets that were due to be sold to Saudi Arabia. Sam … Continue reading

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Appeals for solidarity from Hungary and Brazil

Two recent fundraising appeals that seemed worth sharing: In Hungary, Ahmed H, a Syrian migrant, is being charged with terrorism offences for taking part in a protest against the closing of the Hungarian border in September 2015. The “Free the … Continue reading

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Manchester antifascists statement on the attack

From Manchester Antifascists: “SMASH ISIS – SUPPORT YPG As anti fascists we do not hesitate to condemn last nights attack which was undoubtedly ordered or inspired by the Salafi Fascists of ISIS, Al Qaeda or similar. The people of Manchester … Continue reading

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