Category Archives: The left

In the trans-exclusionary bathroom: a quick reply to Daphne Lawless on left transphobia

The Aoateroa/New Zealand-based group Fightback recently published a short article by Daphne Lawless, aiming to challenge the spread of trans-exclusionary/transphobic ideas on the New Zealand, and international, left. In general, I definitely welcome this article – I also see those … Continue reading

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An American vampire in London: reheating some very cold beef

In the beginning was the word, and the word was some people arguing on the internet. In 2013, someone wrote an article which made the true and valid point that, when people say unkind things (on the internet or elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Wherever we stand, we stand against fascism: March 16 call to action from the Outlive Them Jewish antifascist network

Outlive Them, the Jewish antifascist network, have put out a new international call to action for March 16th. As with their previous call, I want to add a quick note on the UK context: Here in the UK, Jewish antifascists … Continue reading

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Against 4Chan Stalinism

For quite a while now, I’ve been amazed at the amount of tolerance that’s been shown for Red London, a “communist” meme page known for taking nazi 4chan memes and literally just replacing the word “Hitler” with “Stalin”, as well … Continue reading

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For a World without Pogroms, for a Future without Fascism: November 8 – November 11, 2018

The following call is one I’d seen a week or so ago, and had been meaning to write something about, but obviously recent events have rendered it far more urgent than ever. A quick note on the UK context: while, … Continue reading

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If saying it’s a bad idea to work with fascists makes you a pro-war neoliberal, then who was phone? More on red-brown alliances, smears and all that

The Winter Oak has now replied to my article criticising their smear jobs against antifascists. Since positions are fairly entrenched by this point, with both of us feeling that we’re being wildly misrepresented by the other, it’s not clear how … Continue reading

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In defence of anarchism and antifascism: a reply to the Winter Oak

In recent months, the subject of the “red-brown” alliance between some leftists and parts of the far-right, especially around their shared fondness for Assad, has attracted increasing attention. As the anti-fascist critique of this alliance has become more prominent, it … Continue reading

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