Category Archives: The left

Interviews on surviving the Milo Seattle shooting, and helping with a mass escape from a detention center

Just to flag up two new audio interviews that have gone out over the last few days: Over in Seattle, someone interviewed the Industrial Workers of the World/General Defence Committee comrade who was shot while opposing a Milo talk there. … Continue reading

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Some contradictions are bigger than others: a reply on Rojava

  The recent interview with Peter Loo is well worth reading for a fairly detailed look at what’s happening in Rojava. As a first-hand account from the region, it’s a useful source of information; but the polemical aspects of the … Continue reading

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Taking Back Control

Under the title of “Take Back Control”, events will be taking place across the country (specifically Barnsley, Bradford, Croydon, Hastings, Norfolk, Plymouth and Sunderland) over the next few months, aiming to “bring together leave and remain voters, make sense of … Continue reading

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Quick notes on anti-Trumpism and current possibilities

The current wave of resistance to Trump’s immigration ban, and the regime in general, is pretty exciting. More than anything else, it makes me think of the 2003 anti-war movement. But, while that movement had some glorious moments, it notably … Continue reading

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Other-flagellating politics

At the moment, I’m trying to work out what I currently think about stuff that gets called “identity politics”, and, perhaps more interestingly, about arguments made by people criticising stuff that they call identity politics, because the whole subject feels … Continue reading

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RIP Mark Fisher

It’s always sad to hear about someone you respected dying, and there’s a strange sense of guilt that goes along with it when your main public engagement with their ideas involved pointing out (sometimes quite forcefully) where you thought they … Continue reading

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Brexit means the sky is falling: how Aufheben learned to stop worrying and love the EU

“In these circumstances… victory or defeat, in political as well as economic terms, comes down to a hopeless choice between two kinds of beatings for the European working classes.” – Rosa Luxemburg Aufheben, the long-running Brighton-based theoretical journal, recently published … Continue reading

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