Category Archives: Tories

Friends like these: some thoughts on free speech, alliances, agreeing with people, and guilt by association

Another week, another round of disagreements over how to respond to transphobia. The latest news is that Peace News have weighed in with their take on the bookfair conflict, while over in Canada frat-boy “we’re definitely not fascist, we just … Continue reading

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“I had no idea we agreed on so much” – the Christian Right makes new friends

In light of recent controversies over trans exclusion, it might be useful to take a look at a conference that just happened in the US, as reported on by Right Wing Watch and the SPLC. The Values Voter Summit is … Continue reading

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The centre cannot hold: 2016 in review

So, this was a pretty brutal year in a lot of ways. It wasn’t all grim all the time, but there was certainly more than enough pain and misery to go around. This is an attempt to try and trace … 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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A working-class response to the EU referendum

I don’t think there’s much point in picking a side in the EU debate. It’s a referendum called by the Tories, and one that takes place entirely on their terms: there is no lesser evil to choose between Cameron and … Continue reading

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The view from Parliament, the view from the jobcentre

Even as someone who tries my hardest to keep my attention focused on grassroots organising and pay as little attention as possible to the games politicians pay, it’s been pretty amazing to watch the chaos among the tories over the … Continue reading

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A year in the shadow of bullets and ballots: looking back at 2015

Saying you prefer bullets to ballots is often used as a shorthand for wanting revolutionary change rather than working within the system. But in fact, the politics of armed struggle and electoralism can have a surprising amount in common – … Continue reading

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