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Not Enough Voters for Corbyn

Not Enough Voters for Corbyn

Before trying to examine the outcome of the 2019 general election, before any attempt to analyse the social complexities of the electorate that it reveals, it is important to understand three things.

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The 68ers

The 68ers

Many revolutionaries assumed the year was only a prelude to an enormous social upheaval. In one sense, this proved to be the case.

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The School That Helped Make Milo by Ansgar Allen

The School That Helped Make Milo by Ansgar Allen

by Ansgar Allen As a self-designated troll, Milo’s entire ‘brand’ is built on his ability to rile others. The public face of Milo Yiannopoulos is based on excess, wanton offence, and limit-testing transgression. Apparently it’s all over now, again, with further reports of the fall of Milo. But Milo...

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Windrushed

Windrushed

‘Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K.’ We never find out whether or not the opening line of The Trial is true, or what the lies might have been.

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Neoliberal Way

Neoliberal Way

Early in his presidency, Clinton developed what would become the key feature of his politics: Recognizing that the New Deal coalition between Southern Democrats and the Northern working class had fallen apart...

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They Wanted to Overcome Late Capitalism

They Wanted to Overcome Late Capitalism

February 1968. Radical leftists from all over the world are in West Berlin to attend the International Vietnam Congress.

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Same-sex marriage has become a political football in Italy’s elections

Same-sex marriage has become a political football in Italy’s elections

Ahead of Italy’s national elections on 4 March, towns and cities across the country were plastered with posters to “defend the traditional family”

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Candidates

Candidates

In accessible and engaging prose, historian Ellen Fitzpatrick chronicles the political careers of three women who attempted to ascend to the American presidency.

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Some Degree of Voting

Some Degree of Voting

On 21 June 1908, half a million people gathered in Hyde Park to celebrate “Women’s Sunday”. There were 30 brass bands, bugles and 20 platforms...

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Smash the Patriarchy (and Capitalism)!

Smash the Patriarchy (and Capitalism)!

The Time’s Up movement uses the language of radical left-wing politics. But it has yet to do radical left-wing politics...

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‘The last thing many voters wanted was a continuation of the status quo’

‘The last thing many voters wanted was a continuation of the status quo’

No doubt the staffers and cabinet members whom Wolff reports as describing Trump as an “idiot” or “moron” have reason to think of him in this way.

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Embodiment Beyond the Binary

Embodiment Beyond the Binary

Intersectionality remains a very important tool within any attempt to understand the historical arc of relations between trans* people and feminist...

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Immigrants are 45’s most frightening imaginary enemy…

Immigrants are 45’s most frightening imaginary enemy…

Trump appears to be obsessed with people who embody choice. Immigrants are his most frightening imaginary enemy, the ones who need to be “extremely vetted,” blocked out with a wall...

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For the Loss

For the Loss

As the campaign came to an end, Trump himself was sanguine. His ultimate goal, after all, had never been to win. “I can be the most famous man in the world”...

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A Letter From X

A Letter From X

I write to you from the fraying edges of a dying empire. An America assailed by its own bad thoughts. We’ve given the keys of the kingdom to a bunch of hen fuckers. Even from the cold, dark, damp confines of my Appalachian bunker I catch stray signals from the rottenness.

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Radical Britain

Radical Britain

It is an extraordinary feature of British politics that two years ago there was no revolutionary party in the mainstream, and today revolution is the only item on the menu.

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Most Were With Her

Most Were With Her

Clinton lost a race that few thought possible to lose. Her opponent was not Mitt Romney or John McCain or Marco Rubio but Donald J. Trump, a demonstrably crooked businessman.

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Splendid Grime

Splendid Grime

I have been reading Jason W. Moore’s Capitalism in the Web of Life — a book which helps to theorize the rise of the Biotariat. Moore writes, “all limits to capital emerge historically, out of the relations of humans with the rest of nature.

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