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Racism as thoughtcrime

05 Apr 2012

In the light of the jailing of Liam Stacey for making racist comments on twitter about footballer and recent heart attack victim Fabrice Muamba , Paul Demarty takes a look at official ant-racism and the attitude of Marxists.

What did England expect?

15 Jul 2021

Following narrow defeat at the hands of Italy, the meaning of it all is being hotly fought over. Paul Demarty urges the left to think beyond gesture politics

Lots of grassy knees

17 Jun 2021

Is the English football team in the grip of a Marxist conspiracy? Paul Demarty considers the ‘taking the knee’ controversy

How to be gaslit

08 Apr 2021

Anger is an insufficient response to the Sewell report, argues Paul Demarty. The left needs its own critique of liberal anti-racism

Anti-racism as a straitjacket

01 Apr 2021

Boris Johnson's government boasts of its anti-racism, the UN boasts of its anti-racism, the SWP boasts of its anti-racism. Paul Demarty detects more than a whiff of popular frontism

Blasphemy laws old and new

01 Apr 2021

Freedom of speech includes the right to criticise, explain and even mock, insists Eddie Ford

Uyghurs: why now?

18 Mar 2021

Are the Chinese guilty of ‘genocide’? Daniel Lazare looks behind the wall-to-wall propaganda

Hispaniola shibboleth

21 Jan 2021

Gaby Rubin reviews 'The farming of bones' by Edwidge Danticat

An establishment bigot

03 Dec 2020

Tony Greenstein does not mourn the death of rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks (March 8 1948 - November 7 2020)

Prom and prejudice

04 Sep 2020

As the BBC finally agrees to allow a select group of vocalists to sing ‘Rule, Britannia!’ and ‘Land of hope and glory’, Harley Filben takes stock of musical nationalism

Racism and jealous gods

13 Aug 2020

Overweening taboos on certain slurs do nothing to aid our understanding of racism, argues Paul Demarty

Not just one idiot historian

09 Jul 2020

Slavery involved the loss of life on a staggering scale, and it was bound up with the capitalist mode of production, writes Eddie Ford

Power of child-like logic

09 Jul 2020

Without a centralised leadership BLM risks playing into Trump’s hands, argues Daniel Lazare

Statue wars

19 Jun 2020

Eddie Ford says it is healthy to question the iconography that is all around us

Calling a different tone

19 Jun 2020

Will Stratford of the US Platypus Affiliated Society explains why he thinks it is essential for the left to question the establishment’s hegemonic anti-racism

Racism and Covid-19

19 Jun 2020

Capitalism itself is the cause of structural social inequality, writes James Linney

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