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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Populism and the return of the political

"A future you can believe in" is the reverse of "Make America great again", because it doesn’t retreat into moral rejection or resistance politics.

Hidden Warfare 3: Special forces

While Britain’s conventional army is being slashed, Britain’s special forces are benefiting from special treatment. Their budget was doubled in last year’s Strategic Defence and Security Review.

My 350 on Donald Trump: the aestheticisation of politics

Trump’s poujadist campaign effectively mainstreamed bigotry and ran amok all the way to the oval office.

Not going gentle into the night: on climate, trade, Brexit and Trump

TTIP, TPP, CETA et al. are bad for the climate, equality, democracy and social justice. So is Trump.

De la democracia a la kakistocracia – ida y vuelta

Kakistocracia (griego: κακιστοκρατία): dícese de un estado o país gobernado por los peores, los menos cualificados y menos escrupulosos de sus ciudadanos. Português English

The road from democracy to kakistocracy – and back

Kakistocracy (Greek: κακιστοκρατία) is a term meaning a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, and most unscrupulous citizens. Português Español

My 350 on Donald Trump: how neoliberalism deals with the military

US and UK mistreatment of army veterans and the confused new politics of war may have led to an important miscalculation.

The biggest Brexit scandal of them all

The most disturbing aspect of the referendum campaign was the failure to acknowledge – on either side of the argument – the issue that has now emerged: process.

My 350 on Donald Trump, and those against him winning the presidential election

He is the president of the people of the United States: his concerns are our concerns.

My 350 on Donald Trump: on remembering November 8, 2016

Remember, remember the 8th of November, OR, the relevance of V for Vendetta in our troubled political times…

My 350 on Donald Trump: in a free land according to my conscience

I am blessed, in this western country, to cast my vote.

My 350 on Donald Trump: Trumpustuous times

If the US elections had been preferential – electing both President and Vice – Trump would probably not now be President-elect.

From Movementism to Labourism

Prospects for the renewal of the left: a perspective from the movementist element of the UK Labour Party grassroots activist body, Momentum.

My 350 on Donald Trump: common sense against the liberal order

The ideological resonance of the globalizing and multiculturalist discourse has reached a limit, set by the American electorate.

Mass rapes to mass protests: violence against women in 2016

Impunity for violence against women remains a massive problem. Donald Trump hasn’t helped.

The mainstream press in the US is obsessed with ‘objectivity’ – and that’s a problem

It’s impossible for effective political dialogue to be maintained if one side of an argument continue to lie without consequence.

Voting as an act of violence

How do you expect me to explain that this was a vote for ‘those left behind’ to all the LGBT youth, minority youth and young people from marginalized communities that I help counsel and mentor in New York?

By the numbers: Barack Obama’s contribution to the decline of US democracy

How neoliberal doctrine undermined the Obama administration and ushered in the age of Trump. 

The many sides of Jack London

Speaking to us 100 years after his death, in the era of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump, Jack London’s late novels make a fascinating spectacle of their author’s ‘white fragility’.

Trump, Putin, and the new Middle East

The election of Trump will give second wind to autocrats in the region as well as create space for the growth of Russian influence.

The two-state solution: what Europe must do and why

Despite chaos elsewhere in the region, resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict remains urgent for its own sake. International Humanitarian Law should be rigorously applied before any negotiation.

Thank you Mr. Trump, the unifier

A letter to President-elect Trump, thanking him for unifying progressive voices from all corners of the world by winning this election.

This is beyond analysis

We must learn from the US election and Brexit. The left needs to get on board with popular desire for change, and present an alternative that is as appealing, organic and forceful as what is offered by the right. 

Drones, Baby, Drones

Drama going beyond journalism at the Arcola theatre in London, until 26 November, Box Office: 0207 503 1646

Hidden Warfare 2: Drones

In an attempt to give them a better image, the British MoD has renamed them Protector rather than Predator.

My 350 on Donald Trump: American foreign policy in a post-truth age

Post-truth isn’t new: the majority of American citizens believed that Saddam Hussein was behind the 9/11 attacks. But…

Ripping back the veil: an interview with Arun Kundnani

Trump promises politics in its naked form: the seizure of power for his clan, and be damned with all the rest. As the centre ground collapses, we must not cling to it. 

With Donald Trump's election, has the American 'experiment' run its course?

A deep and spreading sense of disorder lay at the heart of the bizarre election campaign and, with Donald Trump's election, it may never really end.

Will Donald Trump abolish the mainstream world order?

Many predict we face the end of a globalized liberal era with Donald Trump in the White House. But he could take a pragmatic stance, paradoxically similar to that of Obama.

Trump's first steps on Israel / Palestine

Free advice for Trump from a fellow American citizen and Palestinian who lives and works under Israeli military occupation.

Trump and the Pentagon

Under the president-elect, America's military can expect more of everything. What then?

My 350 on Donald Trump: 12 gifts from Trump to progressives

“Gift 5: For progressives, it means that they can more adamantly and unabashedly demand ‘greater good’ candidates from their parties.”

US roadside politics: guns, meat and engines

Far away from the closed-off politics of Washington, a trip through rural America reveals some very different sources of empowerment.

Why protesting Obama after Trump's victory makes so much sense

Trump is the logical culmination of a culture: the narrator of a democratic apparatus that has come to conceal itself behind the mother of all TV shows: the US Presidency.”

My 350 on Donald Trump: learning from Orwell

"One option is to dismiss Trump’s win as irrational. This, we should remember, is how many on the left responded to the rise of inter-war fascism in Europe."

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