On the tenth anniversary of Katrina, we republish an invitation to ponder the incapacity of the US government to respond to the disaster in New Orleans. What was at the root of that paralysis? From the archive, September 5, 2005.
a small independent theatre project that starts this week with Syrian and
Palestinian children, seeks to foster an alternative political proposal in a
situation where politics has emphatically failed.
The Labour Party machinery
has long been prone to imagining outcomes within the narrowest, safest, and
statistically verifiable ranges of business as usual. No wonder it’s panicking over
the ‘Corbyn surge’.
Possible innocence, the fact that
guilt was never proven beyond reasonable doubt and that many impoverished accused
are poorly represented - just a few of the reasons anti-death penalty
For now, thanks to surreptitious symbiosis, it is possible to do sustained activism to bring about social change, without becoming part of a ‘civil society industry’. From the Squares and Beyond partnership.
All the countries of those sitting around this table were
born in genocide. In the case of Brazil, we were the world champion of slavery.
So we are based on that! Sweet but violent. From the Squares and Beyond partnership.
This lack of lived experience with the
violence of our state entails an almost inevitable blindness to the deepening
divide between those our states protect and those whose life it represses,
expels, and humiliates.
According to a former adviser to Tony Blair, MPs who nominated Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership are "morons". What does one of them have to say about a leading Corbyn policy, nuclear disarmament?
Russia Today is packed full of lies. But aren't there motes aplenty in our own eyes onto the world? Is media credibility shot, and can we hope to improve trust in news? An academic conference this autumn in Prague aims to bring journalists and acdemics together to explore the problem
The 2015 General Election was a
disaster for people and political parties that can loosely be called
‘progressive’. Rather than relying upon the one-way communication of ‘messages’ and ‘narratives’, they now need to
learn how to engage in open-ended ‘Democratic