Tag: oppression

Black leadership: New and old generations

Graham Campbell discusses the crisis of Black leadership, and the new generation that is emerging. After this year's general election, a record number of Black Labour and Tory MPs will walk down Westminster's corridors. Black...

Women’s lives under austerity

Christine Bird, in an article originally published in the Leeds publication Northern Star, discusses the realities of many women of lives under capitalism and austerity, arguing that things weren't always this way, and they won't...
Dylan Roof

After Dylann Roof: What is fascism?

After Dylann Roof's racist massacre in Charleston, we republish an article by Anindya Bhattacharyya written in response to Anders Behring Breivik's massacre on 22 July 2011. The following article was originally a contribution to the...

“I Was Born a Baby Not a Boy”: Sex, Gender and Trans Liberation

In the second article in a series on trans politics, Shanice McBean discusses sex, gender and trans liberation. This piece was originally published on Shanice's blog sheisrevolutionarilysuicidal. The Severing of Sex from Gender As transgender identities, social spaces...
An anti-racist demo

Trevor Phillips and the ideological battle over racism

Anindya Bhattacharyya discusses anti-racist responses to Trevor Phillips. "Trevor Phillips needs to shut up right about now," read the Facebook update of a friend of mine on Thursday night. The former head of the Commission...
Anti-fascists marching through Manchester

EDL outnumbered by anti-fascists in Manchester

About 200 to 300 supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) were bussed in to Manchester's Albert Square today (Saturday). They held a rally inside a police kettle. Meanwhile around 500 anti-fascists gathered in Piccadilly Gardens for a...

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale reply to Colin Wilson’s comments on ‘What gender does’

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale continue a discussion on their article What gender does, responding to comments from Colin Wilson To situate our response to Colin, it is useful to see that there are now...

Towards a Marxist theory of gender?

Heather Brown's book Marx on Gender and the Family was released to great acclaim. Estelle Cooch interviewed her about Engels, intersectionality and feminism today. This interview was originally published in the Autumn 2014 issue of...
LSE building

Why a university finally stood up to misogyny

Last week the men's rugby club at LSE was closed down for a year after producing a sexist and homophobic leaflet. Lois JC considers why the university finally took action, after years doing nothing...
Rotherham Town Centre sign

After Rotherham – how can we protect every child?

We need a consistent and effective response to child abuse. But, writes Christine Bird, that means thinking the issues through, and rejecting racism and hypocrisy. It is important to say from the outset that all children...