Tag: racism

2020 in photos: reviewing a year of turbulence

Photo gallery: 2020 was a year of political tumult, despite the constraints placed by the pandemic on popular protest.

The Trumpian afterlife

The incoming Biden administration may repeal a few of Trump's ugliest policies, but the revitalised far right is not going away.
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Video: Confronting the British state

Three activists speak on the Scottish independence movement, the Tory Party's right-wing populist strategy, and the political role of migrant solidarity.
Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer. Keywords: antisemitism anti-semitism Labour Party racist racism

The antisemitism of Sir Keir Starmer

The Labour leadership treats British Jews as pawns in its factional war against the left. Meanwhile, its so-called 'Zero Tolerance' approach contributes nothing to any serious attempt to tackle antisemitism.

‘When you have a hammer’: state repression and the pandemic

Facing a fraying of its ideological hegemony, the government increasingly relies on state repression. But this intensified violence could yet backfire.
Worshipers in Kashgar, Xinjiang. Keywords: Xinjiang China Muslims Uighers Uyghers oppression

Why is the Chinese state repressing the Uyghurs in Xinjiang?

The repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang by the Chinese state brings together a long history of national oppression, and a new ambition of capitalist expansion.
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Review | Fascism: History and Theory

Luigi Hay reviews a timely analysis of the origins of fascist organisation, which looks critically at different strategies adopted by the left to fight fascism.
A squad of riot police march past the National Gallery in London.

What does abolition mean in modern Britain?

The Black Lives Matter movement has sown seeds of hope worldwide for the abolition of police. But policing in the UK goes far beyond the bodies of armed men in uniform.
Protestors sit down outside a police station at the Battle for Brick Lane in 1978

Unfixing South Asian identity: beyond the politics of allyship

The most effective anti-racist strategy will draw together all those affected or repulsed by racism in a common struggle to overcome it.
Two Black protesters on a motorbike, one of them raises a fist, in front of a burning car in a dark city street.

revolutionary reflections | Capitalism, racialisation and resistance

Arjun Mahadevan argues that to build effective anti-racist struggles we need to acknowledge that racism was central to the development of capitalism.