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The Unfolding Welfare Crisis in the UK

Will a system designed for universal care become a universal catastrophe?

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Radical Objects

A Refugee’s Life Jacket at Manchester Museum

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CapitalismEssaysFeatureImaginal PoliticsVerticals

Reductio ad Absurdum

Zero-Hours Contracts, Bogus ‘Self-Employment’, and Welfare ‘Conditionality’ in the UK

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CapitalismEssaysLiberal Democracy in QuestionMedia/Publics

Jeremy Corbyn’s Attempt to Reinvent British Labour

The changing face of the British Left

On September 12, 2015, Britain’s Labour Party elected as its leader Jeremy Corbyn, a man branded a dangerous socialist and pacifist. He won with 250,000 votes of party members and supporters, out …

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CapitalismEssaysRace

Who Bankrolled Jim Crow?

Global capital and American segregation

Look no further than American suburbs to find some of the starkest legacies of Jim Crow. Segregated through redlining and disproportionately benefiting from state subsidies, American suburbs fixed the geography of white supremacy. But when we look at American suburbia, we must also look beyond America’s borders. It turns out that thousands of average British people helped shape housing discrimination in the United States through …

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EssaysLiberal Democracy in QuestionSex & GenderThe Left

Ireland’s Victory for Marriage Equality, Continued

How Irish was it? And how much of a victory?

I very much liked Sinéad Kennedy’s piece on the yes to same-sex marriage in the Irish referendum. I share her sense that the 62% yes vote on May 22 was an impressive progressive victory. At the same time, I strongly agree with her statement, “As a political objective, same-sex marriage sits comfortable with prevailing neoliberal ideology.” I would like to add a few comments …

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