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A Critique of “A Global War Regime”

Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra’s article “A Global War Regime” examines the interplay between militarisation and capitalist structures, yet, from a Marxist perspective, it overlooks crucial aspects like class struggle, the state’s role, and the ideological mechanisms underpinning militarisation.

Yeats Was Right: The Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity

As the 40th anniversary of the divisive 1984 UK miners’ strike approaches, this post explores the passionate but vanishing working class solidarity that defined the dispute, contrasting it with the current decaying state of British politics.

The Allure of Conspiracy: Why Conspiracy Theories Persist

Conspiracy theories have proliferated from the fringes to the mainstream, shaped by societal drivers like simplified narratives, confirmation bias, and changes in media. This post explores the roots of ‘conspiracism’ and paths back to reason.

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The Muffled Drumbeat of Progress: GB News and the Battle for Truth

As we delve deeper into the tumultuous seas of the 21st century, the airwaves have become a battleground for the soul of society. One such combatant, GB News, has emerged as a rallying point for reactionary rhetoric, a stark contrast to the march of progressive values. Let’s dissect the ways in which GB News stands as a barrier to our shared vision of a more equitable, inclusive, and just society.

Andrew and Lawrence in the spirit of Laurel and Hardy

Andrew Bridgen, Disinformation Networks, and the Radicalisation of the Right

Here we delve into the radicalisation of former Conservative Member of Parliament, Andrew Bridgen, and his alignment with right-wing populist ideologies. Highlighting the pivotal role of disinformation networks and socio-economic factors, we explore the concerning trend of right-wing radicalisation in the UK, its implications for democracy, and potential countermeasures.

Working Class and Ruling Class

Lee Anderson’s Questionable Politics: From Labour to the Tories, and Now GB News

From Labour to the Tories and now GB News, Lee Anderson’s questionable politics have caused controversy and criticism. As a newly-promoted figure in the Conservative Party and set to join the likes of Rees-Mogg on GB News, Anderson’s remarks on poverty and working class representation have left many wondering whether he truly understands the realities faced by those he claims to speak for.