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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.

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Hyperreal Hijacking

Behind the convenient façade of connectivity, online life fractures shared meaning and hijacks lived experience into a hyperreal dataspace optimised for extraction, prediction, and control. Fragmented perspectives oscillate desperately between terminals struggling to capture scarce attention now more valuable than ever.

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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.

Digital Delusions: Unmasking the Modern Spectacle

From the cult-like following of visionaries like Elon Musk to the polarising influence of figures such as Donald Trump, we explore how the digital age’s most prominent personalities contribute to and thrive within the ever-evolving spectacle that captivates and divides our global society.