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Kill are Peemies- How the Post-Left ‘Got Got’

Adolph Reed caused a minor uproar recently with an off-hand comment about one of his fellow theorists, Angela Nagle: she ‘got got’ by the reactionary side for writing...

The Train is Capitalism- Snowpiercer and Class Consciouness

Bong Joon-Ho's film Snowpiercer (2013) is at first glance high concept sci-fi, yet a deeper look reveals it is a deep allegorical fantasy exploring class hierarchy and the...

The New Russian Left

“Shit’s fucked at the moment. You get armchairs writing incomprehensible bullshit about dialectics, larpers fighting “revisionists” and “trotskyists”, red conspiratards claiming all the boomer conspiracies Americans got but...

Can Dengism Outmaneuver Capital?

As things stand the argument is not so much about the current tate of affairs; not many would argue that China is a fully functioning communist utopia. Rather,...

Straw Bricks- PMC Aren’t to Blame for Singapore’s Docile Working Class

"Nothing more than socialites masquerading as socialists" Veteran Singaporean socialist Poh Soo Kai recalled that in his university days someone had brushed him off with this line. The insult...

Humans and Robots: Confirmed for Brawl?

Science fiction would have us believe that human and robots are confirmed for brawl, but for the moment at least it seems our values will shape the development...

The Kgotla and the State in Botswana: Instrument of the People...

There is much to like about the Tswana system of the Kgotla, essentially open public forums where anyone may have their say on the issues of the day....

The 1970s and the Decline of British Unions

Act 1:Wilson Our story starts in 1969, with the launch of “In Place of Strife”, Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Labour MP Barbara Castle’s white paper on industrial relations....

Frankenstein’s Monster in Brazil- A Rant on Culture

The media here is terrible. On broadcast TV, the old and awful auditory shows seem to have given way to the far more worse genre of crime reporting:...

Singapore-Let they who reject meritocracy cast the first stone!

Yet more fodder for the outrage crowd, where the harsh and damning criticism fell upon NUS, AGC and the courts for such a ridiculous excuse for letting the...