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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...

Review: Is Settlers by J Sakai Reactionary?

J Sakai's book Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, first published in 1983, has become something of a controversy in American left wing circles. It's proponents see...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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:...