October 2020


Whose streets?

28 October 2020 Public spaces became increasingly valued during lockdown – and increasingly policed. We must continue to reclaim and celebrate it for everyone, says Morag Rose

Project Big Picture? Football needs the state

26 October 2020 Without active protection from the state, the rejected Project Big Picture is a taste of things to come for English football, argues Alex Maguire

An illustration featuring French Black Lives Matter activist Assa Traoré

Liberté, égalité, anti-racisme

22 October 2020 Anti-racist movements in France are challenging both the state and the traditional left, writes Selma Oumari

Photo: Tyrell Willock

The racist roots and reality of school segregation

22 October 2020 As education becomes increasingly authoritarian, the battle against racist educational enclosure policies is one the left cannot afford to lose, argues Jessica Perera

Greenwash

21 October 2020 Alethea Warrington describes how the fossil fuels industry hopes to change its image but not its practice

Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer’s account

16 October 2020 Ndella Diouf Paye writes about her experiences working as a carer for a private company

The state of things to come

15 October 2020 Politicians, the state, and the market have failed to come to terms with Covid-19. Can 'people power' navigate a way out of the crisis? K Biswas introduces the TNI Covid Capitalism Report

Pints, patriotism and precarity

14 October 2020 Oli Carter-Esdale explores the weaponisation of the pint and asks: where next for the hospitality sector?

UK, hun?

9 October 2020 Materially, the UK is not a nation – with fewer common experiences than ever before, from schools and policing to borders and governance – argue Medb MacDaibheid and Brian Christopher

What key work really means

8 October 2020 While economic activity slowed down during the Covid-19 crisis, accumulation of wealth continues for capitalists at the cost of key workers’ health and wellbeing, writes Notes From Below

Only as bold as we need to be

7 October 2020 Utopianism isn’t a rose-tinted optimism: it’s ‘the realism of hope’ we now desperately need, argues Jack Kellam

Power plays: the rise of game worker unions

6 October 2020 Amid global economic crisis, business is booming in the gaming industry. It's time to step up the fight for worker's rights, Emma Kinema tells Marzena Zukowska

Authoritarianism is creeping into classrooms

3 October 2020 New curriculum guidance will limit critical thinking and cement a neoliberal capitalist consensus. It should be setting off alarm bells, says Remi Joseph-Salisbury

The future of pandemic solidarity

2 October 2020 The pandemic has channelled our collective rage and constructed new visions of what is possible, argues Colectiva Sembrar



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