December 2020


Review – National Theatre Connections 2020: Plays for young people

30 December 2020 From climate change to the perils of the information era, the collection powerfully explores the struggles facing contemporary teenagers, writes Jordana Belaiche

The convivial, practical road to socialism: a tribute to Leo Panitch

29 December 2020 Hilary Wainwright remembers friend and mentor to many, Leo Panitch, who died on December 19, 2020

Simon Hedges is cold, wet and cancelled

28 December 2020 Very sensible columnist Simon Hedges shares his take on the 2020 phenomena of people believing that 'cancel culture' is really a thing

Gambling with lives

26 December 2020 Betting firms have infiltrated football culture and destroyed lives. James Grimes argues its time to reclaim the sport

Momentum responds to the Labour Muslim Network Report

23 December 2020 Labour seems eager to ignore its Islamophobia problem. The Party is making a grave mistake, explain Solma Ahmed, Sonali Bhattacharyya and Mish Rahman

No holding back?

22 December 2020 Labour’s road to recovery must bring together grassroots organising with a recognition of changing class composition, argues Christine Berry

Political goals and corporate carewash

20 December 2020 Marcus Rashford is challenging neoliberal framings of poverty. We should call him a hero, argues Siobhan McGuirk – without letting his sponsors off the hook

Protesters holding up signs reading 'End Hate' and 'No to Racism'

Islamophobia: a year-round struggle

18 December 2020 Islamophobia Awareness Month may be over, but the fight must continue now more than ever writes Taj Ali

Love Island stars advertising various products

That’s advertainment: reality TV and product placement

17 December 2020 Sophie Benson explores the insidious role of unethical advertising in reality TV – and in the offscreen careers of its stars

Ethical accreditation schemes: good or ill?

15 December 2020 As unethical companies continue to generate hefty profits, Josie Wexler examines various schemes for upholding ethical standards, and how much faith we should put in them

Algeria: a youth revolution

12 December 2020 The Algerian regime has offered its youth a future of poverty, humiliation and repression, now it must go writes Zakaria Chaabi from Constantine, Algeria

Autism and performative awareness

10 December 2020 As autistic people become more visible in public life, Errol Kerr examines how brands are seeking to repackage themselves as ‘autism friendly'

The shirkers united will never be defeated

8 December 2020 Nic Murray argues the need for collective solidarity and organising amongst welfare claimants as Covid-19’s economic fallout threatens to render thousands jobless

Shukri Abdi and the urgent need for anti-racist education

4 December 2020 The Shukri Abdi case is a painful reminder that UK schools are not safe for everyone. We need an explicitly anti-racist curriculum, argues Remi Joseph-Salisbury

Locked out during lockdown

1 December 2020 Already dealing with the effects of the hostile environment in education, Sanaz Raji explains the new challenges facing international students during the pandemic