April 2021


India’s crisis is our crisis

28 April 2021 The crisis unfolding in India underlines the need for global, coordinated, industrial vaccine strategy, argues Luke Cooper

Book covers

Review – The Care Manifesto, The Care Crisis

27 April 2021 Reviewing two recent books on care in the 21st century, Emily Kenway suggests the only solution to the current crisis lies in a wholescale reorganisation of our political economy

Justice is a world without police

24 April 2021 A guilty verdict for a murderous cop is not a ‘victory’. It’s time to abolish the police, says Lauren Pemberton-Nelson

Review – Ravenna: capital of empire, crucible of Europe

18 April 2021 Judith Herrin's masterwork of scholarship provides insights into how imperialism deals with times of upheaval, writes Neal Ascherson

Fighting for Irish language rights

16 April 2021 Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin details the long campaign to overcome colonial suppression of the Irish language in Northern Ireland

Just Irish

14 April 2021 Emigration may be at the core of Irish national memory but this has not translated to into a welcoming embrace for its immigrant population, writes Ola Majekodunmi

Vaccine nationalism

13 April 2021 As various Covid-19 vaccines continue to be rolled out in the Global North, Remi Joseph-Salisbury explores how nationalist vaccine programmes exacerbate global inequalities

Unionists of the left

12 April 2021 Sophie Long uncovers the progressive unionism overshadowed by Northern Ireland's right-wing mainstream

The bastard state

10 April 2021 A hundred years on from partition, Pádraig Ó Meiscill diagnoses the many ills of past and present Northern Ireland

Terrible films about the Troubles

6 April 2021 Taking a cinematic tour of predictable plots and improbable accents, Stephen Hackett finds himself asking: hasn’t Ulster suffered enough?

Virtual exhibitions and art for all

4 April 2021 A year into our new virtual reality, Siobhan McGuirk suggests a silver lining: once-exclusive degree shows are more accessible than ever

A protest banner reading Defend the right to Protest

‘Global Britain’, aggressive imperialism and draconian policing

2 April 2021 Belligerent abroad and oppressive at home, the government's rhetoric is being gradually cemented into law. Protest is the only response, writes Rohan Rice

Syringe with label reading 'vaccination'

Simon Hedges is jabbing away

1 April 2021 Our 'Award Winning' columnist tries to trick his father into getting the vaccine, saying it will protect him from 'cancel culture'



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