David Whyte


David Whyte
David Whyte is professor of socio-legal studies at the University of Liverpool and a writer for OpenDemocracy and Bella Caledonia


Criminalising political opposition in Catalonia

12 February 2019 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte explain why the political trials this week only reveal the tip of the iceberg.

Catalonia: A new king with old rules

9 August 2018 It might seem like the fall of Rajoy's government bodes well for Catalonia. Not so fast, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte

Catalan independence is not just ‘nationalism’ – it’s a rebellion against nationalism

2 November 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte argue that Catalonia's independence movement is driven by solidarity – and resistance to far-right Spanish nationalists

‘This building will be a library!’ From referendum to general strike in Catalonia

4 October 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte report from the Catalan general strike, as the movements prepare to build a new republic

‘Committees in Defence of the Referendum’: update from Catalonia

28 September 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte on developments as the Catalan people resist the Spanish state's crackdown on their independence referendum

By trying to stop Catalonia’s referendum, they’ve sparked something much bigger

22 September 2017 The Spanish state is seizing ballot papers and raiding meetings, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte – but it is being met with united resistance

Chilcot inquiry: don’t mention the oil

18 August 2016 The Chilcot inquiry kept the oil industry and private interests free from scrutiny. Greg Muttitt and David Whyte report

Natural solidarity

25 July 2010 The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster was as much a disaster for workers as for the planet, writes David Whyte. Reconnecting life and work to the environment must be part of our response

‘Sin Patron’ in Dundee?

29 May 2010 The Prisme packaging factory in Dundee was perhaps the first in the country to be occupied and to successfully take production under workers control. David Whyte visits the factory a year after the occupation