In Britain, communities of colour have always found routes towards political organisation and cultural expression, even though these experiences have often been marginalised in dominant discourse. Contemporary struggles against racism – encapsulated in the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent removal of statues of slave-traders from major cities – are a fight over history itself.
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As more and more comedians find success in the political arena, Rhian Jones lists some of the most prominent examples of satirists turned statesmen
The bonfires of Belfast have a raw relevance. Pádraig Ó Meiscill reflects on an annual controversy.
There’s nothing radical – or funny – about right-wing comedy, says Jake Laverde
Juliet Jacques argues that the way comedians treated Jeremy Corbyn demolished their anti-establishment credentials
Anna Clayton reviews Natalie Olah's book, which explores how upper middle-class pop culture has affected British politics
Suchandrika Chakrabarti reviews Wendy Liu's proposals to reclaim technology's potential for the public good