February 18th: Netpol’s Kevin Blowe argues that Britain’s nascent abolitionist movement needs to focus its energy into long-term grassroots organising, not top-down academic debate.
February 12th: The Guardian has been running a succession of investigative articles this week into the little known constitutional procedure, Queen’s consent.
February 4th: The B.1.1.7 aka 501Y.V1 Kent variant of SARS-CoV-2 has 23 mutations and is at least 70% more transmissible, according to most scientific commentators. By December 20th, it accounted for 60% of Covid cases in London.
February 3rd: Recently Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his team are working on stopping political content from circulating within the platform in order, as he puts it, to “make sure that the communities that people connect with are healthy and positive” (advancing the technocratic logic of “blissful” life freed from political deliberation).
January 28th: In a liberal democracy, it’s hard to imagine a more dangerous prospect than neoliberals running a country during a global pandemic.
January 26th: We can picture the relationship between freedom of speech and democracy as a beautiful love story.
January 16th: This text first appeared in the newly released Class War magazine.
January 12th: Following the short-lived occupation of the US Capitol building, Twitter and a number of other social media platforms have banned US President Donald Trump.
November 25th: You meet them everywhere and they can be old or young: “The Covid 19 pandemic is Mother Nature’s way of reducing the population”.