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Coronavirus Opinion Politics

Boot Out Boris – Time For A British Revolution

As I write this, Boris Johnson is bouncing yet another dead cat on the desk in the shape of Free School Meals. Unlike other dead cats, such as Operation Moonshot, feeding children is actually real and important. But in the end Boris & Cummings are quite happy to have the media screaming about the issue. […]

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Coronavirus Opinion Politics

Crazy-Right: The Bastard Love Child of Fascists and Conspiracy Theorists

“Garbage in, garbage out” is an idiom I often used in my days working for technology companies. Basically, a computer system is only as good as the information flowing into it. After spending a few hours with anti-lockdown / anti-mask protestors, AKA Covidiots, it’s clear the human brain operates in exactly the same way. For […]

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Education Politics

The University of Nottingham and the Return of the Precarious Workers

For students at the University of Nottingham, Monday 21st September was the first day of term. For many precariously employed members of staff it was yet another day of uncertainty. But it was also a day in which precarious workers and students were present and organised on campus, as they called on the University to […]

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Politics

Spain’s Democratic Transition is Backsliding

Biel Schreuder Obiols discusses the scandals that have exacerbated a crumbling sense of democracy in Spain. Over recent months in Spain, the behaviour of the state has become increasingly outlandish, absurd and sinister. Despite the current government being one comprised of the centre-left Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) and the far-left Unidas Podemos (UP), their […]

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Community Politics

No Pasaran (But No Thanks to Labour)

Every time the fascists decide to show themselves and walk through our streets, as  happened on August 22nd, it presents us (antifascists and antiracists) with a unique opportunity to come into physical contact with them. It’s always good to fight them and shout ‘Nazi Scum’. Their marches allow us to see their banners and faces, […]

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Community Politics

Right-Wingers Love Child Abuse

It is wrong to suggest that right-leaning people are more likely to commit child abuse. The causes of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children are incredibly complex and every community is blighted by it to a similar degree. Undeniably, right-wingers love talking about how they want to do terrible things to its perpetrators. However, […]

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Politics

“Positive and Secure” Asylum in the UK: An Appalling Lie

Content warning: Torture. To be granted refugee status, asylum seekers must demonstrate why they need protection. In the UK, they give evidence in an interview with a Home Office caseworker, where they detail how they have been treated in the past and why they fear further persecution in the future, if returned to their home […]

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Politics

Our Movement Must Champion BAME Communities

In a guest article for Periscope Nottingham, Momentum NCG candidate, Mish Rahman writes about how growing up in the Bangladeshi community of Walsall in the 1980s informed his politics, as well as the vision he and Forward Momentum have for the future of Labour and the left. I am from a Bangladeshi family with deep […]

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Politics

Einstein Asks ‘Why Socialism?’

Albert Einstein’s name is synonymous with genius. To even break into the public sphere and gain recognition is a difficult feat for any academic, let alone be the embodiment of intelligence itself. His contributions to theoretical physics did not just change our framework but took Newtonian science and turned it on its head. Today, not […]

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Politics

Polish Democracy in Crisis

Poland has been governed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party since 2015, when President Andrzej Duda was elected, and the party first got a majority in parliament. They were voted in as traditional, Catholic conservatives with promises of lowering the retirement age, massively increasing child support and free medication for the elderly. They have […]