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Nottingham Black Lives Matter Protestors ‘Take a Knee’ to Highlight Police Brutality

Over a hundred Black Lives Matter protestors “took a knee” in Nottingham last Wednesday in a demonstration against police brutality. The rally, which took place in Market Square on June 17, saw a large group of activists go down on one knee in a show of solidarity with protests in the United States. Protests have […]

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Opinion

Periscope Recommends #1

Capital’s logistical fix: Accumulation, globalization, and the survival of capitalism by Martin Danyluk Martin Danyluk explores how developments in logistics have underpinned globalisation and the reproduction of capitalist social relations into the 21st century. Danyluk uses David Harvey’s concept of the ‘fix’ to dissect the role of the logistics industry in offsetting capitalism’s crisis tendencies […]

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History

OTD: Los Angeles riots erupt in the face of injustice

On April 29 1992, African-American communities were shocked by the acquittal of four white police officers for assault and extreme use of force against Rodney King. Following this, Los Angeles erupted into rioting on a scale not seen since. For five days, the city was subject to unprecedented levels of assault, looting and arson, resulting […]

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Opinion

The Race Card in The UK

The black story is one of the most denied stories within the UK. Us British people have created this narrative that racism does not exist in the UK, that we live in some multi-cultural utopia. But this narrative has been created by the dominator whilst the dominated have their stories scrutinised at every step, or […]

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The People’s Pandemic? Coronavirus and WWII Narratives

Britain as a country is obsessed with the Second World War. It lends itself to a narrative of the nation being a strong force for good in the world, sitting awkwardly between centuries of colonial atrocity beforehand and the decline of global power afterwards. Whether it was the Falklands War, the 2008 financial crisis or the prospect of a disastrous Brexit, time and […]

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Community

THROWBACK: Why students occupied University of Nottingham building

A group of students occupied a lecture theatre at the University of Nottingham in a show of solidarity with striking teaching staff. Nottingham Student Solidarity (NSS), mostly made up of University of Nottingham students, occupied the Coates Road Auditorium on Monday, March 9 at around 6pm. The demonstration was intended to support university staff participating […]

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Opinion

Government Conceals The Truth of Coronavirus Death Toll

Damning figures released by the Office for National statistics have revealed that the Coronavirus death toll up to April 10 was 41 per cent higher than the numbers touted in the government’s daily press conferences. The stats, which include those who died outside of hospital, are a damning indictment of the campaign by Boris and […]

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Coronavirus

‘Five Cobra Meetings? That’s Insane!’

On Sunday 19th March 2020 a surprising shift occurred in discourse from the Murdoch-owned right-wing press where The Times reported “failings in February may have cost thousands of lives.” The article cites a senior advisor to Downing Street who “broke ranks” and blamed a “failure of leadership” for the UK’s inability to combat the coronavirus […]

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History

A Praxis Parable: Organised Labour and the Ludlow Massacre

Content Warning: Graphic descriptions of violence A bullet whistles by your ear. You look around to see scores of your fellow coal miners, with their wives and children in tow, sprinting for cover. You start to run, and just a few strides in front of you see a young boy, no older than 11. He […]

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals the Fragility of a Private Health Industry on the Rocks

Recently the government made a deal with private health firms to the tune of £2.4 million per day for the use of their facilities. While it is of utmost importance to the government and the public that facilities are acquired to deal with current pandemic, questions have been raised over the relative value for money […]