Our site contains a mixture of short, timely content on our blog as well as more detailed, in-depth treatment of various subjects through our feature articles, interviews, series and debates. Our material has been translated into seven languages and has been re-published by the Guardian, openDemocracy, ZNet, the Gothenburg Free Press and many other sites. Others are welcome to do the same, provided they adhere to the conditions of our Creative Commons License.
As the site progresses we are branching out into organising live events, developing collaborations with partners and expanding the range of topics that NLP covers, from current affairs to theory, philosophy and culture. We welcome unsolicited contributions, ideas for collaboration and comments on any of our published content. You can scroll down from here to learn more about the members of the NLP collective.
New Left Project encourages readers to comment on our articles. Comments are moderated. The aim is to foster inclusivity, to avoid abuse of our contributors and other commentators, and to ensure that comments add something valuable and substantive to the material that is being commented upon.
We have adopted this policy to ensure that all those who wish to participate in NLP feel safe to do so, to encourage constructive debate and to avoid unnecessary aggression. Comments are moderated according to the following criteria:
- Comments must engage with the article, or at minimum other comments - irrelevant contributions will be rejected.
- Comments must be coherent – incoherent and rambling comments will not be published. This does not mean comments have to meet academic standards; simply that they must be intelligible to other readers.
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- Comments must not be abusive; including deliberately attacking the contributor or other commentators, personal slights, and using excessive or unnecessary swear words.
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Interpretation of this policy is at the discretion of the NLP editors. If we are unsure about a comment we will discuss it with the other editors before taking a decision. We sometimes contact people when we have concerns about their comments but we do not do so as a matter of routine. If your comment is not published and you have not heard anything, you may wish to resubmit your comment in a manner that is in line with our comments policy. We accept that some individuals may find a particular decision unsatisfactory, but we take the view that there will be more who welcome the ability to participate in fruitful and worthwhile discussion and debate.
Who we are:
Michaela Collord is a PhD candidate researching parliamentary institution building and development finance in Uganda and Tanzania. She is interested in the political economy of development, East African politics, and climate change.
Eli Davies is a London-based teacher and writer. She has worked on various writing and education projects dealing with language, the literature of the city, popular culture and storytelling. Her other interests include housing, urban activism and migrant rights.
Alex Doherty is a teacher and occasional writer. He has written for Z Magazine, Dissident Voice and Counterpunch. His interests include gender politics, psychoanalysis, religion, American domestic politics and having pointless arguments with 9/11 conspiracy theorists. He is a member of the International Organisation for a Participatory Society and you can follow him on twitter @alexdoherty7
Joe GuinanJoe Guinan is a senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative and executive director of the Next System Project. His interests include radical political economy and the development of economic alternatives. A dual Irish and British citizen, he grew up in labour movement circles in the North of England and now lives in Washington, DC.
Rhian E. Jones
Rhian E. Jones works as a shop assistant and writes on history, politics, popular culture and the places where they intersect. She is the author of Clampdown: Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender (Zero Books, 2013) and a forthcoming book on nineteenth-century popular protest. Her blog is Velvet Coalmine.
Tom Mills is a researcher and PhD candidate at the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Bath. His doctoral research examines the BBC’s relationship with economics elites and the state.
Chitra Nagarajan is an activist who has worked to promote and protect human rights, especially those of women, in China, the UK, the USA and countries in west Africa for over ten years. She currently works on issues of human rights and peacebuilding in Nigeria but remains linked to activism in the UK. She tweets here (@chitranagarajan) and blogs here (http://chitrasudhanagarajan.wordpress.com).
James Quinney is New Left Project’s webmaster. He has written articles for Z Magazine, Red Pepper and works in publishing in Oxford. His interests include: political philosophy, the history and theory of science and technology, film and media.
Jamie Stern-Weiner is an independent researcher based in London. He is interested in Middle East politics, political economy and the history of political thought. His writing has been published in Le Monde Diplomatique, Jadaliyya and MERIP.