History and politics that focus on possibilities for major social rupture miss the daily realities of class and place - the everyday conditions of social change.
Racialization has had a deeply personal impact on the lives of people in Britain, but history shows us it can be challenged.
The recent Ferguson Solidarity Tour shows the solidarity that has been built in response to police violence, in which the process of exclusion is turned against itself and becomes the basis of a new collective political subject
Satire must be free to push the margin of good taste or even to be offensive. This is what Satire is about, it cannot be anything else. Satire digs into personal feelings, blatant stereotypes and the hidden racism of us all.
Though too broad as an historical category, ‘racialization’ is nevertheless very effective when applied to the contemporary period.
Class was never a homogeneous category in Marxist thought, some of the earliest works of which were sensitive to the influence of race and nationalism.
New Left Project’s editors reflect on contributions to the site during 2014 – and look ahead to 2015.
The past decade has seen a focus on intersectionality as a way of capturing how people experience multiple oppressions, but both intersectionality and self-organisation have the capacity to be co-opted by the neoliberal project. Without knowledge of the historic tensions between race, class, and gender, we cannot determine the destiny of workers’ resistance.
Effective trade union organising needs to pay greater attention to the social and cultural as well as economic influences on working people.
The ‘racialisation’ of class in Britain has been a consequence of the weakening of ‘class’ as a political idea since the 1970s – it is a new construction, not an historic one.