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Year: 2020
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US Election 2020: Trumpism Is Here To Stay and Nowhere Is Sacred

, 11 November 2020
Caolan Robertson explains how, though Donald Trump lost last week's presidential race, his brand of nativist populism is still spreading, particularly in the UK

The Illusionists of Hope can be Defeated with the Real Thing

, 1 November 2020
Reverend Joe Haward considers how a dedication to rooting out corruption and accepting the realities of the present can provide an engine for change

Dishonest, Extreme, Corrupt: Coming of Age in the Era of Trump

, 22 October 2020
CJ Werleman wonders if the new generation of voters will have normalised the extraordinary values and actions of an unprecedented President

Imperial Amnesia Strikes Back: ‘Racism in America Nothing to do with Us’

, 21 October 2020
In a debate on the UK’s Black History Month, Kemi Badenoch highlighted the Government’s colonial arrogance by deflecting attention and throwing its ‘special’ ally under the bus

OUR LIVES MATTER: Black History is Still Confined to the Margins of the Education System

, 20 October 2020
Teacher Dr Cheryl Diane Parkinson explains how students are taught to equate Britishness with whiteness

Why Is Homophobia Still an Explicitly Acceptable Prejudice to Hold?

, 19 October 2020
Strictly Come Dancing’s first same-sex pairing is not the milestone those praising the decision believe it to be, writes George Attwood

EXCLUSIVE COVID-19 and the End of Economic Fatalism

, 9 October 2020
In the global response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Anthony Barnett sees an epoch-defining moment as governments are forced to put people’s health and wellbeing before market fundamentalism

Imperial Power & Conservative Taboo: ‘Shutting Down Debate on Empire is Britain’s Ultimate Imperial Legacy’

, 30 September 2020
Following the backlash over a ‘wokeist’ National Trust report on the links of historic buildings to colonialism and slavery, Hardeep Matharu speaks to one of its editors about how the predictable response is itself a hangover from the country’s colonial era

‘Cuties’ Recycles the Same Damaging Stereotypes About Muslim Women – But Where was the Outrage?

, 28 September 2020
Amina Shareef reviews Cuties, which has attracted criticism for its over-sexualisation of young girls, and finds a troubling portrayal of Muslim femininity

Political Manipulation has Made ‘Patriotism’ a Dirty Word

, 24 September 2020
The Labour Party is attempting to recapture patriotism from closed-border populists – a move that should be welcomed not condemned, argues Eleanor Longman-Rood

UNCONSCIOUS EMPIRE: Saving ‘Britannia’ and Losing the Plot

, 25 August 2020
Continuing to wage a Steve Bannon-style culture war, Boris Johnson’s Government will do nothing to confront the damaging legacy of our imperial past because its mythologised symbolism is all it has to sell to Brexit Britain, argues Hardeep Matharu

Fashion Faux-Pas: 'Social Audits' Should No Longer Be On Trend

, 7 August 2020
Outsourcing responsibility for exploitation in the fashion business will not build trust or improved conditions, argues Luke Smitham

OUR LIVES MATTER: Eurocentrism & the Privilege of Not Having to Care

, 31 July 2020
Airbrushing the crimes of European history fuels the structural racism and conscious apathy we see in modern Britain, argues Khadija Akhi Uddin

OUR LIVES MATTER: Educating the White Moderate

, 27 July 2020
Creating a fuller, fairer picture of British history requires urgent reforms to the National Curriculum, explains Dr Cheryl Diane Parkinson

COVID-19 Could Mark the Beginning of the End for Obsessive Consumerism

, 21 July 2020
Jon Bailes considers how free we really are under the free market system and whether the Coronavirus crisis will have revealed this to the public with far-reaching consequences

OUR LIVES MATTER: White Reaction is a Yawn

, 16 July 2020

The Radicalisation of Katie Hopkins

, 24 June 2020

Tear Down the Tyrants, Reappraise the Past

, 8 June 2020

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