Liberation

Transphobia and Antisemitism

Photo Credit: Tyler Merbler This year, accompanying Covid-19, we have witnessed a pandemic of conspiracy theories, most of them alleging the disease is a Trojan horse for an authoritarian takeover or a population-culling vaccine. Anti-lockdown protests bridge ideological divides, uniting the far-right with anti-Big Pharma types, and they exhibit how conspiracists are unlikely to believe in only one theory. A prominent Covid-19…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 50: The 1987 Caucus

Jasper meets singer/songwriter Jermain Jackman, and Labour activists Jake Cable and Amen Tesfay, to discuss the 1987 Caucus, a new movement to enhance the representation and power of black men within Labour. They discuss racism in Labour, changing public perceptions of racism, how the Conservative Party may be trying to appeal to black voters, and much more. Theme composed by Katrina Toner.…

We Could Never Breathe

I was initially approached to write a few words for the Social Review about the work of the 1987 Caucus and the under-representation of Black men within the Labour Party. However, recent events in Minnesota and across the United States have become impossible to ignore. The killing of George Floyd is an all too familiar American story. A “routine” police stop for…

Liberal Transphobia and Understanding Power

Image Credit: Press Association It’s always foolish to talk about ‘where the left is failing’ in broad-brushstroke terms, but if there’s one change I wish would be made to popular leftist discourse, it would be to talk more clearly and accessibly about power. Arundhati Roy, in 2014’s Capitalism: A Ghost Story, lays out the problem of becoming entrenched in a human-rights discourse…