Another Day in the Death of America | Review

by Huma Munshi It is a simple but devastating premise. On average, 7 children are killed each day in America by gun violence. Gary Younge, previously the America correspondent at the Guardian, now Editor-at-Large, has written a powerful account of one such day.  Another Day in the Death of America paints a picture of a country divided, brutalised… Read More

Should we leave or remain in the EU? Roundtable Discussion – Part 2

The EU referendum debate has been raging for months now. Whilst it has droned on, as a nation we have come to accept that this isn’t really a discussion about our place in the global market place but a proxy for talking about how immigration threatens British identity. Who would be better placed then to… Read More

Should we leave or remain in the EU? Roundtable Discussion – Part 1

The EU referendum debate has been raging for months now. Whilst it has droned on, as a nation we have come to accept that this isn’t really a discussion about our place in the global market place but a proxy for talking about how immigration threatens British identity. Who would be better placed then to… Read More

How to Politicise a Murder

According to the press and politicians, “the State” must be kept safe from public opinion by Cameron De Chi Simon Jenkins’ declaration in the Guardian that social media urgently needs a “policing regime” should make chilling reading for everyone. Even after Thomas Mair was confirmed to have links to the far right, politicians, journalists and public intellectuals have found a way… Read More

How the West lies to itself in order to destroy the Other

by Mark Bou Mansour  The West is facing a growing crisis – one that is swarming its borders, bankrupting its economies, exploiting its welfare systems, undermining its values and terrorizing its streets. That crisis is the other: the refugee, the migrant, the Syrian, the Mexican, the Muslim. Or so goes the great drama of our… Read More

What does your national identity taste like? Ici, c’est Pepsi

by Samuel Victor We’re all familiar with the (in)famous Cola Wars. In those wars, Quebec remains one of the world’s few bastions of Pepsi, and with over 60% of the province’s soft drink market in its pocket, it maintains a considerable lead over Coca-Cola (Austen, 2009). You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Great, who cares?!” Well,… Read More

Australian Embassy in London Lit Up with Faces of Dead Refugees

by Sarah Keenan   and Nadine El-Enany Photography by Rikki Last week, guerrilla projectionists lit up the Australian Embassy in London with the faces of three recently deceased young men, each of whom died while under the ‘care’ of the Australian government in its offshore refugee detention system.  The protest is all the more potent… Read More

Porn: Our colour blind spot when it comes to racism

by Yomi Adegoke  The general consensus among left-leaning thinkers is that stereotypes, especially harmful, racist ones, are never a good thing. Especially if those stereotypes are being peddled in part for the purposes of sexual gratification and fetishisation. The exception, of course, is when they are solely for sexual gratification and fetishisation. Then, apparently, it’s ‘complicated’.… Read More

Among A Race Of Others: An Overview Of Western Racial Classification And Colourism

by Anthony Anaxagorou Recently, a friend asked what makes someone a ‘person of colour’. For many White people and for many people of colour too, the term can seem strangely ambiguous. The ongoing refugee crisis has seen thousands of displaced people trying to enter Europe from the Middle East or East Africa adding yet another dimension… Read More

Courttia Newland on Finding the Way: Voice and the Writer of Colour

Courttia Newland grants us special access into his manifesto of exploring fictional voice and celebrating self-expression in the work of British writers of colour. Keynote speech sponsored by The Royal Literary Fund at the inaugural Bare Lit Festival It could be argued that when a child is born, it has a voice. Of course, it’s… Read More