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"Brexit is a monstrosity"

Brexit—another day in the death of the old world order

To fully appreciate the exquisitely excruciating crisis which the British state has landed itself in consider the fact that if Britain wants to get out of Europe it must surrender part of its sovereignty over Northern Ireland—and not only this, since there must be a border between Britain and the EU, this border must be […]

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Donald Trump at a rally in May in Nashville, Tenn. (Andrew Harnik : AP)

Neoliberal fascism and the echoes of history

The nightmares that have shaped the past and await return slightly just below the surface of American society are poised to wreak havoc on us again. America has reached a distinctive crossroads in which the principles and practices of a fascist past and neoliberal present have merged to produce what Philip Roth once called “the […]

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Julian Assange

UK police to arrest Julian Assange

Britain is doing Washington’s dirty work and given the heavily increased ‘political chatter’ on Assange’s fate–it is quite likely the British government is looking for public reaction to be muted enough to simply arrest him, go through the motions and send Assange to certain solitary confinement on death row.

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A young demonstrator holds a banner objecting to the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to the United Kingdom, in Belfast

UK anti-Trump protesters reject racism, bigotry and Xenophobia

Tens of thousands of women, men, children, LGBTIQ people, human rights advocates, Labour politicians and general citizens have poured into the streets of cities all over the United Kingdom to protest Trump’s official four-day tour Thursday. The protests have highlighted U.S. President Donald Trump’s “racist” and anti-immigrant policies.

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The sausage room at the P & M Packing Company

Willetts the conqueror (part 5): knowledge exchange

In addition to subsumption of teaching and research, the third mission of neoliberal marketisation has been termed, “knowledge exchange.” The introduction of this mission represents not only a fundamental attack on the academic profession, but also a desperate attempt to marshal the knowledge-producing powers of universities to kick-start a stagnating post-crisis global economy.

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