The determination of the Labour Right to focus on ‘left antisemitism’ reveals as much about the Labour Right’s divisions, history and current existential crises, as it does about the left. I also talk about class consciousness (I’m for it). On open Democracy.
I wrote this for the New Statesman in January. My students asked me to start updating my blog with all my articles again so I am doing! Thanks again to George Eaton for commissioning this. It’s about how the Bennites, unlike every other Labour tradition, were right historically to eschew both Atlanticism and craven deference to the Tory press (and I think those were the two worst and most persistent strategic mistakes made by all the others).
Here’s the audio from our ‘Acid Corbynism’ seminar / discussion at Brilliant Corners, Feb 24th, 2018
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/530978163968442/
As well as the listed speakers we were joined by Dr Monique Charles talking about Grime4Corbyn.
Here’s our Facebook Page – at some point we’ll get a proper website
Here’s all the Acid Corbynist written material I’m aware of, and links to stuff on Mark’s Acid Communism work, and some material of mine that anticipates some of the Acid Corbynism arguments. Yes it’s all men I’m afraid. When we get the book together (yes, there will be a book eventually), it won’t be.
The shortest and pithiest from me.No really it is. From the New Statesman.
Matt Phull & Will Stronge on revolutionary rave. Well, left-reformist rave.
Keir Milburn on consciousness-raising and that.
This is the big one. For open Democracy of course.
The first one, for Red Pepper.
Here’s the AUDIO RECORDING of the big Acid Corbynism seminar in February 2018
It’s a great collection and also includes most of what Mark and I did together. (There’s some thoughts on counterculture in the dialogue between us and ‘Reclaim Modernity has a whole spiel about the legacy of the New Left).
Also a really good collection. Not sure if there’s anything here that isn’t on the above-mentioned website.
Here’s a very short article where I went into one about how it’s important not to see the counterculture as simply anticipating or leading inevitability to neoliberalism
Originally published in ‘Art Press 2’ in 2010
Here are some links to relevant stuff not by white men
It’s a token gesture but until someone who isn’t writes something about Acid Corbynism then it’ll have to do:
Here’s the latest piece for open Democracy.
It argues that Labour needs to tell people a clear and convincing story about what has happened to Britain since the 1970s if it is to have any hope of challenging the Hard Brexit fairy-tale. Basically we should stop whining about austerity and start taking about putting an end to 40 years of neoliberal deindustrialisation.
Here’s a collection of shorter writings (well, shorter than 10,000 word journal articles) and other bits and pieces.