Stand Back: Reflections on a Memoir I Wrote Too Soon

Everywhere we look there are plantation managers and overseers, kneeling over black bodies, shooting into crowds, ramming jeeps through protest lines, chasing joggers, calling the cops, demanding rent.

Neoliberalism for Polite Company: Bruno Latour’s Pseudo-Materialist Coup

If neoliberalism were a Platonic Republic, Bruno Latour would likely be its philosopher-king.

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Marxism and Intersectionality: An Interview with Ashley Bohrer

We simply can’t understand the world we live in without an understanding of capitalism. One of the lessons I take from intersectionality is the multiple and discontinuous ways that gender, race, sexuality, ability, nationality, etc are fundamentally interconstituted.

A Marxist Theory of Extinction

From the perspective of earthly life, capitalism differs little from colliding with a massive meteorite.

The Covid State: Dispatch Three from a Changing World

As the subtitle of this piece suggests, this is the third in a series of online editorials responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. The first, ‘The Mask of the Red Death’, was published on 21 March, the second, ‘We Are All Unclean’ on 20 April. Our...


ISSUE 8: SPRING / SUMMER 2020

Comrades, This is Madness

 

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Thirty-seven years ago, Christopher responded to an old-fashioned print ad that I had placed. He wrote me a letter, and we talked on the phone. When we arranged to meet in person, I knew he was older than I was. But somehow I had failed to imagine what he might look...

Gender Identity Communism: A Gay Utopian Examination of Trans Healthcare in Britain 

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The clinics have failed. The current British system for trans healthcare provision combines unsustainable centralisation with chronic underprovision. Increasing demand for trans healthcare has coincided with the stripping of resources due to austerity. With only fifteen GICs in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, lags of two to three years before accessing hormones are a new norm. 

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In early October, the Egyptian regime arrested fifty-seven people on charges of “debauchery,” ‘inciting sexual deviancy’ and ‘joining an outlawed group’ as part of a continuing security crackdown on Egypt’s LGBTQ community, which now includes ten to fifteen years in...