“In the spectacle of the first presidential debate, two aged oligarchs battled incoherently over fractured constituencies in a broken economy.”
With mounting evidence that ‘lone wolf’ attacks are actually manifestations of organised far-right politics, is it time to refocus on fascism itself?
Analysis: Time to ditch the ‘lone wolf’ label – we are facing organised fascist violence
“People will see straight through an expansion of university education with large numbers of working class students frozen out, not by their grades, but now solely by their inability to afford higher education.”
Analysis: What does Swinney’s retreat mean for the future of Scottish education?
“The appearance of federal snatch-squads and anonymous armed groups in Oregon’s largest city since early July represents a new desperation on behalf of the state to repress a movement which has displayed remarkable staying power.”
Analysis: Portland is a stark warning in an era of escalating popular movements
“News that 649,000 UK workers have fallen off payrolls between March and June, and that millions more lost hours, means the dispute over the meaning of, and solutions to, mass unemployment is once again in motion.”
David Jamieson: Mass unemployment can challenge our economic model, but not without a fight
Beyond the Noise is a regular Source podcast with David Jamieson, looking in detail at stories in the headlines. For this edition Jamieson is joined by Michael Billeaux, a sociology PHD candidate at the University of Wisconsin and a participant in the Black Lives Matter movement. They discuss: 1:00 – What is the status of […]
Beyond the Noise: ‘The world is on our side’ – where next for Black Lives Matter?
“The international blast-radius of the BLM movement is substantial. Few western countries remain outside a wave of protests, often linking the death of Floyd to national and local crimes and injustices.”
Analysis: The BLM protests are shaping our post-lockdown world
Shortly before the pandemic hit, there had been a wave of protests against inequality in Chile, that seemed to go on and on, growing all the time and increasingly disrupting everyday life. At one point, in the capital Santiago, a message was projected onto the side of a building which read: “We won’t go back […]