Tag: racism

Brexit demonstrates the Left’s failure on Race issues

Mohamad Tabbaa suggested to me that it would be a good idea to write something on the problems of the white left’s reaction to #Brexit and their failure to take seriously the racism on which the leave vote very much relied. We were particularly troubled by…

Austerity and war against multiculturalism

I wrote about sexualised race, austerity, the ‘left’ and Brexit for the Anti-Austerity and Media Activism series on OpenDemocracy. I concluded that It has become a problem to identify that racism has been made play a role in how austerity is framed – as a struggle…

On Jo Cox, fascism and racism: Interview with Indymedia

On Monday June 20 I was interviewed by Raymond Grenfell on Indymedia on RTR FM (Perth) about the assassination of Jo Cox, the far right and racism in Britain and Australia. You can listen again here. I tried to talk about how mainstream politics nurtures the…

I Stand with Roz Ward & Houria Bouteldja

Roz Ward, academic and co-founder of the Safe Schools Programme has been suspended from her post by La Trobe University. She called the Australian flag racist in a private Facebook post. Welcome to academia 2016. Of course, for many Muslim people accused of ‘terrorism’ for their…

State Murder – Updated

This post has had to have been updated to another death of a young man – a victim of state racism leading directly to the neglect of his health and ultimately the loss of his life – on Nauru on May 11 2016. Rakib – from…

The Lure of Frozen Racism – The Occupied Times

My thanks to Michael Richmond of The Occupied Times of London for publishing this short comment on frozen racism, the European abuse of Holocaust memorialisation and the denial of coloniality in the current ‘crisisification’ of the arrival of refugees in Europe. The whole issue is on…