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9th May 2020

Traveller crime – or a crime to Travellers?
by Candace G. Thomas

It's a story very familiar to anyone from a Traveller culture; with depressing familiarity sections of the British media dust off every shopsoiled prejudice and trope to demonise a culture already far off on the margins. But as researcher and activist Candace Thomas explains, Travellers are no longer inclined to suffer in silence.
7th May 2020

Pandemical Discourses 5: Is the earth round, or oblate?

Is the commentariat's take on the pandemic and its effects becoming more deeply pessimistic -or just realistic? Selections of analysis and exposure of the racism, the nationalism, the anti-urbanism the class prejudice, and more … Enjoy!
1st May 2020

NO ALTERNATIVE or NEVER THE SAME AGAIN?
by Johnny Rodger

Some apparent tendencies and possibilities in political thinking have already emerged in the pandemic situation –as seen by current commentators in blogs, opinion columns etc – can they be viewed a broader political and historical context yet?
28th April 2020

Pandemical Discourses 4: weekly digest- Can you really see the whole world through your window?

Explorations of economic and financial crash, prognostications of future changes, and seeing the world outside your lockdown window. But is it really the whole world, or just the world of the elite?
26th April 2020

Inequality Covid by Shannon Maree Torrens

The Covid-19 pandemic is a global health crisis yet its effects are not felt equally aross the world or throughout societies. Shannon Maree Torrens shows us how inequalities are having particularly devastating effect at this time, and makes the case for urgent change in national and international governance.
24th April 2020

BOND: JSFMBOE, FOHMBOE and TDPUMBOE
by Owen Dudley Edwards

Perpetrating an aura of unreality may be useful, writes Owen Dudley Edwards, in conceiving of the bonds that have connected and codified these island nations... Jsfmboe, Fohmboe and Tdpumboe...
22nd April 2020

Pandemical Discourses 3: weekly digest- Thresholds of pain, of gain and that coronaviral strain…

In this week’s roundup we broaden the panorama and look beyond the dailies, the websites and the blogs – it seems that the virus is infecting all the forms… from Creative Scotland to Franco 'Bifo' Berardi...
20th April 2020

from Covid Conversations by Johnny Rodger

'I was born again but this time I knew it meant I was dead.'
18th April 2020

A Pandemic, Conflict and Options for Justice for Victims of the Syrian Conflict
by Shannon Maree Torrens

In the teeth of the Coronavirus pandemic, politicians and pundits insist that ‘we’re all in it together’. Yet as deaths climb, it is all too clear that equality in infection does not translate to equality in recovery. In this clear-eyed report by Human Rights researcher and advocate Shannon Torrens, we look to Syria, where this dynamic is set to play out on a truly awful scale.