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13th May 2020

Pandemical Discourses 6: Of Elites and Epidemics…

Is the Anglo-British elite crumbling in the face of the coronavirus pandemic? And does it matter to the rest of the world?
10th May 2020

While Absent
by Elizabeth Murphy
and Adrien Hester

On what would’ve been the last day of Glasgow International 2020, and in lieu of Teneu Radio, a radio play originally commissioned for and reflecting on the festival, Adrien Lester and Elizabeth Murphy reflect on the experience of absence, and the gaps left in the city as it’s in the process of reimagining itself.
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...