The arrest and imprisonment of Tommy Robinson turned him into a cause célèbre for the rejuvenated global far-right. Following his release on bail, Eleanor Penny discusses the reaction to his arrest, free speech, and the death cult of the far-right.
In addition to the newfound sympathy for the Windrush generation, we should remember that ‘illegal immigrants’ are our kin, especially if we are to challenge the racism at the heart of the ‘hostile environment’.
When, if ever, is it justified for the state to surveil, infiltrate and repress political movements? Connor Woodman replies to Alex Vitale's The End of Policing, and argues for an abolitionist perspective on political policing
After the 2016 Brexit vote, the Guardian published a slew of articles about hard-working, white, tax-paying EU citizens threatened with deportation–yet nowhere mentioned Britain's existing deportation regime. Luke de Noronha asks what this says about race and class in Britain.
Sociologist Razmig Keucheyan, a professor at the Université Paris IV (Sorbonne), reflects on the fallout of the French presidential election. First published in Spanish at Nueva Sociedad, and then revised in French after the first round results for Contretemps. Translated from the French by David Broder.