Our Psychosocial Thinking group met for the third time on 9 November, the traumatic day that Trump’s US election victory was announced. This post is an attempt to capture and make sense of the wide-ranging conversation we had as we attempted to come to terms with it and to start developing a psychosocial response to … More On Trump’s election: collective reflections 9.11.2016
A response to Alain Badiou, by Lynne Segal Alain Badiou writes: “Everybody knows that monstrous inequalities cannot be a solution of the historical destiny of human beings — everybody knows that”. Badiou with a grip on the problem, even though sadly not ‘Everybody agrees’. And for me, unconvincing in his entirely unspecific account of how … More What everybody knows
Last week we held the second meeting of contributors to this blog. Here is a brief summary of our discussion: We were a smaller group than at our last meeting and we began by talking about how we were not meeting with the same sense of urgency this time. We reflected on how the intensity … More A new normal? Some collective reflections 21.09.16.
by Maria Brock In July 2016 – more than 15 years into his time in office – Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s approval rating was at 82%, a figure made all the more remarkable by the fact that the country is experiencing a palpable and lengthy economic downturn. Some commentators have favoured an explanation that treats this … More Fantastic Mr President: The Hyperrealities of Putin and Trump
by Magda Schmukalla While most of us are still going through some sort of Brexit-shock the Labour party embarks onto the process of a leadership contest and an inner-party conflict from which it might not return. Corbyn, the current leader of Labour, might or might not be criticized for his leadership strategy, but he is … More Corbyn and the Sound of Future
by Brendan Mc Geever In the turbulent times that lie ahead, the search for anti-racist futures has acquired a new degree of urgency. The EU referendum has transformed British politics. In just a matter of weeks a devastatingly rightward shift has become evident. It is a shift defined, above all, by the politics of race … More Racism and the EU referendum: a state of emergency