Articles

Foreign Policy / Arms Trade

This UK general election is a choice between imperialism and internationalism. Jacobin. 6 December 2019.
Tory foreign policy is a disgrace. Tribune. 3 December 2019.
Labour’s new internationalism: Chagos and Western Sahara. CounterPunch. 28 November 2019.
The Scotland-Yemen connection. CounterPunch. 21 September 2016.
Migration and the edge of international law. Counterfire. 21 March 2016.
The arms trade in austerity times. Novara Media. 17 January 2016.
Made in Britain. London Review of Books blog. 13 January 2016.
Cameron’s Syrian strategy. CounterPunch. 27 November 2015.
Syrian intervention, Yemeni airstrikes and David Cameron’s contempt for democracy. Stop the War Coalition. 20 July 2015.
Arming apartheid: the UK arms trade and Israel. Counterfire. 4 July 2015.
A punch in the right places: Operation Protective Edge seven months on. Counterfire. 16 March 2015.
Extreme ways: US led airstrikes bolster the Islamic State. Counterfire. 1 December 2014.
Iraq, ISIS and intervention: How the mainstream media failed again. Ceasefire Magazine. 28 August 2014.
‘Our Answer is Fire’. ZNet. 17 July 2014.
Mau Mau: The Epic Calm of State Violence in Occupied Kenya. Liberty Magazine. 13 May 2013.
Hicham Yezza and the current crisis in the Middle East. StArt Magazine. 30 October 2012.
‘Keeping the peace’ in Somalia. Ceasefire Magazine. 10 May 2012.
The defence of profit. Liberty Magazine. 19 February 2012.
Britain, Oman, and ‘Our kind of guy’. Ceasefire Magazine. 1 February 2012.
One down. StArt Magazine. 29 October 2011.
Occupy Membrilla. The National Student. 25 October 2011.
Our man in Moscow. StArt Magazine. 3 October 2011.
Eyeless in Gaza. The National Student. 27 September 2011.
The other 9/11. The National Student. 6 September 2011.
New appointment for Human Rights ProfessorThe National Student. 20 July 2011.


UK Politics

Frontiers in Psychology: Corbyn and his critics. Medium. 5 August 2016.
Can Corbyn survive? The Labour Party and the electoral turn. CounterPunch. 19 July 2016.
Another Tamriel is possible: Brexit proposals vs solutions. CounterPunch. 7 June 2016.
A people’s history of Churchillian madness. CounterPunch. 17 December 2015.
Manufacturing hope. CounterPunch. 12 June 2015.
Perspectives on the UK general election. Review 31. 30 April.
What Thatcher did. Ceasefire Magazine. 10 April 2013.
A future in the balance: Why the G8 must be stopped. Ceasefire Magazine. 10 November 2012.
Student activism on campus. Impact Magazine. September 2012.
Review of Nottingham University tuition fees. The National Student. 10 July 2011.


Culture Wars

(Un)willingness to be puzzled. CounterPunch. 7 March 2019.
Why I’m no longer talking to Labour people about gender. CounterPunch. 9 March 2018.
Privilege and its discontents. CounterPunch. 1 May 2017.
Prolier-than-thou: talking about identity. openDemocracy. 23 February 2017.
Prospects for an alt-left. CounterPunch. 29 November 2016.
There will be tweets: Media Lens and the death of friendship. ZNet. 6 May 2014.
Intellectual nonsense and the fear of rationality. Originally published Anarchist News, re-published Grey Coast Anarchist News. 18 February 2013.


Soviet History

Seizing power: Leninism, anarchism, and the view from Hotel Continental. Novara Media. 25 September 2016. [Retracted]


Book Reviews

Review of Protest: Stories of Resistance, Ra Page (Ed). Anarchist Studies 27(1): 106-108.
Press Management and the Spin Principle. Review of Original Spin: Downing Street and the Press in Victorian Britain by Paul Brighton. Review 31. 9 January 2016.
Socialism and IT: Can technology liberate us from capitalism? CounterPunch. 1 October 2015.
A Special Kind of Wealth. Review of Get it Together: Why We Deserve Better Politics by Zoe Williams. Review 31. 27 May 2015.
Economic Democracy for a Post-Occupy World. Review of After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century by Tom Malleson. New Left Project. 24 February 2015.
The Return of the Jihadis. Review of The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising by Patrick Cockburn. New Left Project. 6 October 2014.
Class and Contemporary British Culture by Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn. Ceasefire Magazine. 28 November 2013.
Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens by Richard Seymour. Ceasefire Magazine. 3 April 2013.
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes by Jonathan Rose. Ceasefire Magazine. 3 February 2013.

 

Video Games

Always a lighthouse: Video games and radical politics. Los Angeles Review of Books. 9 August 2015.


Literature

The politics of sorrow. openDemocracy. 31 August 2015.
Anarchist fiction: its history and prospects. Slides from a lecture given at Latymer Upper School. 16 January 2015.
Joyce on nationality, language and religion. 2012-2013. Innervate 5: 39-45.