Opinion: England Is in the Midst of an African Renaissance – but It’s Still Racist As Hell
by Kojo Koram
As impressive as England’s current African cultural renaissance is, the goal must ultimately be to create a world free of the painful legacies that produced it, writes Kojo Koram in Contesting Culture, a new series asking who really owns British culture.
Opinion: Attacks on the Arts Are Part of the Tories’ Culture War
by Chardine Taylor-Stone
Earlier this month the government announced plans to cut funding for arts subjects at universities by 50%. Why? Because attacks on the arts play into the Tories’ confected culture war between salt-of-the-earth folk with ‘proper’ jobs and the ‘metropolitan elite’, argues Chardine Taylor-Stone.
Opinion: Independent and DIY Venues Offer Us Steps Towards a Lived Socialist Culture
by Luke Cartledge
With pandemic support and mutual aid groups kicking into gear around the country, Luke Cartledge argues the spaces from which they operate - largely DIY community initiatives - should be part of the infrastructure of socialist organising.