Tag: neoliberalism

Empire of the Dead: The Fossil Fuel Order and the clean-energy rebellion

The reality is that none of our cherished futures are possible if the burning of coal, oil and gas remains business as usual; the fond horizon will be a bitter mirage for as long as the Fossil Fuel Order stands.

Editorial, Arena no. 6: Borders and Grounded Community

…there is the absolute obligation to our citizens that there is somewhere on earth whose care for them is absolute.

Cheating: The Harvard Culture

Structural plagiarism in the United States has become conventional practice for many senior academics with large research budgets.

The Backward-Looking Cult of Beatle Worship

What’s really sucking the life out of things is this traditionalist drive to be borne ceaselessly backwards, a program that diminishes the dozens of equally transcendent recording artists who’ve roamed the fallout zone since punk detonated the Beatles-led classic-rock hegemony circa 1976.

Casualisation: Abuse by another name

Whole sections of departments in our universities are now staffed by temporary workers. The casualisation of the workforce by university managers means that the lives of these women and men are held in suspension…

Sham Diagnosis

...denial of care to a particular group of patients is not the application of some apolitical, medical procedure. It is thoroughly reactionary, and continues the worst traditions of psychiatric care, updated for the neoliberal age.

Casual Wage Theft in the Corporate University

Our challenge is to see our predicament for what it is: the displacement of class conflict between staff and senior management into the day-to-day interactions and inequities among different groups of staff—a divide-and-conquer strategy that keeps us all under the thumb.

Editorial, Arena no. 5: Political Mutations

Liberalism and neoliberalism, and thus unthinking economic and cultural globalisation, see only a larger, albeit more diverse, pond over which liberal governance can expand.

Lifters, Leaners and Vaccination: The ‘Free Riders’ of Herd Immunity

Although the development of a COVID-19 vaccine broke records for speed, never before have virtually limitless financial and scientific resources suddenly been made available.

Indian Farmers Resist Neoliberalism

It is noteworthy that, while farmers have built solidarity across states, between different classes of rural society, and between different castes and communities, the ruling party and its machinery have been working overtime to create divisions between organisations and communities, and accusing the movement of infiltration by separatists and terrorists.

‘We are disposable’: Casual work, low pay and low power

By deliberately misclassifying these workers as casuals, employers have been able to satisfy their ongoing labour needs, benefit from wage penalties, and withhold entitlements at the same time. Who should be regarded as ‘double dipping’ under such circumstances?

Insecure work is a virus, and it’s making us all sick

…a genuine acknowledgment that care workers, cleaners, warehouse workers and food-production workers—among many others—produce significantly more social value through their labour than the average executive is a challenge to the classist hierarchies of work.