Spring Podcast 6 - POLITICALLY PERSONAL & PERSONALLY POLITICAL. SOCIALISM & SEXUALITY
Since ‘The personal is political’ became the mantra of the 1970s feminist movement, sexuality and sexual politics have been central to the development of left-wing ideology. Gay and women’s liberation groups became an integral aspect of the left, informing its discourse and cultural development. Today the concept of the personal extends beyond the broad catchments of race, gender and sexuality – into mental health, weight and the many intersecting identities which make up a personal...
Spring Podcast 4 - THE PARAMETERS OF POWER
A whole generation of left-wingers in the United Kingdom have never had to deal directly with the question of wielding political power. But following a momentous summer, shocked socialists have found themselves with a radical Labour leadership advocating a ‘new politics’ and espousing ambitious economic vision. Do these developments make traditional strategies of ‘pushing Labour leaders left’ seem… outdated? Can this seismic shift relate to ideas of challenging capitalism? And what can be...