A tribute to David Graeber

David Graeber, one of the most influential leftist intellectuals of recent times, sadly passed away on the 2nd of September. I won’t be alone in feeling a deep sense of loss with this news—he was a voice of clarity and hope for many of us on the left, someone that we often turned to during …

Why the flooding in the Rhondda is a political failure

We stand in solidarity with people in the Rhondda whose homes have been flooded for the third time this year, and we support Leanne Wood’s call for an independent inquiry into this repeated flooding. Wood, Member of the Senedd for the Rhondda, claims that urgent assistance is required to stop this happening again, saying that …

The politics of mutual aid during the COVID-19 crisis

Crisis and community There has been endless talk about the politics surrounding the COVID-19 crisis—including important critiques of the disastrous response by the UK and the Welsh governments. This is an important place to start, because we need to recognise this as a political crisis, especially during a time when some are condemning others for …