John Foster / 30 Apr 2021

Gods of the Realm

A Critical Theory of Police Power, by Mark Neocleous

The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd has been presented by American media as an important step in addressing police violence against people of colour.(...)

The Battleground / 09 Mar 2021

The George Floyd Echo

Zack Furness on America on Fire

American civil rights crises usually don't go global. National issues, in Europe their significance tends to be the monopoly of activists and academics, primarily, and leftist politicians.(...)
Charlie Bertsch / 22 Jul 2020

The American Scream

Speaker Music’s Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry

Combining elements of minimal techno in the great African American tradition of Detroit and Chicago with dubstep, avant-garde jazz, and spoken-word, Speaker Music's new “emergency” album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry delivers bass that is as compelling as it is challenging. (...)

Joel Schalit / 17 Jun 2020

George Floyd in Germany

The America Problem

All of the signs were in English. For most Berliners, the language is so common, they take it for granted. Especially for a city in which a quarter of the population is international.(...)
John Foster / 08 Jun 2020

Buried By Trump

The American Century is Finally Over

The narrative of the Atlantic world since the end of the Second World War has been one of American leadership. (...)

Only Trump to blame. Minneapolis, 30 May.
Spencer Sunshine / 05 Jun 2020

Blaming it on Antifa

Trump’s Crisis Scapegoats

The year 2020 has been filled with wild plot twists, from the Coronavirus pandemic to a national uprising against white supremacy in the United States. (...)