Representing What? The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid, Home Secretary

Sajid Javid was elected to be the Conservative Member of Parliament for the West Midlands constituency of Bromsgrove with 33,493 in the General Election of 2017. Javid has held the seat since 2010, when he first entered politics. Before that Javid was a banker, in which he had a meteoric rise. In 1994 he was … Continue reading Representing What? The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid, Home Secretary

The Persecution, Incarceration, Torture and Extra-Territorial Extradition of Julian Assange: Template for a letter to your Member of Parliament

This is a template for an e-mail in response to the United Nations report published last month on the collective persecution of Julian Assange, to be sent to the Members of Parliament and Peers who signed a letter to the Home Secretary calling for the extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden in violation of numerous … Continue reading The Persecution, Incarceration, Torture and Extra-Territorial Extradition of Julian Assange: Template for a letter to your Member of Parliament

Leaving the Garden: Brexit and the Housing Crisis

This presentation was given by ASH as part of a debate organised by Antarsya, an anti-capitalist co-operation of the Left in Greece, held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, on 15 June, 2019. A recording of the entire event, which included presentations by Michael Roberts and Nikos Kapitsinis, is available below. … Continue reading Leaving the Garden: Brexit and the Housing Crisis

Bring the Summer Home (The Poll Tax Song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZZpiL74H2E&fbclid=IwAR0AQBDHk6YxfvYqwqnGzuT7TpF2nXptqbIuhgQikN8AfX852DVWOxxadQk Our King went forth to Normandy With grace and might and chivalry; The God for him wrought marvellously, Wherefore England may call and cry: ‘Deo Gratias!’ Part I The King went forth to Normandy, Pride of might and chivalry; Welsh and English longbowmen, Bondmen, serfs, were in the van. While at home men and … Continue reading Bring the Summer Home (The Poll Tax Song)

The Sacred Heart of Architecture: Lessons from the Paris Commune

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, called the Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A popular landmark in Paris, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and … Continue reading The Sacred Heart of Architecture: Lessons from the Paris Commune

For a Socialist Architecture. Part 2: The Principles of Architectural Practice

At the invitation of the Architecture Society of the University of Cambridge, it was announced that, on 13 May 2019, Patrik Schumacher, the Principal at Zaha Hadid Architects, gave a lecture titled ‘Architecture and Urbanism in the 21st Century’ in the Department of Architecture. In response, a group of postgraduate students invited Architects for Social … Continue reading For a Socialist Architecture. Part 2: The Principles of Architectural Practice

For a Socialist Architecture. Part 1: The Facts in the Case of Patrik Schumacher

At the invitation of the Architecture Society of the University of Cambridge, it was announced that, on 13 May 2019, Patrik Schumacher, the Principal at Zaha Hadid Architects, gave a lecture titled ‘Architecture and Urbanism in the 21st Century’ in the Department of Architecture. In response, a group of postgraduate students invited Architects for Social … Continue reading For a Socialist Architecture. Part 1: The Facts in the Case of Patrik Schumacher

Whatever Happened to the Middle Class? Bad Faith and the Culture Industry

‘Indeed, it may be feared that recourse to private patronage in order to finance art, literature and science will gradually place artists and scholars in a relationship of material and mental dependence on economic powers and market constraints. In any case, private patronage may justify the abdication of public authorities, who use the pretext of … Continue reading Whatever Happened to the Middle Class? Bad Faith and the Culture Industry