The first step is admitting that you’re a worker –...

Modelling might seem like atypical work, a vocation that doesn’t have a lot in common with more regular jobs. That is the prevalent image...

Forgotten populists: the Knights of Labor and the American Left

In this fascinating article, Steven Parfitt draws lessons from the rise and fall of the Knights of Labor —the first left populist movement and...

Book Review: The Populist Radical Left in Europe edited by Giorgios...

In The Populist Radical Left in Europe, editors Giorgios Katsambekis and Alexandros Kioupkiolis bring together contributors to explore populist radical left movements across Europe, discussing examples...

Challenging “Gender Ideology”: (Anti-)Gender Politics in Europe’s Populist Moment | Jenny...

In this long-read article for The New Pretender Jenny Gunnarsson Payne offers an in-depth analysis of the emergence and power of so-called “Anti-Gender”  movements and campaigns both here in...

Judith Butler and the Ethics & Politics of Non-Violence | Hasret...

In this article Hasret Çetinkaya reports on Judith Butler’s recent Agnes Cuming lectures at University College Dublin in January 2019. Çetinkaya’s article exceeds simply...

Chantal Mouffe: “Corbyn represents the implementation of a left populist strategy”

In this article, Chantal Mouffe, philosopher, professor at the University of Westminster and theoretician of left-wing populism, proffers an analysis of the strategy of...

The EU cannot be democratised —here’s why

As the EU’s internal crisis increases with many citizens rebelling against what has become a neo-liberal project, European politicians are racing to strip national...

Is Marxism coming back? The resurgence of the Left in Europe...

In this weekend’s long-read article, Grigoris Markou surveys the re-emergence of Marxist and Communist ideas in contemporary political discourse. Tracing the relationship between Marxism and...

Turkey: the organic crisis of a post-populist moment | Omer Tekdemir

This week The New Pretender republishes the following article by Omer Tekdemir, and call to discussion and debate from our comrades writing in openDemocracy. Initiated...

Spain: What are human rights worth? | Chris Bambery

This weekend, the New Pretender republishes Chris Bambery’s most recent intervention, on the Catalan situation, from our comrades and partners Brave New Europe. Bambery argues that...