Of Apples and Oranges – Donald Trump and the Threat of...

To start, allow us to muse the following dystopian and intentionally hyperbolic scenario: at the conclusion of the 2020 US Presidential election in November,...

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...

“Freedom-loving Brits” Taking Back Control: Post-truth in the COVID Era |...

‘Post-truth’ has become a buzzword in the recent years but it has also created ambiguity pertaining to the term ‘post’. The association of ‘post’...

Amok Runners: Crisis of Patriarchy and Gender Violence in Turkey |...

In this long read and original essay for the New Pretender, Alev Özkazanç writes about the prevalence of gender based violence against women and members...

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...

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...

Reflections on Violence against Women and Mainstream Media in Ireland

We Rise, We Chant and We March, and still We are not Heard Ana Kriegel, Jastine Valdez, Joanne Ball, Natalia Karaczyn. These are the names...

Corbyn: Populism or Bust?

The Labour left has decided that its route to success rests on a high-stakes gamble: re-imagine Jeremy Corbyn as a populist champion of the...

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...

Are you saying we actually have no free speech anymore? |...

In this weekend’s long read, Steven Gormley examines the issue of free speech as it applies to speech acts which are offensive to religious...