On Strike Against Reality: Conspiracy Thinking as the Popularisation of Critical...

Conspiracy theories and post-truth politics have figured prominently in the popular consciousness throughout 2020; growing steadily alongside public health responses to the Covid-19 pandemic....

Black Lives Matter, Covid-19 and the Scene of Politics | Hasret...

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will” – Frederick Douglass “I feel that if we don’t take seriously the ways...

Peter Bloom | We live in a populist age – but...

This weekend the New Pretender takes great pleasure in republishing the following intervention by Peter Bloom from our partners Brave New Europe. Bloom notes the loose...

Germany gets over-excited – again | Mathew D. Rose

On Sunday 28th October there is a state election in the German state of Hessen. The Greens are expected to do well, as was...

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...

Turkey’s three-dimensional populism, three leaders and three blocs

Today, The New Pretender reprints a last piece on the Turkish campaign before the elections of 24 June. In this article, Omer Tekdemir analyses...

“The EU facilitates Tax Evasion” —Interview with Miguel Urbán MEP

In April 2016, the scandal around the Panama Papers detonated. Since then, the European Parliament has created a Commission of Inquiry to investigate what...

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...

Trump’s Global Gag Rule: Rolling Back Reproductive Rights in Central America...

Time has come to reveal the impact of US imperialism on the regression of women's rights in Central America. In this groundbreaking article, Daniel...

“March for Our Lives” : the post-9/11 generation rises against carrying...

March for Our Lives is the first mass social movement under Donald Trump's tenure as well as the biggest anti-firearms demonstration in the history...