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...

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...

Fighting Austerity Building Alternatives: Notes from the Struggles of the Metropolitan...

In this week's article Haris Malamidis and Kostis Roussos write about building alternative networks in periods where 'austerity politics remain untouched and tend to...

Unpacking the Commons

One lazy afternoon in the week between Christmas and the New Year’s day - one of those days that time doesn’t really exist -...

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...

[Ireland] Savita’s Law: The Racial Politics of Repeal

In this article,  The New Pretender interrogates the racial dynamics of the Repeal the 8th campaign in Ireland through an analysis of the centrality of...

Is Macronism Thatcherism?

Last year, during the campaign for the French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron claimed a centrist position, distancing himself from both "Thatcher and...

Refugees and the Housing Crisis: When Sanctuary Ceases to be a...

In this article Caroline Forde reports on the housing crisis and its effects on vulnerable communities in contemporary Ireland. Interviewing Hani, a young Syrian refugee...

POPULISM AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY | An Interview with Giorgos...

In this week's article, we reprint an interview from the Political Observer on Populism with Giorgos Katsambekis addressing many thorny issues of contemporary democracy. Left-wing populist...

Bright Flight

Per Rolandsson discusses why Scandinavian culture has become so popular among the liberal middle-classes. Is it fascism, racism, or escapism? Escaping the reality of today’s...