The Republican Future for the Irish Left? Socialist Strategy and the...

The developments of the Irish General Election (2020) represents an historic juncture for the left in Ireland. The question of left-strategy seems more urgent...

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...

“A Hostile Environment” – Immigration in Contemporary Britain

This weekend The New Pretender brings you a republication of this short article, on the Windrush Scandal, Race and the Criminalisation of Immigration in Contemporary Britain,...

Never learning its mistake: is Hollywood on replay?

Last May, ten British cinemas previewed Baywatch, Paramount Studios' newest super production. In spite of the movie's $70,000,000 budget, few blockbuster fans turned up:...

[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...

“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...

The anti-populist effect of the progressive Left – a real concern...

In this weeks long read, Alice Masoni contributes to the New Pretenders analysis of anti-populism. Masoni writes about anti-populist rhetoric and its capacity to reproduce the...

Populism against Xenophobia

It has become commonplace to associate populism with racism and xenophobia. This is certainly true of right-wing populism. However, for left-wing populists  xenophobia and...

Why are we Pretending? A Final Inventory Check upon Leaving Europe

Why should radicals look to 'pretenders' for inspiration? Amy Westwell and Cailean Gallagher trace the history of wild and illegitimate claims to power and...