Joseph Kay

Inside and against the university

3Cosas won concessions with a 2 day strike - and announced a 3 day one

With recent strikes, occupations, and violent repression, the university is becoming a battleground. What does this mean for university staff and students?

Decent wages and decent capitalism?

Decent wages and decent capitalism?

Ha-Joon Chang argues that higher wages are good for workers and businesses alike. He's wrong.

Capital can't be reasoned with - the importance of affective politics

Students block police from intervening in a demonstration

When we limit ourselves to reasoned critique we cut ourselves off from the everyday experiences of life under capitalism from which any revolutionary rupture must grow.

In lieu of a blog - tweets on parliamentarism and left- Keynesian mythology

John Maynard Keynes

Some tweets on left parliamentary aspirations and Keynesian welfare state mythology.

Dawkins and liberal racism

Dawkins and liberal racism

Some quick comments on the latest 'shit Dawkins says on Twitter' row.

Stop laughing at the English Defence League

Stop laughing at the English Defence League

Three reasons why laughing at the EDL is counter-productive, and what we should do instead.

Low cost pragmatic storage solutions for the surplus population

Low cost pragmatic storage solutions for the surplus population

A follow-up to my blog on the 'housing shortage', originally posted as an overly-long facebook status and reposted here now that the scheme to house people in shipping containers has been approved.

Communism and free education

'Omnia sunt communia'

A short blog inspired by a long banner.

Wrong to work! Two perspectives on the abolition of work

Wrong to work! Two perspectives on the abolition of work

ALL MUST WORK! declares the cabinet of millionaires. 'Workers not shirkers!', they implore. 'Strivers not skivers!' The divide-and-rule rhetoric trying to pit those in work against those without is as relentless as it is transparent. But what's so good about work anyway?

There is no housing shortage

There is no housing shortage

The Guardian today reports a rise in homelessness. This is a predictable (and predicted) consequence of benefits cuts, but it has nothing to do with a shortage of homes.