Good Time (2017) and Uncut Gems (2019) are ciphers for the Safdie Brothers’ exploration of capitalist ideology’s acidic hold on the individual. On its breaking down of character, reducing one to rubble. On its decay of the soul.
The following is a transcript of a conversation various members of the Red Fightback LGBT+ Caucus had regarding the book Marxism and Transgender Liberation, where they explored some of the ideas of the text as well as unpacking some more personal elements of the topic.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought about a lockdown. Commentators have rushed to describe the effects that these new circumstances are having on us as we are confined to our homes, experience the days
The British government’s ability to wield the virus by bureaucratically weaponising these systems of oppressive dependency is a move towards ever increasing productivity and standardisation.
We call upon unions, councils, teachers and parents to expose the realities of the government’s plans to prematurely reopen schools, to actively resist reopenings, and to mount an immediate propaganda campaign to stop this plan.
The pandemic has shown that this rotten system is beyond reform, and there’s a pressing need to raise the level of struggle into a fight for revolutionary socialism and full working-class control and ownership of the state and economy. The fight of our lives is coming.