Our financial system is hooked on the buoyancy of an unsustainable housing market. Homes routinely ‘earn’ more than people do. How did we get here? And is this actually ever going to change?
Despite a number of alleged virtues, emissions trading have evolved into a precarious and dangerous mechanism. Lorenzo Fioramonti explains why.
It’s probably very nice to earn huge amounts of money, but even if you do, you’re not in the top 1%. Trust us. Tim Di Muzio explains what the 1% really is.
GDP is built on a great lie. Here Lorenzo Fioramonti explains why GDP is such a dangerous number.
Amrou Al-Kadhi has had enough of being the queer cherry a-top of the pink pound…
Zed | 02.03.17
Arm yourselves! Download our Autumn/Winter 2017 catalogue here.
In October one side of the Atlantic celebrated Black History Month, the other celebrated LGBT History Month. In February we swapped. Wail Qasim reminds us of the links we’re forgetting.
We’ve teamed up with Yonis Ali Nur and Mary Harper to publish a Somali edition of Getting Somalia Wrong? Download it for free here.
As anti-immigrant racism and Islamophobia intensify across most of the Western world, Shon Faye looks at the growing prominence of the gay far-right.
Zed | 14.02.17
We’re giving away 10 copies of Reading From Behind in celebration of LGBT History Month.
Richard Amory’s Song of the Loon (1966) is perhaps the earliest successful gay pulp novel. Here, Reading From Behind author Jonathan A. Allan unpacks why it’s an uncomfortable read.
Does deconstructing the gender system rock the foundations of nation and state? What might deheterosexualising the state look like?
The difference between LGBT+ and queer has something to do with ‘normativity’, right? Mimi Marinucci explains in five paragraphs.
Mimi Marinucci looks at ‘straight allies’ of the LGBT+ community and argues that the concept reinforces straight privilege.
Queerness has been associated with modernity in most twentieth-century debates on gender and sexuality.
Miranda Davies looks at the politics of transnational surrogacy and explains why she put together the collection Babies for Sale?
Asia | 07.02.17
China’s hard, economic clout versus Russia’s soft power. Sure China and Russia are cooperating in the building of a new silk road, but who will win the battle for Central Asia?
Asia | 31.01.17
From the New Silk Road to the economic corridor that is the Indian Ocean, Tom Miller gives us an expert breakdown of Chinese Foreign Policy going into 2017.
Asia | 31.01.17
The PRC of 1949 and 2017 may as well be different planets, so why are some calling Xi Jinping the new Mao?
Gabriel Lafitte takes a look at China’s resource nationalism, on the roof of the world.
Asia | 31.01.17
Stephen Chan outlines eight misconceptions and fault lines in the Chinese connection to Africa.
In this extract from a Jar of Wild Flowers Remma Hammami and John Berger exchange texts following his first visit to Palestine.
Who are Gaza Hacker Team? In this extract from Digital Jihad, Erik Skare introduces us to a group of electronic jihadists and script kiddies who have been active for over eight years.
Are we at a cross-roads? World-leading international lawyer Richard Falk explains the very real shift in global power we are witnessing right this moment.
How should we understand the role of non-state agencies, quangos like Frontex, or corporations like Sodexho, in the border regime? And what about the intersection of migration with capitalism and global labour, or with racism?
How do we resist the border, in a current reality where borders proliferate? And are we really pointing to a possible future world free of borders?
Natasha King looks at what the global border regime produces and introduces the No Borders movement and her new book of the same name.
What do we do when locality is no longer an independent variable by which to analyse or shape the world we inhabit? In this extract from Diasporas Gerd Baumann re-examined the notion of community and of national and cultural identity.
Yes, Trump’s invocation of The Wall is actually the invocation of a physical manifestation of US racism and xenophobia, but hang on…
The average annual per capita GDP of the countries that have built walls or fences at their borders since the fall of the Berlin Wall is $14,067; the average for the countries on the other side of these barriers is $2,801. Here Reece Jones answers the question: what’s a border wall really for?