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Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics
Interfere: Journal for Critical Thought and Radical Politics is an international, open access and peer-reviewed journal run by the post-graduate community of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) in the School of Humanities at University of Brighton.
Interfere publishes scholarly articles, interviews, dialogues, political reports and other forms of critical reflection offering a forum to critically analyse the politics of the present.
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“It doesn’t matter which imperialism [Russian or Western] is stronger or weaker. You can’t pick between these two monsters”: An Interview with Russians Against the War
by James Bell and Luke Beesley, Prolekult Films
Russians Against the War (RAW) is a front of Russian socialist and communist activists, organising resistance to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine. Due to the harsh and authoritarian restrictions the Kremlin have placed on freedom of speech, RAW are forced to conduct their business underground, and to rely on strict anonymity for their own safety. In this interview, members of the front offer an analysis of the economic and social drivers towards war in the Russian Federation itself, the situation of Russian social movements, and the class character of the current conflict. They also point towards what they see as the possibilities for an international anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movement capable of breaking the horrors of our current impasse.
by Catherine Koekoek, Erasmus School of Philosophy, Rotterdam
Deliberative and radical accounts of democracy have always been at loggerheads with one another. Here Catherine Koekoek highlights the US capitol storming as an archetypal post-truth political event. In doing so, she provocatively argues that post-truth politics demonstrates how deliberative and agonistic approaches to democratic theory ‘presuppose and require each other’.
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