Tag Archives: colonialism

Decolonisation isn’t pretty or complicated

When violence is humanising

Protest to free Palestine! (Answer Indiana, Oct 8 2023) The first pro-Palestine demonstration called after the latest counterattack by a host of Palestinian forces on October 7, endorsed by Students for Justice in Palestine, the ANSWER Coalition and others, put matters very plainly: Today, we witness a historic win for the Palestinian resistance: across land, […]

Derek R. Ford

Derek R. Ford is a teacher, organiser and educational theorist who serves as associate professor of education studies at DePauw University and as an instructor with The People’s Forum. Their work has appeared in a range of academic journals, including Critical Education and Cultural Studies, as well as popular outlets like Black Agenda Report, Monthly Review, Peace, Land and Bread and the International Magazine. They also hosted the popular podcast series Reading ‘Capital’ with Comrades.

They’ve published eight monographs on pedagogy and revolutionary struggles, the latest of which is Teaching the Actuality of Revolution: Aesthetics, Unlearning and the Sensations of Struggle (2023). Their organising and research on the pedagogy of anti-imperialism, anti-racism and internationalist struggles recently appeared in International Magazine and Black Agenda Report and featured on episodes of CovertAction Bulletin and Revolutionary Left Radio. They are the editor of Liberation School and a contributing editor at the Hampton Institute, as well as an organiser with the Indianapolis Liberation Center, ANSWER Coalition, the International Manifesto Group and others. You can reach them at derekford@depauw.edu

Recent works by Derek include:

Killing Children, the Burdens of Conscience and the Israel-Hamas War

Reprinted with the permission of the author and Counterpunch: https://www.counterpunch.org/2023/12/08/killing-children-the-burdens-of-conscience-and-the-israel-hamas-war/ (image by Banksy) The massacre of innocent people is a serious matter. It is not a thing to be easily forgotten. It is our duty to cherish their memory. (Mahatma Gandhi) Introduction: Morality Divorced from Politics War breeds depravity, and vague appeals to morality give […]

Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. Henry is one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, and has written extensively on public pedagogycultural studiesyouth studieshigher educationmedia studies, and critical theory, winning many awards. His interviews on neoliberalism appear in Truthout.  Henry is past co-Editor-in-chief of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.  In 2002 Routledge named him as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.


It’s the end of the world as we know it:

Racism as a global killer of Black people and their emancipatory freedoms

Jason Arday
Published online: 25 Jun 2020
people holding white printer paper during daytime

That’s great, it starts with an earthquake … are the famous opening tenets to REM’s anthemic stream of political consciousness, ‘It’s the end of the world  as  we  know  it’ and within  this treatise,  the track is appropriated to metaphorically signal the global reverberation and impact of George Floyd’s horrific death at the hands of […]

Full Citation Information:
Arday, Jason (2020): It’s the end of the World as we know it: Racism as a
global killer of Black people and their emancipatory freedoms, Educational Philosophy and Theory,
DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1782722
Article Feature Image Acknowledgement: Photo by Duncan Shaffer on Unsplash