Verso Blog: 2016 Highlights

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A round-up of our most read pieces of the year, published on our blog:



“Let us be honest about our past and our present if we truly seek to dismantle white supremacy” — Akwugo Emejulu on the Hideous Whiteness Of Brexit

“Whiteness: that political project to defend and enforce the racialised social order of white supremacy.” — Akwugo Emejulu on Watching Whiteness Work



Love’s Labour’s Cost: The Political Economy of Intimacy — Emma Dowling

Pulse, Beat, Rhythm, Cry: Orlando and the queer and trans necropolitics of loss and mourning — Che Gossett

Swoop and Rescue — Toni Mac responds to the recent police raids in Soho and Chinatown targeting migrant sex workers



A Closed Loop: Sex Work, Violence and Criminalisation — Molly Smith

Elite, White Feminism Gave Us Trump: It Needs to Die - Liza Featherstone

Lessons from Italy: the Dangers of Anti-Trumpism — Cinzia Arruzza on the comparisons between Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi

The Myth and Reality of Brexit and Migrants — by Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi

Not a Revolution, Yet — by Mike Davis

Fighting for Our Lives: #NoDAPL in Historical Context — Nick Estes

Shockingly Familiar: Crisis, Reform, and Nationalism in 2016 — Adam Elliott-Cooper

Juridified Dispossession: Brexit, Migrant Workers and the Law — Gracie Mae Bradley

Alain Badiou: Reflections on the Recent Election - Alain Badiou

See also, the following end-of-year reading:

Hurrah! Die Marmite ist Alle! - Huw Lemmey looks back at 2016, blending memoir and polemic in a hybrid essay that sidesteps the boundaries of genre and received political wisdom.

The Year in Review: Verso authors reflect on 2016

Staff Picks: our favourite non-Verso reading this year

Verso 2016 Highlights: a round-up of all our books this year

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