The latest of International Socialism journal seminars presents
Richard Seymour on ‘Racism in Britain Today’
Friday March 26th at 6.30pm
at School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0GX – Room FG06, Russell Square Campus.
The electoral success of the fascist British National Party and the emergence of the English Defence League has forced activists in Britain to look again at the issue of racism. Cultural racism and Islamophobia seem to supplant traditional racist ideas based on biology—but what is behind this shift and just how novel is it? Richard Seymour argues that the rise in racism in Britain is driven to a considerable extent by government policies and media reaction, both liberal and conservative.
This seminar is free to attend and open to all. For more information phone 020 7819 1177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Seymour lives and writes in London. His website Lenin’s Tomb comments on issues such as imperialism, Zionism, Islamophobia and anti-capitalism, and covers strikes and protests with footage, images and reportage. Some of Richard’s earlier articles on racism can be found at the ‘lenin’s tomb’ blog, available online at http://leninology.blogspot.com/search/label/racism. He is the author of The Liberal Defence of Murder.