With Gargi Bhattacharyya and Kojo Koram
“On 24 September, the UK government barred resources created by groups with ‘extreme political stances’ from being used in English classrooms. The list of stances includes ‘a publicly stated desire to overthrow … capitalism’.
The policy which has been referred to by commentators as McCarthyist goes further than any British government has gone even during the Cold War.
Why is the state targeting anti-capitalist education today?
Join Gargi Bhattacharyya and guest speaker Kojo Koram for the introduction to an exciting new series developed with the LBC: Who’s Afraid of Anti-Capitalism? In this session, we will discuss the need for public political education on anti-capitalism and introduce some of the themes we will explore in the rest of the series.
Gargi Bhattacharyya is one of the UK’s leading scholars on race and capitalism. She is the author of Rethinking Racial Capitalism (2018), Dangerous Brown Men (2008), Traffick (2005) and co-author of Empire’s Endgame (2020).
Kojo Koram is a lecturer at the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the editor of The War on Drugs and the Global Color Line (2019) and co-author of Empire’s Endgame (2020).”