Weekly round-up and open thread

It’s time for another weekly round-up where we share (what we see as) the most interesting and important articles from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in the articles we’ve picked.

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A comprehensive history of everything awful Boris Johnson has said (gal-dem)

Boris Johnson tax plan beneficiaries will be 77% male, says Labour (The Guardian)

From the article: Labour has criticised Boris Johnson after an analysis of his flagship tax plan to cut rates for higher earners found that almost 80% of the people to benefit would be men.

Against the rainbow (Myrl Beam, Radical History Review)

From the article: “We have now gone beyond the point of queer identity and politics being co-opted, stripped of meaning, and sold back to us. Especially in the post-marriage world, we have a generation of queer people for whom this corporate, nationalist, defanged rainbow version is queer identity and politics, and revel in the chance to buy it at Target. But this is the entirely predictable outcome of “inclusion” politics. This is what that means. There’s no way to have formal legal equality and a mainstream political infrastructure to advance that agenda without the complete loss of anything unique or even remotely queer about Pride.”

Nigerian activist produces the country’s first lesbian documentary screened at the British High Commission (Novieku-Babatunde Adeola, Face2Face Africa)

Windrush scandal continues as Chagos Islanders are pressed to ‘go back’ (Katie McQue, Mark Townsend and Katie Armour, Guardian)

The New Yorker Seriously Mischaracterized the Story of One of Al Franken’s Accusers (Anna Merlan, Jezebel)

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