This panel will unpick the concept of “citizenship” and ask how socialists might relate to it. We’ll be exploring the discourse of ‘active citizenry’ and its renewed prevalence following the Kruger report and outline its exclusionary and racialising effects, from Shamima Begum to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Jagtar Singh Johal to Windrush. What will it take to disinvest from the category of the citizen, and what does it mean to be anti-nationalist today?
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Richard Ratcliffe is the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. He works as an accountant and lives in London.
Amardeep Singh Dhillon is TWT's Programme Coordinator, co-editor at Red Pepper and freelance political journalist, bartender at The Ivy House and co-founder of South London Bartenders Network.
Researcher at Royal Holloway University of London
Shamsher Singh is the co-founder of the National Sikh Youth Federation, and currently works as the Program Director for the Khalistan Centre. His work centres on Sikh sovereignty and resistance.