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This website, Dream Deferred, is named after a poem by Langston Hughes. So we are delighted to feature a guest post by Tayo Aluko, playwright and performer of the acclaimed Call Mr Robeson, who explains how his eyes were opened to Hughes’ work – and that of artist and director Steve McQueen, the Turner Prize and Oscar winner.

10 December 2014 |

Welcome to our liveblog of Hungary’s local elections – with a focus on fascist party Jobbik.

12 October 2014 |

It’s the breakthrough antiracists have been dreading: the racist populist party UKIP has gained its first elected MP, with Douglas Carswell taking the seaside seat of Clacton, Essex.

10 October 2014 |

Fascist parties hold one in eight of the seats in the new Bulgarian parliament, following the general election on 5 October – a big increase in their representation.

8 October 2014 |

Sasha Simic looks at how comic book superheroes responded to the Civil Rights movement, strikes and struggle – and to the onset of the Thatcher and Reagan years and 9/11

4 October 2014 |

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the X-Men… Comic book superheroes are big business, they’ve been used as wartime propaganda and condemned for their “lurid, unsavoury, gruesome illustrations”, Sasha Simic reveals

30 September 2014 |