New in Ceasefire, Politics - Wednesday, June 15, 2016 18:02 - 1 Comment
This month marks the 40 year anniversary of the Great Grunwick strike, a pivotal episode in the history of the British Labour movement. Amrit Wilson argues we need a broader reading of the strike as a key moment in race, class and gender relations in the UK.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Thursday, June 2, 2016 0:11 - 0 Comments
Comment | The Government’s Extremism Bill will do little to prevent extremism and much to undermine democracy and civil libertiesThe recently introduced Extremism Bill is further confirmation of the UK government's dangerously myopic approach to the subject, argues Katy Sian.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Friday, April 22, 2016 17:39 - 0 CommentsLast week, eight human rights protesters won a historical legal victory against DSEI, the world's biggest arms fair. This is a remarkable milestone on the way to banning such shameful events, argues Andrew Smith.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:44 - 0 CommentsLast week, campaigners in London and around the world marked the assassination last month of Berta Cáceres, the prominent Honduran human rights campaigner. Natalie Jeffers, Imani Roinson and Wretched of the Earth pay homage to Berta's living legacy.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 16:53 - 18 Comments
Comment | The Brussels Attacks: Our pain and rage are immense, but we need reason and understanding more than everFrank Barat reflects on today's attacks on his city, and argues that only more understanding can defeat terrorism and its root causes.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Friday, February 19, 2016 0:29 - 0 CommentsThe British government's latest initiative, which could ban local councils, public bodies and student unions across England from boycotting or disinvesting in unethical companies, flies in the face of its rhetoric in support for devolution and local decision-making, argues Andrew Smith.
New in Ceasefire, Notes from the Margins - Sunday, January 10, 2016 19:31 - 2 CommentsWhen Matt Carr published an article criticising the British drive to war in Syria, little did he expect to see it become the focal point of an intense media assault on the Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn. The episode, Carr writes, speaks volumes about the intellectual and moral ills of the British media.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 23:53 - 0 Comments
Comment | High-Tech Fundamentalist: Narendra Modi’s UK Visit is a Shameful Victory of Business over Human RightsThe UK visit this week by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, has met with outrage and condemnation among human rights groups. While Modi promotes India as an industrial Hi-Tech hub abroad, he has allowed mob rule and impunity to reign at home, argues Aisha Maniar.
Interviews, Politics - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:44 - 4 CommentsBridget Anderson, Professor of Migration at the University of Oxford, speaks to Ceasefire's Luke De Noronha about Europe's response to the Mediterranean crisis and how borders are 'a dystopian project whose enforcement exposes the horrific violence of the state.'
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Thursday, May 7, 2015 0:00 - 5 CommentsThe Labour Party's decision to field as one of its General Election candidates a member and supporter of a political dynasty with an atrocious record of human rights violations in Bangladesh is a scandal.
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