Attacks by the media and political establishment on campaigning charity Cage over its statements on Mohammed Emwazi are wrong-headed and obscure the real debate we need to be having, argues Yvonne Ridley.
The apparent unmasking of 'Jihadi John' has dominated international headlines of the past 48 hours. Far less coverage, however, has been given to troubling revelations that Mohammed Emwazi and others had been subjected to sustained harassment by UK security services for years. This raises important and urgent questions about current anti-terror policies.
Comment | “Only newsworthy when behind a gun, not in front of it”: On media coverage of #ChapelHillShootingWestern media reactions to the murder of three Muslim-Americans earlier this week have, once again, reflected and highlighted deep-rooted and systemic issues in mainstream representations of Muslims in the West, argues Ali M Latifi.
Politics | First we take Athens, then we take Berlin? Syriza’s victory and the twilight of NeoliberalismLast week's Greek electoral earthquake has left in its wake a wave of hope that an alternative to neoliberalist orthodoxy is possible. Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen examine the prospects of further breakthroughs elsewhere in Europe.
'The Commonality of Strangers', a new exhibition launching today at the New Art Exchange, is a reminder that belonging is a set of alliances and allegiances and not something that can be defined in terms of ancestral claims, skin colour, and packaged territorial boundaries, argues Roger Bromley.
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Jul 17, 2014 19:14 - 3 Comments
The marked contrast between the BBC’s reporting of the deaths of Palestinian and Israeli children this past month has been an eloquent symbol of its wider failings.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Jan 15, 2015 14:16 - Comment
In the final installment of their three-part examination of revolutionary waves, Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen consider their practical implications for activists and social movements.
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Politics | A Fine Bromance, the Corporates and The Hindu Right: On Narendra Modi’s First Six Months in Power
Amrit Wilson examines Narendra Modi’s record in power in the six months since the BJP’s electoral victory in May.
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New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Nov 10, 2014 17:25 - 2 Comments
Sam Walton reports on how the UK government is avoiding the full cost of going to war by getting military charities to take care of soldiers after their return.
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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Jan 20, 2015 10:54 - Comment
In his latest column on Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores how the French theorist believes an Event should be unfolded or followed in revolutionary politics. Robinson covers three key Badiousian concepts: the Truth, the revolutionary subject, and the ethical principle of fidelity to an Event.
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Arts & Culture, New in Ceasefire - Oct 12, 2014 18:58 - Comment
Arts & Culture | Incorrigible Idealist vs. Impenetrable Darkness: The suspect politics of ‘The Honourable Woman’
Heralded as a critical and popular success, the BBC TV series ‘The Honourable Woman’ has been particularly praised for its authentic and sensitive portrayal of the moral complexities of life in the occupied Palestinian territories. However, such recognition is largely misplaced, warns Tony McKenna.