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    New in Ceasefire - Jan 26, 2021 13:19 - Comment

    Special Report | As countries around the world push for nuclear disarmament, the UK and its allies resist

    More than 75 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a landmark agreement prohibiting nuclear weapons has come into force this week. However, the five original nuclear powers, including the UK, stand in opposition. Steve Shaw reports.

    New in Ceasefire - Jan 21, 2021 16:00 - Comment

    Ideas | An End to Myth: For a New American Language

    As the 2020 US elections have shown, national mythology remains at the heart of American identity and a bulwark of the status quo. For meaningful change, we need a new American language, writes Benjamin Parisi.

    New in Ceasefire - Jan 10, 2021 15:06 - Comment

    Comment | Why you should leave WhatsApp, and how

    As WhatsApp prepares to share even more of our personal data across the Facebook network, now is a good time to take stock of our online privacy options.

    New in Ceasefire - Jan 8, 2021 12:37 - Comment

    Politics | “We will never concede”: The Capitol Hill riot did not come out of nowhere

    The normalisation of right-wing populism made the historic breach into Capitol Hill possible. It should worry us that this brand of politics is growing in Britain too, writes Hamza Ali Shah.

    Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire, Politics - Oct 10, 2020 10:16 - Comment

    Analysis | “Whatever it is the Parliament does”: On Egypt’s redundant, theatrical elections

    This month Egypt holds its latest round of parliamentary elections. But what purposes do such elections serve in a military autocracy? Quite a few, actually, writes Hesham Shafick.

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    Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Oct 9, 2020 8:51 - Comment

    Analysis | PREVENT’s cheerleaders fear intellectual scrutiny, for good reason

    Attempts to demonise serious intellectual critiques of the UK Government’s counter-extremism programme are not just vacuous but dangerous, argues Dr Layla Aitlhadj.

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    New in Ceasefire, Politics - Oct 31, 2020 14:12 - Comment

    Comment | The cost of Covid: Britain cannot afford more austerity

    Chronic underfunding of public services, and years of cuts have left working-class communities more vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. We cannot afford a repeat of austerity, we need an alternative, writes Taj Ali.

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    New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Nov 8, 2020 9:51 - Comment

    Special Report | As another election looms in Myanmar, its democratic transition remains a facade

    This Sunday, almost 40 million people in Myanmar will have their chance to vote in their country’s second multi-party election in decades. Yet this democratic opening remains nothing more than a façade, Steve Shaw reports.

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    Columns, In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Jun 13, 2020 0:00 - 1 Comment

    In Theory | Anti-Lockdown Theory: Stop Securitisation!

    Global lockdown is finally giving way to a period of economic crash and social unrest. Yet the state response to the outpouring of justified anger at police atrocities is remarkably similar to its response to the coronavirus pandemic. In the second of his series on lockdown theories, Andy McLaverty-Robinson looks at securitisation, notably the long history of shifting framings of healthcare and the creeping securitisation of social problems.

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    Arts & Culture, Books, New in Ceasefire - Jun 26, 2020 11:31 - Comment

    Books | Review | ‘Chav Solidarity’ by D. Hunter

    “A guide and a balm, a meditation on the politics of survival and an appeal to extend our arms towards each other”. Chav Solidarity, by D. Hunter, is a book that must be read, writes Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi.

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