Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Sep 19, 2017 7:47 - 1 Comment

    Interview | Lowkey: On Militarism, Foreign Policy and the Arms Trade [VIDEO]

    After a long hiatus, one of the UK’s most celebrated political artists, Lowkey, has returned with new music and a UK tour. His forthcoming video, “Lords of War”, deals with the issue of drone warfare and the arms trade. He talks to Tom Barns about foreign policy, austerity and militarism.

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    Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Sep 1, 2017 11:30 - Comment

    Opinion | Saudi’s bombing campaign is destroying my country, Yemen, and Britain is helping them do it

    In the second essay in our three-part #StopDSEI series, Safa Al-Shamy gives her perspective on the motivations for the Saudi attack on her country, Yemen, the humanitarian crisis it has caused, and the UK’s role in supporting it.

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    New in Ceasefire, Politics - Sep 6, 2017 16:12 - Comment

    Comment | The UK government’s rhetorical trench warfare cannot hide Brexit’s grim realities forever

    As another round of Brexit negotiations disintegrates, we need to ask questions about the mental maps UK representatives bring to the negotiations and decide whether they are fit for purpose, writes Paul Walsh.

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    New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Sep 17, 2017 17:45 - Comment

    Special Report | The EU’s approach to the Mediterranean migration crisis is costing lives

    New measures introduced by EU states, notably Italy, are focusing on reducing the numbers of people crossing the Mediterranean rather than on saving lives. Sabrina Tucci reports.

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    In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Aug 21, 2017 17:27 - Comment

    An A to Z of Theory | Augusto Boal: The Rainbow of Desire

    In the last of his seven-part series on the radical dramatist Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson looks at the Rainbow of Desire, a set of techniques designed to deal with internalised oppression. Robinson surveys Boal’s continuing influence, and the thorny question of whether theatrical challenges to oppression are always emancipatory.

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    Arts & Culture, Books, New in Ceasefire - Sep 15, 2017 18:17 - Comment

    Books | ‘Mr Dickens and his Carol’: The Ghosts of Dickens, and Grenfell

    Asim Qureshi reviews Samantha Silva’s new novel, ‘Mr Dickens and his Carol’, and wonders how Dickens would have felt were he to see Grenfell’s mass grave of the impoverished and downtrodden, standing as an edifice to our indifference.

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