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    New in Ceasefire - Sep 29, 2020 12:06 - Comment

    Comment | Breonna Taylor: If Black lives matter, black lives deaths should matter too

    The absence of indictments for the killers of Breonna Taylor highlights the entrenchment of systemic state racism in the US, writes Mike Friedberg.

    New in Ceasefire - Sep 25, 2020 12:09 - 1 Comment

    Analysis | Should you use the UK Government’s new Coronavirus Contact Tracing App? Well…

    The UK Government’s new Covid-19 contact-tracing app for England and Wales is a marked improvement on its dismal earlier attempt, but should you use it? It’s complicated, writes Paul Bernal.

    New in Ceasefire - Sep 22, 2020 10:49 - Comment

    Comment | Palantir: Why is the UK Government giving our money to Trump’s deportation profiteers?

    Recent revelations that controversial US tech firm Palantir had secured a major UK government contract should trouble us all, writes Andrew Smith.

    New in Ceasefire - Sep 18, 2020 11:45 - Comment

    Comment | Lebanon: Even freedom of expression, our last bastion, is now under threat

    As Lebanon reels from deepening political unrest and the repercussions of last month’s horrific port explosion, an alarming crackdown on freedom of expression is gathering momentum, writes Lebanese novelist Naji Bakhti.

    Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Aug 26, 2020 8:51 - Comment

    Profiles | Deportation Cuts: Stories of exile and survival

    Over the last two decades, the UK has deported thousands of people to Jamaica, many of whom left the Caribbean as infants and grew up in the UK. Luke de Noronha, author of a new book on the painful and intimate life stories of these deportees now living in exile, presents snippets of their stories framed by music videos which speak to their biographies — an invitation to read, pause, watch and listen.

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    Editor's Desk, Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Jul 22, 2020 16:38 - 1 Comment

    Analysis | Strained Solidarities: On (re)building a mass anti-racist movement in Britain

    Anti-racist activists in the UK must eschew stale debates over terminology and representation, and instead focus on building a movement rooted in structural knowledge and powered by cross-communal solidarity, write Ilyas Nagdee and Azfar Shafi.

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    New in Ceasefire, Politics - Sep 7, 2020 15:22 - 1 Comment

    Comment | Stop trying to educate fascists

    As a teacher, I believe in education and positive discourse. But you can’t engage with people who deny your humanity, and it is useless to take a ground of moral suasion with people who do not have morals, writes Mike Friedberg.

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    Features, New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Aug 24, 2020 16:59 - Comment

    Special Report | During this pandemic, governments have waged a parallel war on the truth

    Globalised catastrophes often lend themselves to domestic manipulation by the state, and Covid-19 has proven no exception. Jack McGinn reports on how the pandemic became a battleground pitting authoritarian governments around the globe against independent journalism.

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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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