In his review of "The Big Short", Adam McKay's big-screen adaptation of Michael Lewis's best-selling account of the 2007/2008 subprime collapse, Matt Carr finds a dark comedy of errors, stupidity and greed that should be "essential viewing for anyone who wants to get an idea of the mess we're in".
The Brazilian playwright, director and political activist Augusto Boal is credited with formulating one of the most radical forms of theatre ever devised, the Theatre of the Oppressed. In the first of a seven-part series of essays, Andrew Robinson surveys Boal's view of the central role of art in human life.
As Western Sahara enters its fifth decade under occupation, Agaila Abba reports on the role of education as a major front of resistance in the Saharawi national struggle.
Dilly Hussain reports on the shocking story of how powerful commercial property developers and local politicians at an inner London borough have colluded to force out the working poor out of the area.
When 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.
- Film | Review | The Big Short: Laughter in the Dark
- An A to Z of Theory | Augusto Boal: Aesthetics and Human Becoming
- Comment | Education as Resistance: Western Sahara’s Rising Generation
- Special Report | Bazaar Politics: Uncovering Social Cleansing In the Heart of London
- Notes from the Margin | Corbyn, Stop the War and the British Press: My Week as a Media Pariah
- Education as Resistance: Western Sahara's Rising Generation
- Bazaar Politics: Uncovering Social Cleansing In the Heart of London
- "Far more Palestinians are killed by Israel than are Israelis by Palestinian gro...
- I am just now starting to discover Bakhtin in my journey into the world of dialo...
- I think it is good for us to have access to so much art instead of being shelter...
- Nakamura-Van Wely, Rb6 puts the tin hat on it....
- Look at the make-up of the Tower Hamlets council planning officers - all Zionist...
Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Oct 8, 2015 17:00 - 1 Comment
Yesterday, the London premiere of the film ‘Sufragette’ was disrupted by a red carpet direct action led by protesters from activist collective Sisters Uncut. They explain why their action was both appropriate and necessary.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Nov 30, 2015 10:55 - 5 Comments
In the wake of the publication of a landmark report documenting a rise in anti-Muslim racism in the UK, one of its authors, Arzu Merali, argues for a deeper understanding of the systemic roots of Islamophobia.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - Nov 10, 2015 23:53 - Comment
Comment | High-Tech Fundamentalist: Narendra Modi’s UK Visit is a Shameful Victory of Business over Human Rights
The 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.
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Interviews, New in Ceasefire - Sep 23, 2015 14:27 - Comment
Ceasefire’s Usayd Younis and Cassie Quarless spoke to Director Kirby Dick at the UK premiere of his latest release ,’The Hunting Ground,’ which addresses the growing pandemic of sexual assaults across US college campuses in recent years.
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New in Ceasefire, Reflections - Nov 25, 2015 13:45 - Comment
In his latest column, Roger Bromley examines the evolution of Western responses, by governments, the media and the public, to the refugee question in the wake of pivotal turning points such as the drowning of Aylan Kurdi and the Paris attacks.
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Books, New in Ceasefire - Jul 28, 2015 11:48 - 4 Comments
Social Anthropologist Dr Alice Wilson reviews Settled Wanderers: the poetry of Western Sahara, by Sam Berkson and Mohamed Sulaiman, a recent volume of poems written from within or about the liberation movement from Western Sahara.