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    New in Ceasefire - May 5, 2021 15:46 - Comment

    Reflections | Body, Language, Resistance: the Unfinished Song of Bobby Sands

    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands after 66 days on hunger strike in a British prison. Roger Bromley explores the ways in which Sands’s writings, and those of his fellow prisoners, became a principal resource for the building of Irish identity and solidarity.

    New in Ceasefire - Apr 29, 2021 13:19 - Comment

    Special Report | “I have to start life all over again”: A Ghanaian deportee’s journey

    Jamel had lived in the UK for half his life when he unexpectedly found himself on a plane to Ghana. His story, Galatea Scotti writes, shows how the emotional and material repercussions of involuntary returns can be deep and traumatic, not only for individuals but entire communities.

    New in Ceasefire - Apr 25, 2021 19:36 - Comment

    Comment | Boris Johnson’s anti-ICC stance is an endorsement of Israeli impunity against Palestinians

    This week Boris Johnson declared his opposition to an International Criminal Court investigation of Israeli actions in the occupied Palestinian territories. By standing in the way of justice and allowing Israel to act with impunity, Johnson is complicit in the suffering of the Palestinian people, writes Taj Ali.

    New in Ceasefire - Feb 21, 2021 15:52 - 1 Comment

    Comment | Dear Sadiq Khan, the last thing British schools need is more police

    This week, London mayor Sadiq Khan became the latest politician to endorse greater police presence in British schools. This is a deeply misguided position, writes Roxy Legane.

    Editor's Desk, 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.

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    Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Feb 17, 2021 13:59 - Comment

    Analysis | The latest Prevent Review is a political charade, we must boycott it

    The UK government’s latest review of its Prevent strategy is not only a political facade but a trojan horse to expand the programme. We must be united in our call for disengagement from it, and to demand nothing less than Prevent’s abolishment, argues Na’eem Ibn Farooq.

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    New in Ceasefire, Politics - Jan 28, 2021 14:11 - Comment

    Comment | A decade after the Arab Spring, Western hypocrisy over arms sales is more brazen than ever

    This week marks a decade since the 25 January revolution in Egypt. Much has changed since, but one exception is the US and UK governments’ habit of praising democracy and human rights while selling arms to the autocrats flouting them, writes Andrew Smith.

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    New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - 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.

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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 - 5 Comments

    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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