In addition to his influential role in contemporary philosophy, Alain Badiou is also a political activist. In the penultimate essay of his series on the French thinker's ideas, Andrew Robinson summarises Badiou's work with the Organisation Politique in the context of a wider critique of his political theories.
As he embarks on a two-month tour of the US, Australian comic Aamer Rahman talks to Myriam Francois-Cerrah about race, politics and being surprised by his own success.
A court case against Lutfur Rahman, Britain's first elected Muslim Mayor, concluded last week, with a verdict expected in early April. A defeat for Rahman would represent a huge blow against a genuine proponent of progressive change and a victory for the forces of reaction and anti-Muslim bigotry, argues Jennifer Izaakson.
While recent years have seen a renewed interest in anarchistic thought and theory, it is refreshing and exciting to see a new volume bringing an explicitly anarchist lens to bear on English literature, argues Tom Malleson in his review of 'Unmaking Merlin: Anarchist Tendencies in English Literature' by Elliot Murphy.
The public mob lynching last week of a young Afghan woman has sent shockwaves across the country and beyond. This horrendous crime should be a wake-up call for all Afghans, writes Saeeq Shajjan from Kabul.
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Feb 28, 2015 21:15 - 6 Comments
The apparent unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’ has dominated international headlines of the past 48 hours. Far less coverage, however, has been given to troubling revelations that Mohammed Emwazi and others had been subjected to sustained harassment by UK security services for years. This raises important and urgent questions about current anti-terror policies.
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The speech delivered yesterday by British Home Secretary Theresa May, while ostensibly aimed at countering extremism, was in reality the latest episode in the ongoing assault on Britain’s Muslims, argues Dilly Hussain.
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The #BlackLivesMatter campaign highlights the necessity for a global movement of solidarity against racially-motivated state violence.
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Recent media coverage of political violence in Bangladesh aptly reflects the country’s deepening drift into authoritarianism over the past decade.
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In the eighth installment of his ten-part series on the political thought of Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson examines the French thinker’s specifically political ideas.
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