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    New in Ceasefire - Oct 10, 2020 10:16 - Comment

    Analysis | “Whatever it is the Parliament does”: On Egypt’s redundant, theatrical elections

    This month Egypt holds its latest round of parliamentary elections. But what purposes do such elections serve in a military autocracy? Quite a few, actually, writes Hesham Shafick.

    New in Ceasefire - Oct 9, 2020 8:51 - Comment

    Analysis | PREVENT’s cheerleaders fear intellectual scrutiny, for good reason

    Attempts to demonise serious intellectual critiques of the UK Government’s counter-extremism programme are not just vacuous but dangerous, argues Dr Layla Aitlhadj.

    New in Ceasefire - Sep 30, 2020 16:52 - Comment

    Analysis | Big Tech vs The Left: How Facebook (almost) blocked Chomsky

    Two weeks ago, a livestream of Noam Chomsky’s address at the Progressive International summit was censored momentarily by Facebook. The episode has brought to the fore the power of unaccountable social media platforms to censor dissenting ideas, as well as our collective need for an alternative, writes Harry Halpin.

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

    Comment | Breonna Taylor: If Black lives matter, black 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.

    Editor's Desk, 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.

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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 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.

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    Features, New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Sep 17, 2020 11:43 - Comment

    Special Report | Systemic racism is a public health threat, just ask Palestinians

    As a Palestinian who has lived under Israeli occupation, I have witnessed first-hand the effects of Israel’s apartheid system on the health and well-being of Palestinians, writes Rasha Kaloti.

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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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