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.
Politics | High-Tech Fundamentalist: Narendra Modi’s UK Visit is a Shameful Victory of Business over Human RightsThe 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.
In the last essay of his three-part series on the medieval philosopher, Andrew Robinson examines the political thought of Thomas Aquinas, notably his ideas on the state, the limits of state power, and the uses and abuses of the idea of the common good.
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.
On his visit to Jamaica this week, instead of addressing widening calls for historical reparations, David Cameron announced plans for a UK-funded prison on the island to transfer Jamaican offenders from the UK. Luke de Noronha examines the wider context.
- Reflections | From Aylan to Paris: Our Changing Narratives of Refugees
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Feb 28, 2015 21:15 - 7 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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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - May 6, 2015 0:00 - 3 Comments
Dilly Hussain reports on the ongoing campaign by corporate property developers to muscle the Somali-run community out of London’s East End.
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Interviews, Politics - May 27, 2015 7:44 - 4 Comments
Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration at the University of Oxford, speaks to Ceasefire’s Luke De Noronha about Europe’s response to the Mediterranean crisis and how borders are ‘a dystopian project whose enforcement exposes the horrific violence of the state.’
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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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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Sep 6, 2015 18:37 - Comment
In the second of his three-part series on the medieval philosopher, Andrew Robinson examines Thomas Aquinas’s ethical theory, and the virtues and principles it promotes. He also explores Aquinas’s critique of usury, and its usefulness to an anti-capitalist critique of capital accumulation.
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Books, New in Ceasefire - Jul 28, 2015 11:48 - Comment
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.