Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Oct 8, 2015 17:00 - 1 Comment

    Comment | “Dead Women Can’t Vote”: Why We Stormed the Red Carpet at the Suffragette Premiere

    Sisters Uncut Sufragettes

    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 - Mar 25, 2016 16:38 - 2 Comments

    Analysis | Their Violence, Our Values: A History of European Responses to Political Dissent

    Anti-revolutionary propaganda depicts King George III surrounded by symbols of British peace and liberty, while across the channel the figure of Napoleon is stalked by poverty and ‘universal destruction’ . (Source: The British Library)

    European responses to political dissent, from Enlightenment radicals to anti-colonial movements, have always been framed in ideological terms – invoking a threat to our identity and values – rather than socio-political ones. In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Asim Qureshi warns against basing our responses on a politics of fear.

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    New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Jan 20, 2016 14:03 - 1 Comment

    Special Report | Bazaar Politics: Uncovering Social Cleansing In the Heart of London

    The Balfron Tower

    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.

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    In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Mar 29, 2016 10:06 - Comment

    An A to Z of Theory | Augusto Boal: Theatre of the Oppressed

    Augusto Boal Ceasefire

    In the second essay of his series on Augusto Boal, the Brazilian playwright, director and political activist, Andrew Robinson explores Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. He examines the classic forms of Boal’s work, its key methods, and the centrality of concepts such as oppression and bodily alienation.

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    Books, New in Ceasefire - Mar 1, 2016 8:27 - Comment

    Books | Review | ‘Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War’

    A Syrian man carries a girl amidst the rubble of houses in Aleppo, Syria [Source: AP]

    Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami’s new book is a timely and searing account of Syria’s recent history and the people who shaped it, argues Wassim Al-Adel.

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