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

    Special Report | As another election looms in Myanmar, its democratic transition remains a facade

    This Sunday, almost 40 million people in Myanmar will have their chance to vote in their country’s second multi-party election in decades. Yet this democratic opening remains nothing more than a façade, Steve Shaw reports.

    New in Ceasefire - Oct 31, 2020 14:12 - Comment

    Comment | The cost of Covid: Britain cannot afford more austerity

    Chronic underfunding of public services, and years of cuts have left working-class communities more vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. We cannot afford a repeat of austerity, we need an alternative, writes Taj Ali.

    New in Ceasefire, Politics - Oct 30, 2020 10:30 - 2 Comments

    Ideas | Revisiting ‘Race’: Towards a Decolonial Curriculum

    Revising the British school curriculum is an important way of disrupting the white eurocentric narratives of Empire that dominate our culture and politics; but any such decolonising efforts must centre ‘race’, writes Dr Shaida Nabi.

    New in Ceasefire - Oct 29, 2020 9:27 - Comment

    Analysis | Sovereignty and Spycops: Agamben and the Criminal Conduct Bill

    Two weeks ago British MPs passed the Criminal Conduct Bill, which allows UK public authorities to commit crimes while undercover. Agamben’s theory of sovereignty can help us understand what the bill means for the expansion of state power and states of exception, argues Tom Goodyer.

    Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Sep 25, 2020 12:09 - 2 Comments

    Analysis | Should you use the UK Government’s new Coronavirus Contact Tracing App? Well…

    The UK Government’s new Covid-19 contact-tracing app for England and Wales is a marked improvement on its dismal earlier attempt, but should you use it? It’s complicated, writes Paul Bernal.

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    Ideas, 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.

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    New in Ceasefire, Politics - Oct 30, 2020 10:30 - 2 Comments

    Ideas | Revisiting ‘Race’: Towards a Decolonial Curriculum

    Revising the British school curriculum is an important way of disrupting the white eurocentric narratives of Empire that dominate our culture and politics; but any such decolonising efforts must centre ‘race’, writes Dr Shaida Nabi.

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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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