New in Ceasefire, Politics - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:21 - 3 Comments
This week evidence has emerged of a LibDem parliamentary candidate sexually assaulting a lap dancer. The indifference of the culprit, his party, and the political class at large to this behaviour epitomises the establishment's toxic attitude towards women and sexual abuse, argues Jennifer Izaakson.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:28 - 2 CommentsWhile pundits and journalists have rushed to paint the current Saudi-led intervention in Yemen through a sectarian lens, the geopolitical dimensions of the conflict are far more significant, argues Dilly Hussain.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Saturday, March 28, 2015 0:00 - 21 CommentsA 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.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Thursday, March 26, 2015 14:07 - 0 CommentsThe 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.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Monday, March 16, 2015 23:42 - 0 Comments
Politics | From Ferguson to the UK: Racist State Violence is a Global Problem. So Must be the Resistance.The #BlackLivesMatter campaign highlights the necessity for a global movement of solidarity against racially-motivated state violence.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 15:24 - 0 CommentsAttacks by the media and political establishment on campaigning charity Cage over its statements on Mohammed Emwazi are wrong-headed and obscure the real debate we need to be having, argues Yvonne Ridley.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Saturday, February 14, 2015 13:34 - 0 Comments
Comment | “Only newsworthy when behind a gun, not in front of it”: On media coverage of #ChapelHillShootingWestern media reactions to the murder of three Muslim-Americans earlier this week have, once again, reflected and highlighted deep-rooted and systemic issues in mainstream representations of Muslims in the West, argues Ali M Latifi.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:17 - 1 Comment
Politics | A Fine Bromance, the Corporates and The Hindu Right: On Narendra Modi’s First Six Months in PowerAmrit Wilson examines Narendra Modi's record in power in the six months since the BJP's electoral victory in May.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 23:59 - 4 CommentsOn the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the passing of Frantz Fanon, a defining figure of the anti-colonial struggle, Tanzil Chowdhury revisits Fanon's defence of the violence of the oppressed, and its contemporary implications for those engaged in solidarity efforts with global resistance movements.
New in Ceasefire, Politics - Monday, December 1, 2014 17:22 - 5 CommentsIn a letter published today in Ceasefire, more than a hundred UK academics, activists, and students write in to raise the alarm over Home Office policies towards non-EU colleagues and students, and warn that such policies are not only discriminatory but are causing irreparable damage to British higher education.
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