New in Ceasefire, Sabir on Security - Friday, March 11, 2011 10:06 - 5 Comments
When Rizwaan Sabir went on the 10 O'clock Live show to debate control orders with Anthony Glees, he was surprised by the Professor's misconceptions. In this week's Sabir on Security column, he sets the record straight.
Sabir on Security - Friday, November 26, 2010 0:00 - 7 CommentsWhen video footage showing Sergeant Mark Andrews dragging a 57-year-old woman and hurling her into a cell was aired by the media, there was much needed condemnation. However, the euphoric feeling of justice served wasn’t to last. In this week's column, Rizwaan Sabir takes a look at yet another case of Police unaccountability.
New in Ceasefire, Sabir on Security - Friday, November 12, 2010 18:14 - 7 CommentsTen months ago, Paul Chambers wrote a joke tweet mockingly threatening to blow up his local airport. He has since been arrested, charged and convicted. His appeal against his conviction was turned down yesterday. In this week's column, Rizwaan Sabir discusses the ramifications of an absurd case
New in Ceasefire, Sabir on Security - Friday, October 29, 2010 22:22 - 4 Comments
New in Ceasefire, Sabir on Security - Friday, October 15, 2010 20:10 - 2 CommentsThis week, more than five years after the events, an official inquest has been launched into the London bombings of 7/7. As Rizwaan Sabir shows in his latest column, an inquest might answer some of the questions, but only a public inquiry can ensure the right lessons are learnt
Columns, New in Ceasefire, Sabir on Security - Friday, October 1, 2010 0:30 - 2 CommentsIn 2007, the police installed a network of cameras around specific Birmingham areas. This was, they claimed, in order to fight against crimes such as drug-dealing. As the publication of a governmental report confirmed yesterday, they lied. The cameras were used to spy on an entire community. In this week's On Security column, Rizwaan Sabir examines an extraordinary story of cynicism and incompetence.
Columns, Sabir on Security - Friday, September 24, 2010 0:03 - 3 CommentsSince the introduction of the Terrorism Act in 2000, hundreds of new offences have been introduced and yet, this has hardly made us safer. Now that the legislation is up for review, Rizwaan Sabir argues, in his new column, that this is our chance to make sure we get rid of these redundant, harmful and unworkable assaults on our freedoms.
Editor's Desk - Tuesday, September 21, 2010 0:00 - 0 CommentsThis week in Ceasefire brings us an impressive collection of articles, interviews and blogs. Including exclusive interviews with Mark Fisher and Noam Chomsky, dispatches from the US and Latin America, new columns from Corin Faife, Dave Bell and Rizwaan Sabir and much more.
Columns, Sabir on Security - Friday, September 3, 2010 20:58 - 2 CommentsOf all the ill-fated initiatives and programmes introduced by the previous government in its attempt to "fight terrorism", nothing has been as disastrously counter-productive as the 'Prevent' strategy. As Rizwaan Sabir argues, this is a programme that was designed, and implemented, as a direct attack on the Muslim community as a whole. Its demise cannot come too soon.
Columns, Sabir on Security - Friday, August 20, 2010 9:10 - 6 CommentsEveryone knows that "you have the right to remain silent" when dealing with a police officer, and everyone is wrong. This is what Rizwaan Sabir has come to realise from both his personal experience and academic research. The police have, over the past few years, been given an extraordinary number of powers, including "Schedule 7", that most members of the public know nothing about; and for good reason: these are not only intrusive but often deliberately used to harass, and spy on, campaigners, activists and members of the the Muslim community.
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