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Politics | The UK’s arming of Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen is immoral. It should be made illegal too.

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is a direct result of a war in which the UK is a key supplier of arms and military support. This immoral complicity must end, a...   [ continue reading...]

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Ideas | Making Britain safer: A bold alternative

Last week's publication of a government-commissioned report entitled ‘The Missing Muslims’ highlights the need to revise our national conversation o...   [ continue reading...]

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Film & TV | Zeus in Gaza: On the cognitive dissonance of watching Wonder Woman

For many of us, the progressive pretensions of the new Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, will strike a bitterly dissonant note in light of Gadot's own problemat...   [ continue reading...]

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Comment | This is an immense victory for Palestine, for British democracy and for the rule of law

Yesterday, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign won a historic court case against the UK Government's attempts to prevent local councils from taking part in ethica...   [ continue reading...]

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Politics | ‘Beyond disgusting’: Grenfell Tower residents evicted from hotel accommodation with hours’ notice

Today Grenfell residents staying together in a Kensington hotel were told they were going to be split up and scattered across London at a moment’s notice....   [ continue reading...]

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Ideas | From London Bridge to Finsbury Park, these are symptoms of a broken politics

From the murder of Jo Cox to London Bridge to last night's attack on Finsbury Park mosque, the rise of political violence on Britain's streets is a symptom of a...   [ continue reading...]

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Politics | ‘We mean nothing to them’: Grenfell, London’s Katrina

While Grenfell does not approach Katrina in scale, there are remarkable echoes in the state response to both disasters, notably the role of race and class and t...   [ continue reading...]

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Photo Essay | After Grenfell Tower: On the decades-long war on social housing

Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, photographer Pierre Papet visited the area to examine the risks affecting similar buildings in the borough. In th...   [ continue reading...]

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Ideas | The Welfare State is our living memorial: The Tory assault on it is a national betrayal

In 1945, the UK, a country that had been at war for the best part of thirty years, found a way to build a better society for its citizens. Today, it is at a cro...   [ continue reading...]

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Special Report | “We are doing the right thing for the right reasons”: A view from inside Europe’s biggest arms company

Andrew Smith reports on his surreal day at the Annual General Meeting of BAE Systems, Britain's biggest arms company.   [ continue reading...]

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Ideas | Fathers and Fascism: The Oedipal Landscape of the Le Pens

Can a Freudian reading of the Le Pen family be a key to understanding tomorrow's French election? Jen Izaakson asks.   [ continue reading...]

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An A to Z of Theory | Augusto Boal: Legislative Theatre and Politics

In his penultimate column on the radical playwright and director Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson examines Legislative Theatre – a method pioneered during Bo...   [ continue reading...]

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Film | ‘Get Out’: A bone-chilling, discomfort-inducing, laughter-provoking artistic and political triumph

The surprise box office hit of the year, 'Get Out' is as an artistic and political tour-de-force that is as much informed by the Rachel Dolezal saga as it is by...   [ continue reading...]

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Ideas | “The revolution will be self-parody!”: Pepsi, Kendall and the Recuperation of Protest

Every once in a while, the world as it is represented to us by capitalist realism unfurls, revealing the realities behind the curtain. Pepsi's universally derid...   [ continue reading...]

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Special Report | What was Theresa May actually doing in Saudi Arabia? And who was she doing it for?

Theresa May's Saudi visit this week is a stark reminder of the troubling, and largely hidden, relationship between the UK Government and the UK Arms industry. J...   [ continue reading...]

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Comment | She’s not indifferent … We are: On our Culture of Denial in the ‘War on Terror’

In the aftermath of the London attack, an image of a hijab-wearing Muslim woman went viral, and was used to signify Muslim indifference at ‘our’ suf...   [ continue reading...]

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Comment | When is a rapist no longer a rapist? On the cost-free repentance of Tom Stranger

Two days ago, Tom Stranger was no-platformed at South Bank University in London. If rapists like Stranger truly seek forgiveness, they must accept to give up po...   [ continue reading...]

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An A to Z of Theory | Augusto Boal: Games and Techniques

In the latest essay in his series on Augusto Boal, Andrew Robinson examines the wide range of different techniques formulated or summarised by the Brazilian pla...   [ continue reading...]

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Ideas | “You are not You anymore”: On the Torture of Theon Greyjoy

From Game of Thrones to Guantanamo Bay, the purpose of torture is not only to destroy an individual's sense of autonomy and self-worth, but to reconstitute them...   [ continue reading...]

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Ideas | “Writing of a sort that wasn’t supposed to exist anymore”: Mark Fisher Remembered (1968 – 2017)

Owen Hatherley remembers Mark Fisher, the radical writer, and friend, who has recently passed away.   [ continue reading...]

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