Combatting child sexual abuse in Russia involves some unexpected players – on the
one hand, vigilantes who hunt down online child abusers, and on the other, the
Kremlin, anxious to discredit the opposition. Mikhail Loginov reports.
Legal aid and Law Centres are under threat in the UK, along with the principle of equal access to justice. Geoffrey Bindman QC says it's time for the legal profession to dig into their pockets and help meet the gap in state funding. This week's Friday Essay.
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record of the past, which so often obtrudes on political objectives of the
present? And what happens when nation states are effectively bankrupt? Are its monuments to be allowed to collapse
Those of us who were actively working for a
sustainable and democratic society in Iceland have always wondered when the
window of opportunity opened by the 'pots and pans revolution' would close. Did
the last elections bring an end to Iceland's radically democratic moment?
vow to uplift Czech political life, new president Milos Zeman made no excuses
for his 'tired and emotional' appearance at a highly symbolic state event. His
call for closer ties with Russia have raised further concerns in a traditionally
The authors of the re-launched Beyond the Fragments take a feminist
approach to healing a divided left. They put women’s exploitation by capital
firmly on the agenda. But where is the challenge to patriarchy?
the resigning former Prime Minister and Ennahda leader, Hamadi Jebali, is
being groomed for a presidential role by his party as well as international
players, in a bid to market an “acceptable” Islamism.
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