Often, activists who are used to and ideologically committed to more horizontal forms of organising find themselves working for NGOs or charities with hierarchical structures. This guide provides some suggestions for how to constructively subvert these structures.
There are around seventeen languages native to the UK. Some are on the verge of extinction. Much more should be done to save them - starting, in some cases, with the basic step of recognising that they exist.
A furore has broken out in the UK over whether it is permissable for public meetings on university campuses to be sexually segregated. In their claim to exercise this as a right Muslim fundamentalists are hypocritically exploting liberal principles they do not themselves adhere to.
A recent debate in the House of Lords on caste saw peers demonstrating a lack of understanding of key issues. What's the point in an unelected chamber if they don't even know what they are talking about?
the past four years, the former BBC network correspondent, Barnie
Choudhury, has been researching why so few Black Minority Ethnic
journalists ever make it to the highest echelons of the Corporation’s
no longer middle class or working class. Rather, they are a political class. They
form, or appear to form, a tight in-group from which millions of citizens feel
excluded. What is the poor citizen to do?
2013 was an appalling year in most respects, including the disastrous Immigration Bill and the continuing rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric. Yet on FGM we may come to see 2013 as the year when progress really began.
Based on his latest research that examined civil society
proposals for media plurality measures and models their suggested ownership
limits against current market conditions, Justin Schlosberg of Birkbeck, University of
London argues that such limits and thresholds could limit media power with
minimal impact on the market.
2013 was the year the true nature of this UK Coalition became visible: it hasn't the faintest idea how to mend the economy, and its austerity programme is becoming increasingly aggressive and distasteful. The UK is in a hole, and it's not clear how it's getting out.
The Chancellor says he is investing in infrastructure. But the childcare he is cutting is a vital part of our social infrastructure, says Kat Wall. We should see that as an investment too, and extend it to all.
Stormy scenes are likely in parliament today as the government tries to “rush through” changes that will make it far easier to close hospitals without public consultation. The changes face fierce opposition from doctors, 38 Degrees, the British Medical Association and charities.
The media emphasise hypothetical and occasional gender segregation at British universities but roundly ignore the real sexism faced by students every day. The current brouhaha has more to do with Islamophobia than feminism.
After the Russell Brand debate the question of abstaining in general elections is again generating discussion in Britain. So what are we really achieving with our vote, and what effect do we think abstaining can actually have?
Angry British students are teaming up with exploited university workers to resist the commercialisation of universities, says the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales. Together, they are a powerful force.