Following the suicide of two 17-year olds, campaigners forced a review of the law covering treatment of children
in police custody. Such
challenges could become impossible if Ministry of Justice proposals are pushed
What is the condition of and what are the prospects for al-Qaida? The movement has commissioned a new report from the near-legendary management consultancy, whose offices are now dispersed following collateral damage to its Waziristan HQ from an armed-drone strike.
Almost all of the 30,000 Oaxacan
teachers who surged into Mexico City’s Zòcalo to protest the so-called
educational reform this September were veterans of the 2006 demonstrations. They
knew what they were in for.
Comicbook superheroes live in a world where individuals can change with ease into objects, think out loud, or kill with a stare. Yet they fight only to maintain the status quo. How would it be different if superheroes were the people who are oppressed?
Since the charter was announced, a
group of Francophone academics released a manifesto for a “Quebec Inclusif” (Inclusive Quebec) opposing the PQ’s project and its two million
dollar campaign, signed by more than twenty-one thousand people in the span of
Islamic bloc is indeed emerging, but more than an occulted project of
Islamization, it is a process of activation of the material and moral resources
of a conservative middle class summarily excluded until the 2011
Jim Sleeper's criticisms of Yale (his home institution) in Singapore or NYU in Abu
Dhabi might be right on the mark. His criticisms of the University of Wisconsin's
involvement in Kazakhstan, however, are misguided.
and wisdom are two different paths that will never intersect. As future
academics and intellectuals, we need to seek wisdom rather than playing games
and politics against our peers to get status and power.
The good news is that
there is a growing network of campaigners and academics who are not just
focused on preventing more wars but also on understanding the longer term
effects of war on the way we live.
The recent debate over military action in Syria –
and the upcoming Commons Defence Committee’s Inquiry on UK intervention
strategy - shows how data and information in conflict is changing the
imperatives of decision-making.
Harsh sentences have been meted out to Russians who took part in last year’s political demonstrations on Bolotnaya Square. But possibly none more chilling that the compulsory treatment in a mental hospital ordained recently for Mikhail Kosenko. Our regular contributor, Daniil Kotsyubinsky, discussed the matter with his psychiatrist father.
Revelations by Edward
Snowden, National Security Agency dissident, have grave implications for the
role of journalists in the ‘Fourth Estate’ and the primary duty of source
protection in the era of mass-surveillance.
Senior government officials including
President Obama have already become infected with this euphoria, as have top
Wall Street investors - which means it will have a powerful and longlasting,
though largely pernicious effect on US energy policy, industrial development,
and foreign relations.
JS Mill, liberalism's intellectual giant, justified despotism in India, thought Britain should be a beacon of liberty like Athens (because of its navy) and that it is impossible for a democracy to rule another country well. Listen to Dr Georgios Varouxakis on his latest book, Liberty Abroad