With police violence against Black communities giving rise
to the #Blacklivesmatter campaign, anniversaries of civil rights victories are an opportunity to bring to
light the invisible actors behind historic moments.
Will the pincer movement of international humanitarian
initiatives to bring into force a universally applicable Nuclear Ban Treaty, and
Scotland's desire to become nuclear free, render Trident’s
successor impossible? Part 3. Part 1, 2.
the UK’s Sharia Review resemble the sharia ‘courts’: secretive procedures and discriminatory
advisors? Are the Home Office and the Church ignoring conflicts of interest and
evidence of discrimination?
When Britain’s Prime Minister
Theresa May said she'd press the nuclear button during the July 18 vote on
Trident, what does that mean on the 71st anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing? Trident Part 2. Trident Part 1.
“Humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist
indefinitely. How much longer can we allow the Nuclear Weapon States to
continue threatening all life on earth?”
- Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of Hiroshima.
The stories of people trying to revive abandoned villages left contaminated by the
Fukushima nuclear disaster raise concerns about plans for a new generation
of nuclear power reactors in Britain, starting with Hinkley C.
Tax just had to find out who they were - the revolutionary women of Rojava,
bearing arms against ISIS, building a new world...she had to find their story,
for herself, and in her new book, for us.
in the UK and the West raises many questions and challenges: integration of migrant communities,
ensuring adherence to State laws, the role of Sharia courts and balancing
freedom of religion and gender equality.
Can a white man be
morally absolved if it is decided that he meant to shoot an ‘imaginary black
intruder’ rather than his girlfriend? Apartheid and patriarchy underpin
Pistorius' trial. Part one. Part two. Part three.
In ‘Queens of Syria’, ancient Greek tales
of loss and dislocation in conflict echo through to the contemporary realities
of Syrian women refugees, whose experiences of war and exile have often been ignored
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