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Future of work round table: how can institutions and regulations keep up?

Organisations and regulations are struggling to keep up with the evolving nature of work. Our panel of experts ends this round table by asking themselves how such institutions can stay relevant.

Militarised society: memory politics, history and gender in Ukraine

In Ukraine, history could be used to help make sense of the brutal ongoing war, but it can also be instrumentalised for political gains.

We need to raise ‘wealth taxes’ to fund the NHS

How will the Chancellor find the £20bn a year Theresa May has promised for England's NHS? 

With the crisis of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation comes opportunity

All of us living through America’s crisis time need to remember that our strategizing brain lives within a whole person: acknowledge your feelings and turn to the group for support.

The West’s approach to Saudi Arabia: ‘one step forward, two steps back’

Western powers are actively enabling the very human rights violations they seek to expose.

Of Tories, charity... and Islamophobia

Muslims know they have a duty to support the poor. Tories can't claim this mantle - especially whilst they're riven with Islamophobia.

‘Gay cake’ cases show strength of Christian right legal armies on both sides of the Atlantic

In UK and US supreme courts, freedom of speech has been the defence of bakers who oppose same-sex marriage. It’s no coincidence.

Young workers know they're being ripped off - and that unions are the answer

Last weeks global food strikes show young workers get what trade unionism is about - and bringing new forms of digital organisation into play.

The indigenous people genocide case in Guatemala: justice delayed, justice denied?

There was a military structure that designed, planned and executed operations aimed at eradicating Guatemala’s indigenous peoples. Español

Police still not investigating Leave campaigns, citing ‘political sensitivities’

Exclusive: Months after Scotland Yard received ‘substantial’ evidence of potential criminality by pro-Leave groups, nothing has happened. Is the police probe destined for the political long-grass?

Film: Albion’s Call: Brexit, democracy and England

Brexit has ignited a fire under Britain. It is altering forever the way we see ourselves. This has to be confronted boldly and in an open-minded way

How Hungary and Ukraine fell out over a passport scandal

Ukraine’s border region of Zakarpattya is home to the country’s Hungarian community – and is now the centre of a diplomatic row. RU

Future of work round table: stopping the race to the bottom in the world of work

A lack of labour rights is, for many countries, a serious competitive advantage. What needs to happen in business, politics and organising to stop this race to the bottom?

Art after money

Banksy’s prank on the art market rhymes with our common struggle against financialization’s shredding of society.

إدارة أزمة الهجرة في المتوسط: مراكز اعتقال عوضاً عن سياسات الإغاثة والإنقاذ

مع تواصل تدفق آلاف المهاجرين عبر المتوسط  نحو أوروبا، وتعثر عمليات الإنقاذ والإغاثة، تلجأ أوروبا إلى سياسة تصدير الأزمة.

Fifty years after the Tlatelolco massacre of 1968

Massive student demonstrations against violence have swept through Mexico City in September. Today's students face similar issues to those faced by protesters fifty years ago. Español

Nadia Murad may have won the Nobel peace prize, but the world failed her Yazidi people

The international community could and should have done more to rescue those captured by ISIS. The media also failed in its coverage of this crisis.

Racism, sectarianism or sexism? On Damascus and the Syrian demographic barcode

I am not surprised that many of my friends from our “fancy” neighborhood were really aghast at the level of sectarian grudges that was revealed after the revolution. العربية

What happened to Uruguay and its Pink Tide?

Is further change possible in Uruguay? Today, the economic situation is less favourable, ideological affinity with other governments in the region is lower, and neighbours have become distant. Español

Future of work round table: bringing business leaders and policy makers on board

Workers' organisations know where they are trying to get to, but convincing those with power to prioritise rights over profits is no easy task. Our 12-person round table contemplates the challenge.

Meet the Ukrainian mothers battling for their sons held in Russian prison

Families of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russian jails are fighting for their release – and this struggle is changing them. RU

Is the tide turning on regulating Facebook and Google?

Facebook and Google are modern utilities - and natural monopolies - so they need a utility regulator.

From Windrush to Universal Credit – the art of ‘institutional indifference’

This government is 'institutionally indifferent' - to evidence, to criticism by the UN, MPs and inspectors, and most of all, to the suffering of those affected by its ignorant policies.

The DIY Central Bank

Asserting the moral right to repudiate debt may be the only way of rebuilding democracy.

Immigration and the impact of a no-preference post-Brexit deal

In theory, a skill-based immigration system could work to reduce skill shortages in certain UK industry sectors but there are some key implications that remain unresolved.

“We really need you, Anna!”: Svetlana Alexievich, Binalakshmi Nepram write to Anna Politkovskaya

To mark the 12 years since Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder, two laureates of an award for women human rights defenders write letters to her.

‘Go Home?’ – five years on

On bordering, the referendum and Windrush: "It might be a dangerous moment but it is a moment when the old tricks of government cannot be repeated." Chain letter between UK researchers, June – September, 2018.

Forget early votes, do the maths, and start building for 2022

The lessons from conference season? Forget an early election – or a People’s Vote – the real prize to work for is a 2022 election that will be as era-defining as ’45 or ‘79.

A peculiarly British nationalism? – book review

Labour’s attitudes to nationalism, Britain’s changing role in the global economy: myths of left and right are punctured in David Edgerton’s magnificent The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth Century History.

On memorizing the Fatiha

With the outbreak of the revolution in Syria, I felt I needed to justify my stance vis-à-vis this revolution, since I coincidentally belonged to a religious minority. العربية