About Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte is a freelance journalist. She tweets @AlisonmWhyte

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Mariam Ali

Mariam Ali is Associate Editor for openDemocracy's Arab Awakening page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

#‎DontLetThemDrown‬ (It’s all right for some, at sea)

The UK government reckons that letting people drown will prevent unnecessary deaths.

This is Britain: TV celebrities meet people who can't afford to eat

As banks, energy companies and loan sharks feed off the poor, TV celebrities try to find out what poverty means in a BBC documentary series for Sport Relief.

More than 150 medics urge Obama to let them treat Guantánamo hunger-strikers

Detainees on hunger-strike at Guantánamo Bay say they don't trust their military doctors. 153 doctors from ten countries offer their services to visit, examine and advise the detainees.

The delusional thinking behind ‘nuclear deterrence’

A new report from the health professionals’ campaign group Medact interrogates the notion that 'nuclear deterrence' is an essential component of the UK's defence strategy.

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