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Eleanor Penny is a writer, editor, translator and poet. She's an editor at Novara Media, and an associate editor at openDemocracyUK. She holds a degree in Philosophy & French from University College London. She tweets @eleanorkpenny.

Articles by Eleanor Penny

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Another man's freedom fighter

Eleanor Penny talks to Dr Salman Butt about extremism, terrorism, and how to challenge violence without propping up prejudice.

Tackling antisemitism doesn't mean clamping down on criticism of Israel

The government has formalised a flawed definition of antisemitism that includes 'exceptional criticism' of Israel.

Solidarity Cities

European city councils have launched an initiative to co-ordinate their responses to the migrant crisis, in defiance of the apathy of some national governments.

"We don’t have a refugee crisis. We have a housing crisis."

With national and European governments in gridlock, the cities themselves have decided to bypass the state level altogether and forge ahead with some very innovative solutions to the crises facing Europe today.

"We're still here. We can still win."

od-UK talks to some of the activists and supporters at the 'Black Lives Matter' protest in Altab Ali Park, London.

We must abandon the idea of legal protest

The laws governing the legality of civil dissent narrow the parameters of political possibility.

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