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How to break the impasse on Labour’s anti-semitism mess

Labour should adopt the IHRA code, with the Home Affairs Select Committee’s caveats

The case of the Sarost 5: black holes of responsibility in the central Mediterranean

With EU states brushing away their responsibilities to provide a port of safety for people rescued at sea, weaker parties are left to deal with the consequences of this deadly approach.

Do you agree?: What #MeToo can teach us about digital consent

The conversation around sexual consent could radically change the way we think of consent online.

Tackling the trolls: how women are fighting back against online bullies

Refusing to be silent, women are leading research, campaigns and new strategies to stop trolls and create safer online spaces.

Why there need to be checks on mainstream economics

Pluralist economics can make the mainstream profession more aware of its significant blind spots.

UK Labour supports a United Nations Emergency Peace Service

‘What’s radical one year may be accepted the next.’

The great Greek wildfires

With incentives for property speculators being as high as ever and budgets shrunk to a bare minimum, the Greek fire brigade might not have faced its hardest test yet.

¿Promover el trabajo digno en las cadenas de suministro? Una entrevista a Benjamin Selwyn

Gobiernos, líderes empresariales y sindicatos de trabajo se reúnen para discutir sobre el trabajo decente en las cadenas mundiales de suministro. Entrevistamos al profesor Benjamin Selwyn, de Sussex, para saber por qué esto es tan importante. English

Who can we trust?

How can we cultivate a healthy skepticism of our institutions even as we rely on them for information, knowledge, and crucially, protection from aspiring autocrats?

New President, the extreme right and popular resistance in Colombia

The outcome of the Colombian presidential elections will have dire political consequences, visible even before the new president took office last August 7. Español