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Working to stop the war in Yemen: Interview with peace activist Sam Walton

Why did Sam Walton try to arrest a Saudi general, and what impact did it have?

It’s you, me or the robot: why are workers in the food industry paid so little?

How profits are sucking the wealth out of our food system.

How safe is the legal aid 'safety net'?

When the government decimated legal aid, they created a ‘safety net’ for human rights related cases. Has the scheme really helped to protect the rights of those most in need?

Will Brexit deliver a united Ireland?

Everything has changed in Northern Ireland. But what does that mean for the century-old question of partition?

The SNP and the progressive alliance

As Scotland leaves the UK, it should also help the rest of the UK to mend its democracy.

Migrant activists disrupt the Department of Health

Migrant solidarity is vital in the fight for a national health service, as 'pay upfront' card machines start to be used by patients' bedsides this week.

Trump, Trade & War: the urgent need for a progressive trade policy

Donald Trump’s latest Executive Order, issued last week, could foreshadow a dangerous trade war with China and the European Union. It suggests that the nationalists in his administration have got th...

Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?

Will Brexit mean a filthy bonfire of the regulations protecting our lungs?

Inside Bedford: a fragile success story of multiculturalism, home of Yarl's Wood

What do Mabel, Joanna, Ali, Rana and Peter have to say about their home city, one of the most diverse in the UK?

Why 2017 is the year we need to break the fracking supply chain

A wave of direct action across the UK aims to end extreme energy extraction.

We need our platforms to be real democracies

For most of the last decade, I’ve been a reporter, covering stories on how technology is reshaping public life, from debates about God to protests in the streets. One thing I’ve noticed is that In...

We should remember James Parkinson for more than the disease that bears his name

200 years ago, the iconic doctor published his paper discribing a now well known disease. But his other pamphlets were of a more revolutionary nature...

The EU is the real protector of national identities

A northern European who has long made their home in England reflects from Austria on the odd unease that the English still have with expressions of national identity

Hope for access to justice?

Against a backdrop of cuts and closures, the Greater Manchester Law Centre opened its doors last year - an inspiration for grass-roots community organising. This is their story.

A riot of our own: Punk at 40

 8th April is the 40th Anniversary of The Clash Debut Album Mark Perryman asks what the 1977 punk and politics mix was all about?

A shared-space solution to Ireland’s Brexit Border problem

A deal could allow free passage across the island with rules on entry and exit.

Video: What do the people of Derry and Coleraine make of Brexit?

As Theresa May triggers Article 50, what do the people in the West of Northern Ireland make of it all?

5 reasons why we stopped a UKgov deportation flight to Nigeria last night

As a government ghost flight prepared for take-off, activists intervened.

Why isn't the full electoral registration process online?

People are being turned away at polling stations because the electoral registration process is stuck in the 20th century.

Brexit is an old people’s home

... And it's English, not British.

10 things you can do to resist hard Brexit

As Article 50 is triggered, here's what you can do to stop Britain's slide to the hard right. Add your own suggestions in the comments.

Crowdpac is an open platform, and the new politics is coming

People with all kinds of perspectives are using our platform to open up politics.

Should the law be changed to make sure the BBC does not lose out in the steadily changing world of digital viewing?

The BBC demands that all distributors of digital TV give prime slots to BBC content – but why should they have this right?

The dark corners of our justice system

By failing to allow access to prisons and youth detention centres, the Ministry of Justice is allowing abuse and violence to flourish.

Postscript to a letter to extremists

We can defeat extremism by building something beautiful together.

The banality of terrorism

Current responses seem to normalise terrorism – cementing it into the everyday reality of daily life, in the same way that we accept poverty, homelessness or inequality. The way things are.

Northern Ireland provides just one of many loopholes for dark-money to flow into British elections

It's not just Northern Ireland's dodgy party donation rules that need an overhaul - across the UK, privacy prevails.

When governments fail to defend the economic realm, citizens revolt

The subordination of society to self-regulating international markets is the reason why British workers and industries so often fall prey to predatory financiers, writes Ann Pettifor. It is also a fun...

Ten years since the first bank collapsed, dodgy debt still threatens another crash

Ten years ago, on 2 April 2007, the US subprime mortgage lender New Century filed for bankruptcy in a Delaware court. It was an obscure first domino to fall. But one and a half years later, Lehman Bro...

Letter to extremists after the London attack

Extremists seek to drive a stake through the arena of co-existence, to sow fear and hatred. But we Londoners are not going to turn on each other, because that’s not what we do.

What role for the Commonwealth?

Is the Commonwealth a part-solution to Britain's trade woes post-Brexit? The government’s Article 50 bill cleared the Lords last week on March 13th: Commonwealth Day. Economists’ and MPs’ po...

Sheffield campaigner scheduled for life-threatening removal to Cameroon on Friday

Paul Blomfield MP works to avert deportation of Pride Mbi Agbor, a popular member of Yorkshire’s City of Sanctuary movement. 

Martin McGuinness's last political act was to usher in another new era

The Sinn Fein leader, who died last night, was one of the most significant politicians in the UK and Ireland for a generation.

How the arms trade has tried to hobble the body set up to stop it from abusing public money

There have long been concerns about the way arms companies have used and abused public money. Joe Lo of Campaign Against Arms Trade focuses on just one of the many ways that arms companies are profiteering at public expense.

Child was held for a staggering 151 days in men’s immigration lockup Morton Hall in Lincolnshire

Today’s inspection report reveals that children were detained among 400 adults. One detainee had been convicted of multiple offences against children. (See also: 'People come in here normal, but they get ill')

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