There are glaring absences at the heart of the UK elections contest. The new preface to his ‘Essay on Britain, now’ - by one of Britain’s leading political thinkers tells us why. Remarkably, it suggests ways in which to free ourselves from the trap we are in.
alleviated intellectual poverty until the day she was murdered, 24 April 2015. In
an interview with Karima Bennoune in 2010 Mahmud explained why she founded a
politico-cultural space in Karachi.
Western policymakers once understood the dynamics of secular politics in the Middle East, but this knowledge has been subsumed under a fixation on Islam’s supposed threat to western security interests.
Millions of Spaniards have engaged
in protests over the past four years. As of July 1 they can be subject to
disproportionate fines and even jail for exercising their democratic rights to
freedom of expression, assembly, protest and information. Interview.
The Nation of the Lubicon Cree is on the frontlines of environmental destruction, as it challenges the forces behind resource extraction and environmental and cultural genocide, and seeks justice for all.
A coalition of women human rights defenders
in Canada is demanding an end to state complicity, and a culture of impunity in
the genocidal violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited
religious fundamentalism is a dangerous political activity. It is not a
distraction from ‘real’ politics - the demands of social justice and civil liberties - but a pre-condition
for achieving them.
The risk to Europe is a perpetuation of crisis by
implacable erosion, and with this the abdication of political institutions from
protecting the interests of citizens that they are responsible for and to.