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.
The law, in particular the Law of Abandoned Properties, became the Ottoman Empire's most important tool during the Armenian Genocide a century ago. Economic interests blinded people to the plight of their fellows who were made to disappear.
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.
Major opposition parties in Sudan boycotted the elections that took place earlier this month, but are now supporting the government's decision to join Operation Decisive Storm disregarding the effect this will have on the people of Yemen.
We have moved beyond the tired old controversy about whether
climate change causes armed conflict. The new discussion must look to compound
risks: where climate change, arbitrary governance and lawlessness interact.
If rhetoric about Britain "standing tall" is to mean anything at all, supporting Chagossians long-denied right to return home must be an absolute priority for whatever Government is formed after May 7.
demanding democratic participation in Northern Ireland's peace process are using
human rights principles to confront the hostility and exclusion they face from
those in control of decison-making
with feudal 1215 is the absolute dominance of a “collective monarchy”,
combining the power not merely of the Westminster state but also of the
corporate and financial institutions and their elites.
Until now, the struggle between autocrats and revolutionaries has been confined within national boundaries. But as the trend shifts towards a pooling of autocratic regimes’ resources, any future confrontation must be regional.