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The Afghanistan War is Not Over Until the US Legacy of Impunity Ends

, 31 August 2021
With the killing of civilians by an airstrike two days before its forces left, the US exits Afghanistan in the same way it entered it: with zero accountability or resolution of the ‘Forever War’

Carbon Pricing Alone Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis

, 26 August 2021
Decarbonisation cannot be achieved through ineffective and counter-productive carbon pricing measures which fail to raise enough revenue to fight climate change, reports Thomas Perrett

The Independence of Britain’s Media has been in Jeopardy for a Long Time

, 26 August 2021
With attacks on journalist Jess Brammar’s credentials to be appointed to a BBC role continuing by the right-wing press, Maheen Behrana explores how editorial independence has been eroded in Britain over a number of years

Plans for North Sea Oil and Gas Exploration are Incompatible with the UK’s Emissions Cuts

, 25 August 2021
Evidence of the climate crisis has been unavoidable all summer but the UK appears to want to push forward with fossil fuel extraction that will cause more environmental harm

The Government’s New Disability Strategy is No Strategy At All

, 25 August 2021
Pepper offers her own suggestions for policies that would help remove barriers for disabled people

The Islamophobic ‘Terror’ Narrative Still Distorts the Truth about Afghanistan

, 24 August 2021
Faisal Hanif argues that islamophobia is still a default fallback position for Western media, and the Taliban provide cover for the misapprehensions to continue

Taliban Helps China Target Afghan Uyghurs to Woo Beijing

, 23 August 2021
The Taliban has spoken out against the oppression of Muslims around the world but is staying silent on the persecution of Uyghur Muslims in China, reports CJ Werleman

The Government is Crying Crocodile Tears Over Free Speech On Campuses

, 19 August 2021
The Government’s Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill will limit, rather than protect, academic freedom, argue Liz Fekete and Liam Shrivastava

The Return of the Taliban: The End of the US Empire?

, 19 August 2021
Before 9/11, Nafeez Ahmed warned of an impending invasion of Afghanistan to control a strategic pipeline. 20 years on, the return of the Taliban is the predictable legacy of America's failed strategy

Why is Deadly Misogyny Not Recognised as a Form of Extremism?

, 18 August 2021
The Plymouth shooting is a perfect illustration of the failure of the UK’s counter-terrorism apparatus to fully understand emerging threats, argues Dr Maria Norris

The Fourth Wave: ‘Children Paying the Price’ of Government Inaction and COVID-19 Lobbying

, 18 August 2021
England’s vaccine strategy is endangering the young, says Mike Buckley

Why We Must Create Trauma-Informed Schools to Tackle Unequal Outcomes

, 17 August 2021
Looked-after children are falling behind in school, but a trauma-informed approach could help those young people who have had difficult starts in life to flourish, says Andrew Taylor-Dawson

The ‘Crackdown’ on Middle-Class Drug Use is the Government’s Seasonal Shock-and-Scare Story

, 17 August 2021
Does Boris Johnson’s administration really want to introduce a policy which would see its friends in the dock or dinner parties raided?

The Far-Right’s Shift from Climate Denial to Ecofascism

, 17 August 2021
As the climate emergency escalates, sparking a new migration crisis, ethno-nationalist forms of politics could undergo a revival, reports Thomas Perrett

‘Deserving’ or ‘Undeserving’ Refugees? Johnson and Patel’s Afghanistan Problem

, 16 August 2021
With a key pillar of the Government’s ‘culture war’ protecting our island nation from unpalatable ‘others’, Hardeep Matharu explores the crass and complex classifications at the heart of the Government’s neocolonial immigration policy

Age is a Feminist Issue in the Arts

, 13 August 2021

Matt Hancock Sleeps with the Fishes...

, 6 August 2021

Johnsonian Policy: The Lord of Misrule

, 5 August 2021

The Death of the Last Good Chap

, 3 August 2021

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