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Twelve Years a Slave, Sixty Six Years a Living Dead

Dr Faysal Mikdadi dreams of his lost love - Palestine... [read more]

Oh My God, Trump!

We do not really know who Trump is, and what he will do during the next four years. We know only the Trump of the elections: a nasty person, a megalomaniac, a liar, an ignoramus.... [read more]

Introducing ... British Government Plc

John Green on the growing preponderance of unelected advisors from the business sector in senior government roles. ... [read more]

March Against Hatred: Racism in Russia

In the week that hundreds attended a symbolic "March Against Hatred" in St Petersburg, Sara Hall examines the worrying rise of racially-motivated violence in Russia.... [read more]

Two Years On: Remembering Anna Politkovskaya

The trial of three men accused of murdering the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya began in Moscow this week. Sara Hall looks back on the circumstances surrounding her death, and considers the bleak prospects for freedom of speech and human rights in Russia today.... [read more]

A Bribery Case

When the State of Israel was founded, the new foreign minister, Moshe Sharett, did something that seemed quite natural. He sold his private apartment.... [read more]

An Expensive Speech

Churchill famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time... [read more]

Who is the terrorist? Drones, PTSD and the boy traumatised to death

I am outraged at seeing the photo of Hamza Hassan Bin Dahaman, a Yemeni youth so traumatised at witnessing a drone strike that he never recovered from the experience... [read more]

Italy: the missed generation

The truth is that the situation in Italy is getting desperate. Amongst those under 25, unemployment is as high as 40% with many of those in work underpaid and on short term contracts... [read more]

Capitalism\'s Lost Generation

Rob Sewell looks at the global problem of rising youth unemployment... [read more]

Ethical Investment Campaigning at UCL Pays Off for Students

University College London student Craig Griffiths on how relentless campaigning forced the issue on ethical investment at UCL.... [read more]

Government Watchdog Report Highlights Need for Asylum Reform

With a woefully inefficient asylum system letting down applicants and taxpayers alike, Sara Hall makes the case for much-needed reform.... [read more]

The Immigration Minister Can’t Be Serious

Sara Hall on the junior minister who's picking a fight...with NGOs and asylum seeker charities.... [read more]

Asylum Seeker Wins Judicial Review Against Deportation

Sara Hall on some good news in the case of Cameroonian asylum seeker Guy Njike.... [read more]