Poem: Appeal to Potential Asylum Seekers


Appeal to Potential Asylum Seekers By Order of Her Majesty’s Government The desserts of Vienna are creamier than is the case in even the better bits of Leeds or Swansea. Their...

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The Refugee Crisis and the Road to Authoritarianism


The refugee crisis is the sharpest manifestation of a society lurching dangerously towards authoritarianism. Mikhail Bulgakov’s lesser-known play Flight articulates the dashed...

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Poem: Community, 1982


Introduction Poems for Grenfell Tower brings together poets whose voices are joined together in elegy. Published by The Onslaught Press, it includes some well-known poets, and others...

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Poem: #13


She was wearing black when she drowned A black top under a black long-sleeved shirt, black jeans and black leggings aged 30 to 40, maybe Eritrean, maybe not. Two days earlier,...

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Aung San Suu Kyi: In the Shadow of Genocide


Aung Suu Kyi must be tried for genocide and crimes against humanity to bring small justice for the Rohingya people History is replete with instances of fallen heroes, who, in spite...

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When the Alarms Go Off: Understanding OCD


OCD is among the ten most debilitating health conditions yet patients are often misdiagnosed One sunny morning in 2012, I was at my GP for the third time in a week, sobbing and begging...

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Berlin Film Festival 2018: Theatres of War, Terror and Faith


There is hope yet for the Berlinale with this year’s selection of films, from a real-time depiction of Anders Breivik’s slaughter to a French film exploring religious beliefs. The...

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