Bad Women: Do We Still Demonise Female Offenders?


The criminal justice system and the media persist in treating women as ‘doubly deviant’   “When woman falls, she seems to possess a capacity almost beyond man for running...

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Editorial: The Silence of the British Left on Syria


“In international conflicts, the truth is hard to come by because most nations are deceived about themselves. […] But the day has passed for superficial patriotism. He who lives...

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Loss, Resistance and Survival Among Egypt’s Coptic Christians


A solemn winter for the silenced and impoverished minority community of Egypt   Exacerbated by a series of explosions over the long weekend of 9 – 11 December, 2016, Egypt’s...

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Trump and the Problem of Disbelief


US voters must now capitalise on disbelief and demand the impossible It might sound odd to the rest of the world, but Americans are still trying to decide whether to take Donald...

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Junior Doctors’ Strikes: The Greatest Union Failure in a Generation


The BMA's direct inaction betrays its members and the country    In Robert Tressell’s novel, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, the author ridicules the notion of work...

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Why Artists Are Standing Up for the Granville


Writers, artists and other community members are coming together to save London’s valuable public spaces from privatisation   On a chilly Friday evening last week, local...

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How David Attenborough Is Getting Planet Earth Wrong


The western environmental movement must stop dictating to the developing world and recognise its own complicity in the climate disaster Recently, my social media timeline has been...

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