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Muslims need to know that Islam is not Sharia law

27 May , 2016  

Ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq, barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris and the violation of human rights in the majority of Islamic countries are some of the examples that raise the question: What exactly is wrong with Islam? In short, it can be argued that the roots of all of these problems can be traced in […]

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor waits in the courtroom of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague prior to the appeal judgement on September 26, 2013. The appeals judges' ruling at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) marks the end of the road for the former west African strongman's seven-year long trial.      AFP PHOTO / POOL / KOEN VAN WEEL(Photo credit should read Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images)

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Imperialism never ended, it just became international law (part three)

27 May , 2016  

A further way in which international law acts as a tool of western imperialism is the treatment of Third World state sovereignty. Whereas Western state sovereignty is and always has been protected against the intrusion of international law, this has not been the case the for the Third World, where international law and institutions are utilised […]

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How can we make Britain more democratic?

26 May , 2016  

Two weeks ago we ran an article bemoaning the lack of democratic mechanisms and accountability in the UK. Rather than let you all think we just like to complain without offering some alternatives, here is a brief and incomplete list of ways in which our system can be improved: 1) Electoral reform – do away with First Past […]

French Finance Minister and G20 chair Christine Lagarde makes a statement at the G-20 Press Conference at the 2011 IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings at International Monetary Fund Headquarters (IMF), April 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. IMF Staff Photographer/Michael Spilotro

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Imperialism never ended, it just became international law (part two)

26 May , 2016  

International treaty law continues the practice of inclusion/exclusion within the international system. At first, international law exhibited an inclusion/exclusion paradigm as the public law of Europe before it became the public law of all civilised states incorporated into the international system whilst excluding those that were under colonial rule, before reaching its current situation of […]

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New Labour’s electoral success in context

25 May , 2016  

Any criticism of Tony Blair or the New Labour years are smugly rebutted with the stock mantra of – “Tony Blair won three elections” and with specious claim that any other shade of labourism is “unelectable.” The Blairite errand-boy and perennial pub-bore, John McTernan, recently went further, proclaiming Tony Blair to be “Labour’s greatest and […]

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Imperialism never ended, it just became international law (part one)

25 May , 2016  

Imperialism is defined as “a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means”. In this manner, international law is, and always has been, a tool of Western imperialism. Its historical trajectory originating in the European “Law of Nations” and its instrumental use during the colonial project […]

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The end of British values: The atheists have taken over

24 May , 2016  

Christians are now out-numbered on their own shores in England and Wales. British culture is under-attack and British values are being eroded as the churches empty out. But it’s not that people are leaving to join the local mega-Mosque (of which there are apparently thousands upon thousands under construction), they are fleeing the church to […]

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Tony Blair going to prison is not enough

24 May , 2016  

Much excitement was had late on Sunday night when the news broke that Jeremy Corbyn would look to have Tony Blair investigated for war crimes if the conclusions of the Chilcot Inquiry warranted such action. Corbyn held a similar belief last year during the Labour leadership contest: “If he’s committed a war crime, yes. Everyone […]

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Erdoğan and the Guardian make great bedfellows

23 May , 2016  

Articles which pretend to be written by heads of state are always interesting as it is well known that even the most confident with prose are never allowed to compose the text which their name is eventually stamped on. Speeches, statements and letters are all carefully read over and put together by a team of “specialists” […]

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The EU referendum is like choosing between Clinton and Trump

23 May , 2016  

Bernie Sanders may be set to stay in the Democratic Primary until the bitter end but it looks inevitable that the US Presidential elections will be contested by Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. Whilst many might paint Clinton as a “progressive” option compared to Trump, this is misleading given Clinton’s relationship with corporations and Wall Street, as […]