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Is the racism of the #burkiniban what Europe has come to?

25 Aug , 2016  

The recent Cannes Burkini ban has garnered a huge amount of media coverage culminating in armed police ordering a woman to change her outfit on a beach in Cannes. The widely circulated image of this highlighted the outrageous nature of the policy as four armed white men effectively told a brown, Muslim woman, to undress. […]

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Why do the press hate Trotsky but love Churchill?

23 Aug , 2016  

One of the most bizarre twists in the Labour leadership campaign is the conspiracy theory from the desperate anti-Corbyn factions who have been arguing that Labour has now been taken over by Trotskyists. This allegation is absurd, but has been lapped up by the media, who again failed to critique the absurdity of these claims. […]

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The Olympics highlights the hypocrisy of many racists

22 Aug , 2016  

Usain Bolt cemented his position as the greatest ever Olympiad with an unprecedented “triple triple”, winning his 9th gold medal in three games since Beijing 2008. Bolt is now undeniably the world’s most recognizable Olympic athlete, having garnered huge endorsement deals and celebrity status off of the back of his extraordinary athletic achievements. Many would […]

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With the economy in tatters, should cannabis be legalised?

18 Aug , 2016  

Last week the Bank of England cut interest rates for the first time in seven years and initiated a new round of quantitative easing, to the tune on £170bn, all in the hope of preventing another recession. And whilst the full extent of the UK’s financial difficulties is not yet known, it is clear that […]

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Mo Farah might be popular now but Muslim immigrants are not loved by Britain

17 Aug , 2016  

Mo Farah won the 10,000m gold medal at the weekend, adding to the two golds he won in London back in 2012. Because of his incredible athletic success Farah has been touted by the British press and by the government as being a model example of multiculutral, accepting Britain. Farah is a Somali born Muslim who […]

File photo dated 23/10/13 of Earl Grosvenor, whose father, the billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster, has died aged 64. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 10, 2016. Earl Grosvenor, Prince George's youngest godfather, is set to inherit his father's entire estate. See PA story DEATH Westminster. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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Duke of Westminster, inequality and a two tier Britain

16 Aug , 2016  

Last week the Duke of Westminster died at the age of 64, leaving his fortune to his son, Hugh Grovesnor, a man who became a billionaire at the age of 25 and in doing so took over “half of London“. Not much is known of Hugh, except that he spent £5 million on his 21st […]

Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan and his wife Ghazala speak during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Western hypocrisy uses claims of sexism to permit Islamophobia

12 Aug , 2016  

The frightening increase in hate crimes following Brexit is both shocking and telling of how Islamophobia and sexism interact and has revealed the double standard of the West’s concerns regarding how the east treats “its” women. One of the common justifications for Islamophobia is the misconception that Islam is a culture/religion which propagates sexism and as a result females are mistreated, […]

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Lessons not learnt from Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

9 Aug , 2016  

In what should be remembered as one of the most brutal military actions of all time, 71 years ago today the US army dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, after dropping one on Hiroshima three days prior, with the total casualties reported to be upwards of 200,000 people. It is difficult to think of any event that comes even […]

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Fracking bribes show how far UK is from green future

9 Aug , 2016  

Fracking – the process of extracting shale gas from underneath the UK’s land – has been on the agenda in British politics for some time now, with David Cameron declaring it “good for the UK” whilst attempting push it through during his Premiership. Whilst the process is yet to past the testing stages in the UK, over a 100 […]

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France highlights the dangers of aggressive secularism

8 Aug , 2016  

People often like to present secularism as the end point of Western European enlightenment and in France it has taken on an incredibly aggressive form, packaged as being for the betterment of all citizens, as the recent move to make a Halal supermarket sell pork and alcohol highlights. For a lot of secularists this decision will be […]