Syrians queue up to buy bread in a rebel held neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo on July 12, 2016. Since mid-2012, Aleppo has been roughly divided between government control in the west and rebel control in the east, and has suffered enormous destruction in the war that has killed more than 280,000 people nationwide. Last week, a government advance brought regime troops within firing range of the Castello Road, the only remaining supply route into the opposition-held east, effectively severing rebel neighbourhoods from the outside world. With their route to the outside world cut, there is no new flour coming to the city's bakeries, and fuel to light their ovens is also now hard to find./ AFP / KARAM AL-MASRI        (Photo credit should read KARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Aleppo: Our lives should matter regardless of who bombs us (part one)

20 Dec , 2016  

Two months ago, an aging but deadly Russian aircraft carrier laboriously lumbered through the English channel, […]

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Everyone should have the right to healthcare, including migrants and refugees

19 Dec , 2016  

From the start of their journey until their destination, accessing healthcare remains a challenge for […]

Home Secretary Theresa May arriving for a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street, London, before the annual Budget statement is delivered by Chancellor George Osborne.

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The UK does not have a tradition of religious tolerance

19 Dec , 2016  

Against the backdrop of the usual ducking and dodging of Prime Minister’s Questions earlier this […]

Presidential candidates Alexander Van der Bellen (L) of Austrian Greens and Norbert Hofer (R) of Austrian Freedom party attend a television discussion after the second round of the Austrian President elections on May 22, 2016, at the Hofburg palace in Vienna. / AFP / HELMUT FOHRINGER / Austria OUT        (Photo credit should read HELMUT FOHRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Fascism was defeated in Austria but we must not get complacent

5 Dec , 2016  

In recent months far-right political ideas and neo-fascism have gained increasing mainstream attention, best typified […]

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Another debate for religious minorities hijacked by white voices

5 Dec , 2016  

Every vegan blog and social media feed I follow exploded last week with the news […]

Vote Leave campaign leader, Boris Johnson, reacts as he delivers a speech in London, Britain June 30, 2016.      REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit for Boris Johnson

1 Dec , 2016  

Boris Johnson is a man who has done very well off of Britain’s decision to […]

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So much for secularism: Western leaders and God

1 Dec , 2016  

The Western world routinely talks up the dangers of religious ideology creeping into governance, sighting […]

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Richard Spencer: Alt-right intellectual?

30 Nov , 2016  

Richard B. Spencer is a self-proclaimed intellectual and an avowed racist. There can be no […]

Bank of England's Head of Notes Division Victoria Cleland, shows off the concept design of the new polymer five-pound banknote after a news conference at the Bank of England in the City of London December 18, 2013. The Bank of England unveiled plans to issue plastic bank notes for the first time in its 300-year history, rather than the cotton paper that is currently used, after a public consultation. The new 5 pound polymer bank note will feature Sir Winston Churchill and will be issued in 2016. Around one year later, the bank will issue a ?10 plastic note that will feature Jane Austen. AFP PHOTO / POOL / DYLAN MARTINEZ        (Photo credit should read DYLAN MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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Outrage over animal fats but silence regarding Churchill

30 Nov , 2016  

In September the new £5 note went into circulation with Winston Churchill plastered on the […]

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Fidel Castro: Neither pure evil nor perfection personified

29 Nov , 2016  

It’s been a few days since Fidel Castro died at the age of 90 and […]

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, poses for a fan after speaking Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in Anderson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP) SENECA NEWS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Trump becoming President will force people to acknowledge racism (part two)

29 Nov , 2016  

The first step in tackling any problem is to acknowledge that the problem exists. Prior […]

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Lurking in an alleyway? Questioning the way we depict sexual assault

28 Nov , 2016  

Our society loves to exaggerate. People are often characterised by extremes – the superhero vs. […]

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Trump becoming President will force people to acknowledge racism (part one)

28 Nov , 2016  

Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America in […]

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How many in the media normalise far right ideals

25 Nov , 2016  

Despite many liberals walking around in a state of shock since Donald Trump was declared […]

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