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Feb 26 2015

Flemming Rose and the absence of empathy

An account of the Danish Muhammad cartoon crisis by one of its main instigators, the cultural editor of the paper which published them, Jyllands-Posten, is unsurprisingly lacking in self-awareness or understanding of his targets, says Danish anthropologist Peter Hervik.


Nov 13 2014

Cuguano and the mass movement against slavery

A new book on Ottoboah Cuguano brings to life the history of eighteenth century anti-slavery agitation.


Oct 16 2014

African refugees under attack in Israel

A Human Rights Watch report, criticising Israel's inhumane treatment of African asylum seekers, provides an opportunity to reflect on the extension of the Prevention of Infiltration Law, first used against Palestinians in 1954.


Aug 21 2014

Enforced poverty amongst asylum seekers and refugees

Nicky Road reviews a publication on refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.


Jul 24 2014

Taking on the fraudulent anti-globalisation rhetoric of the Front National

A timely pamphlet aimed primarily at French trades unionists provides an opportunity to reflect on the FN's growing appeal to working-class voters.


Jul 3 2014

We are not extremists. We are Sweden

An incisive new campaigning video attacks the equation of anti-racism with extremism.


May 1 2014

The plight of unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Nicky Road examines three recent reports documenting the treatment of young asylum seekers in the UK.