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Category Archives: civil liberties

Stop the Spy Cop Cover Up

In recent years, laws curtailing civil liberties and sanctioning greater surveillance of British citizens and residents have been passed in the Houses of Parliament, making it an unusual venue for … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Antifascists: A Film Review

2017, Sweden/Greece, documentary directed by Patrik Öberg and Emil Ramos, running time: 75 minutes From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Narendra Modi in India and Donald Trump in the … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rafael Braga: The Crime of Being Poor and Black in Brazil

The corporate sports circus has packed its bags and left town. For one Rio de Janeiro resident, the exigencies of international sports tournaments have exacted a hefty price on his … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spy Cops: Watching Me, Watching You

Once considered the domain of conspiracy theorists and the paranoid, in recent years, a growing body of evidence has emerged on the extent to which the police has been involved … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 8 Comments

Paying the Price of the“Special Relationship” and the Iraq War

On 21 May 2015, Anis Sardar, a 38-year black cab driver from northwest London, became the only person in the United Kingdom to be tried and convicted for involvement in … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Citizenship Deprivation: 21st Century Banishment

In the past few years, citizenship-stripping has become an important weapon in the arsenal of anti-terrorism laws in many western countries. Citizenship is increasingly removed on the basis of conduct … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

10 Years of Deportation with Assurances: A National Security Imperative?

Buried in the basement of Field House, off Chancery Lane in London, where the Upper Tribunal hears asylum and immigration appeals, is the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), a special … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 4 Comments