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on the world: a view on human rights

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

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part I

The wholesale sell-off of public services in the United Kingdom through privatisation is almost complete. Under the guise of providing value for money and increasing efficiency, public services have fallen … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 1 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

28 Days Later… The Rule that Leaves New Refugees in the UK Destitute

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports that a record 65.6 million people worldwide became refugees or were displaced in 2016, a figure higher than the entire population of the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deporting EU Rough Sleepers to Prevent Homelessness?

Homelessness and adequate housing are global crises of the twenty first century. The obvious manifestation of this is rough sleeping. According to the latest UK government statistics*, 3569 rough sleepers … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 5 Comments

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