Category Archives: Politics

The Brexit effect: how leaving the EU hit the UK | FT Film

The UK’s recent disastrous “mini” Budget can trace its origins back to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The economic costs of Brexit were masked by the Covid-19 pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine. But six years after the … Continue reading

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MINK!

Told by her daughter Wendy, MINK! chronicles the remarkable Patsy Takemoto Mink, a Japanese American from Hawaii who became the first woman of color elected to the U.S. Congress, on her harrowing mission to co-author and defend Title IX, the … Continue reading

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Should we save capitalism? | Slavoj Žižek, Paul Krugman, Yanis Varoufakis, Shoshana Zuboff, and more

Leading economists and philosophers discuss in depth the downfall of capitalism and its implications for our social reality. Featuring: Slavoj Žižek, Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Shoshana Zuboff, @Yanis Varoufakis, @Mariana Mazzucato , Deirdre McCloskey and Guy Standing. 00:00 | Introduction … Continue reading

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International Week of Non-Self-Governing Territories 25-31 May | United Nations

Celebrations to mark Timor-Leste’s independence in 2002 were held in the capital Dili. | PHOTO:UN Photo / Sergey Bermeniev Non-self-governing territories: a sacred trust In the UN Charter, a Non-Self-Governing Territory is defined as a Territory “whose people have not yet … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about a Russian article from the future….

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Ukraine: Kenyan ambassador’s incredible speech to UN

Kenya’s ambassador to the United Nations Security Council explains how Africans understand Ukraine, and places Russian aggression in its post-colonial context.

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The truth about refugees and the English Channel

It is a myth that a few thousand people fleeing war and famine are the UK’s biggest problem. They aren’t even Dover’s.

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Ian Hislop embarrasses MPs in their own select committee on lobbying and transparency

Ian Hislop, Solomon Hughes and Richard Brooks of Private Eye attended the parliamentary select committee on standards to give evidence today. Proceedings became combative and at times cringeworthy as the journalists began reading out the MPs’, who were meant to … Continue reading

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EXPOSED

Ingrid, a young drama student, finds herself in the middle of an increasingly uncomfortable situation, as her ensemble and the play’s director discuss whether she should be performing a full-frontal nude scene. Magnus, once a promising theatre director who is … Continue reading

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As a former officer, I’m horrified by England and Wales’s Police Bill – Richard Ecclestone | Open Democracy

Protesters gather in London to protest the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, 8 December 2021 | SOPA Images Limited / Alamy Stock Photo   The bill could spell the end of policing by consent – and force police leaders … Continue reading

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