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Opinion

Crime without Punishment: Slavery and Capitalism

There are currently an estimated 40 million people enslaved in the world, more than half the population of the UK today. Justine Nolan and Martin Boersma in their book Addressing Modern slavery point out that due to the general global abolition of slavery its nature, features and telling signs have changed. To understand slavery in the modern […]

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Community

TEACHING TO SUFFER AS COVID-19 CAUSES CUTS AT UON

The UK’s higher education system is one of our most illustrious exports; consistently dominating global league tables for research and, most importantly, teaching. The University of Nottingham with its Russell Group status and campuses across two continents is no exception; at least for now. Due to financial strain caused by the Coronavirus epidemic UoN has […]

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Community

IWGB: Defending the Workers, Defending the Lockdown

On June 4, The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) applied to intervene in a High Court legal challenge of the government. What could possibly inspire one of the most radical unions in the UK to defend the Tory government? The legal challenge in question is brought against the government’s lockdown by multi-millionaire, twitter […]

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Coronavirus

Clampdown: Government Repression and Coronavirus in Belarus

In a photo opportunity that would have landed any western politician on their arse, the current Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, pulls up to the side of an ice rink, outfitted in extremely fetching National ice hockey garb, to proclaim ‘there are no viruses here.’ ‘Sport’ and ‘Ice’ he believes are the ‘best actual anti-virus remedy.’ […]

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Community

Undoing Borders: An Interview With Cara Marsh

Cara Marsh is a graduating philosophy student at the University of Nottingham and co-founder of the people and planet campaigning organisation at the university. The campaign launches today and to mark it we have taken the opportunity to find out what they’re up to, why it matters and what can be done to help. How […]

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Community

HOUSING IS HEALTH: ACORN Demand the Government Step Up for Tenant’s Welfare.

Nottingham Acorn were one of many local groups across the UK to participate in a national day of action against homelessness and rent debt today. Clubs from Manchester to Bristol along with members around the country have posted their support for the #housingishealth campaign. The campaign was launched in response to the government’s intention to […]

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Opinion

Key Worker? Pay Up! Coronavirus and The Housing Crisis

Shelter is a basic human necessity. Along with food, water and rest it makes up the base of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Nobody can exist without it and yet, due to the Coronavirus epidemic, we are expecting some to go without. The Government have announced various policies for those experiencing financial hardship. For tenants in […]

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History

OTD: The Easter Rising. British Oppression and Irish Freedom.

As down the glen one Easter mornTo a city fair rode IThere armed lines of marching menIn squadrons passed me byNo fife did hum, no battle drumDid sound its dred tattooBut the Angelus bells o’er the Liffey’s swellRang out through the foggy dew On Easter Monday, 1916 members of the Irish Republican Army, commanded by […]

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals the Fragility of a Private Health Industry on the Rocks

Recently the government made a deal with private health firms to the tune of £2.4 million per day for the use of their facilities. While it is of utmost importance to the government and the public that facilities are acquired to deal with current pandemic, questions have been raised over the relative value for money […]

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Politics

Creating Crisis: A Labour Party Faction’s Scheme to Undermine Socialism

As revelations stemming from the leaked anti-Semitism report continue to rock the left of the Labour Party one revelation has stood out amongst the rest. Preceding and during the 2017 general election campaign senior elements within Labour Party HQ actively fought against Jeremy Corbyn, by their own admission, causing leaks and scandals to “embarrass” him. […]