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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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Politics

“Positive and Secure” Asylum in the UK: An Appalling Lie

Content warning: Torture. To be granted refugee status, asylum seekers must demonstrate why they need protection. In the UK, they give evidence in an interview with a Home Office caseworker, where they detail how they have been treated in the past and why they fear further persecution in the future, if returned to their home […]

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Opinion

In The Post-Coronavirus Landscape, The Left Must Take The Opportunity to Build a Better World

That we are living through strange times has become the cliché of our day. Across much of the world, whole nations are in lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This represents a total transformation in the circumstances we began the 2020s on just a few months ago, and there is increasing […]

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Coronavirus

Demands for Additional Funding to Domestic Abuse Support Services

Since the UK lockdown was announced government messages have told us that if we are at home, we are safe. This is far from the truth for so many women and children suffering at the hands of domestic abuse. The nature of isolation has given abusers the tools to exercise and to excuse coercive and […]