2013 Cafes

David McDowall, 2 December 2013
The prospects for the Kurds

The prospects for the Kurds

The aspirations of nearly 30 million Kurds, most of whom live in Turkey, Iraq and Iran, were denied at the ...
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Michael Hill, 18 November, 2013
Fracking - the facts, the impacts & how to protect the environment

Fracking – the facts, the impacts & how to protect the environment

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the extraction of shale gas by a process of deep drilling, has been hailed in the US ...
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John Hilary, 4 November, 2013
Recipe for Ruin: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Recipe for Ruin: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) now under negotiation between the EU and the US is set to be ...
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Dr. Francisco Dominguez, 14 October, 2013
Venezuela after Chavez: is the Bolivarian revolution under threat?

Venezuela after Chavez: is the Bolivarian revolution under threat?

The death of Hugo Chavez has led to a period of turmoil and uncertainty in Venezuela with the opposition backed ...
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Peter Nolan, 30 September 2013
China takes over the World – Myth or reality?

China takes over the World – Myth or reality?

Western rhetoric suggests that China’s economic success, its huge currency reserves, increasing foreign direct investment, and its growing international influence ...
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Danny Dorling, 10 June 2013
The Global impact of Inequality

The Global impact of Inequality

Societies all over the world are experiencing spiralling inequality, led by countries such as the US and Britain, which reached ...
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Professor Gavin MacFadyen, 20 May 2013
Whistleblowing: the consequences of dissent

Whistleblowing: the consequences of dissent

Organisations cannot be held to account unless they are open to internal criticism, yet despite measures such as the Public ...
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Prof Allan Cochrane, 29 April, 2013
Remaking cities: exploring contemporary urban policy

Remaking cities: exploring contemporary urban policy

In an increasingly urbanized and interconnected world, similar challenges appear to face most modern cities, whether regarding housing, poverty, pollution ...
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Louise Christian, 15 April 2013
Farewell to Justice? The progressive loss of Civil Liberties in the UK

Farewell to Justice? The progressive loss of Civil Liberties in the UK

Since 2001, the civil liberties of British citizens have been progressively eroded. Among other examples, the Extradition Act (2003) allows ...
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Harry Shutt, 18 March 2013
The Failure of Capitalism – Possibilities for a More Rational Economic Order

The Failure of Capitalism – Possibilities for a More Rational Economic Order

The endless expansion of production in pursuit of maximum private profit is the basis of our global capitalist economy. This ...
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Dr Tobias Abse, 4 March 2013
Italy's Vote : the impact of the Italian elections on the country and the EU

Italy’s Vote : the impact of the Italian elections on the country and the EU

When Italy, second only to Greece in the Eurozone for its debt ratio, saw the interest rates of its 10 ...
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Professor Paul Rogers, 18 February 2013
Chance for Peace in the Second Decade

Chance for Peace in the Second Decade

A combination of deepening socio-economic divisions and accelerating environmental limits, especially the impact of climate change, makes the next thirty ...
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Justin Pearce, 4 February 2013
Angola Ten Years After the War and Prospects for the Future

Angola Ten Years After the War and Prospects for the Future

The Angolan conflict, which had its roots in the anti-colonial struggles of the 1960s, seemed to defy the efforts of ...
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Sami Ramadani, 21 January 2013
Global Fault Line: Western Policies and the Middle East

Global Fault Line: Western Policies and the Middle East

Conflicting geo-political interests in the Middle East makes the region a fulcrum for international conflict. Following the disastrous war against ...
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