2018 Cafes

The Challenge of National Populism

The Challenge of National Populism

Across the west, there is a rising tide of people who feel excluded, alienated from mainstream politics, and increasingly hostile ...
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Incarceration as a Weapon of War

Incarceration as a Weapon of War

Detention and confinement, both of combatants and large groups of civilians, have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course ...
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Japan and the Asia Pacific

Japan and the Asia Pacific

Japan has the third largest economy in the world by GDP and is a military power of great significance. It ...
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The future of social housing in an age of global capital

The future of social housing in an age of global capital

The provision of social housing in the UK has declined dramatically in the last twenty years. This is part of ...
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The Secret World of International Accountancy – the Scandal of the ‘Big Four’

The Secret World of International Accountancy – the Scandal of the ‘Big Four’

The four major global accountancy firms – Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG have developed into vast multinationals, showing ...
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A Basic Income for all: the answer to financial insecurity

A Basic Income for all: the answer to financial insecurity

The growing lack of job security, including intermittent employment or underemployment, which has arisen from the global spread of neoliberal ...
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The Global Food System - Urgent Problems: Possible Solutions

The Global Food System – Urgent Problems: Possible Solutions

Our global food system has serious inherent problems. Our production, distribution and consumption patterns are responsible for a third of ...
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North Korea: Dangerous, isolated & ready for war?   The reality behind the caricature

North Korea: Dangerous, isolated & ready for war? The reality behind the caricature

North Korea is portrayed in the media as a dangerous and irrational military power that represents the greatest current threat ...
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The Launch of Iraq Solidarity Month

The Launch of Iraq Solidarity Month

Organised by - Tadhamun ”Iraqi Women Solidarity” “The immorality of the United States and Great Britain's decision to invade Iraq ...
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The Fate of Women in Iraq

The Fate of Women in Iraq

In a country ravaged by a war that has still not drawn to a close, the erosion of women’s rights ...
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The complicity of the Saudi Coalition in the starvation & destruction of the Yemeni people

The complicity of the Saudi Coalition in the starvation & destruction of the Yemeni people

Kim Sharif is a London based solicitor, human rights activist and Director of ‘Human Rights for Yemen’. She has given ...
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Algorithms: are they taking control of our lives?

Algorithms: are they taking control of our lives?

Algorithms are computerised formulae designed to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations. They can perform calculations, data processing ...
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The Prison Crisis – what are the alternatives to incarceration?

The Prison Crisis – what are the alternatives to incarceration?

As the prison population in the UK, which is now the highest in Western Europe, continues to escalate, we must ...
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Countering Terror with Terror: Kill Lists, Drone Programmes and ‘Targeted’ Killings

Countering Terror with Terror: Kill Lists, Drone Programmes and ‘Targeted’ Killings

When President Trump took office in January 2017, he received more than just the keys to the White House. President ...
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From Denial to Moral Leadership - Germany’s Remarkable 70-Year Journey

From Denial to Moral Leadership – Germany’s Remarkable 70-Year Journey

Germany is now the undisputed power centre of Europe. Its journey from defeat and denial at the end of the ...
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