2005 Cafes

Professor Doreen Massey, 3 December 2005
London inside-out: Politics in a World City

London inside-out: Politics in a World City

When the bombs went off on July 7th our response as Londoners was to confirm our defiant multicultural identity. It ...
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Professor John Twidell, 19 November 2005
Energy after the end of oil: Nuclear or renewable?

Energy after the end of oil: Nuclear or renewable?

The recent surge in fuel prices caused by the beginnings of a dangerous race for oil and gas reserves between ...
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Michael Edwards, 5 November 2005
European property markets: A threat to urban society?

European property markets: A threat to urban society?

Inequalities are mounting in the modern world and in Europe. Michael Edwards, an urban economist and planner at Bartlett UCL, ...
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Sami Ramadani, 22 October, 2005
Iraq & the US occupation

Iraq & the US occupation

The US occupation is fragmenting Iraq and encouraging civil strife, with appalling consequences in terms of bloodshed and destruction. Sami ...
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Loretta Napoleoni, 8 October 2005
The myth of Al Zarqawi & the New Jihadist generation

The myth of Al Zarqawi & the New Jihadist generation

Loretta Napoleoni is an economist and expert on the economics of terrorism. She has several books to her credit, including ...
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David Shayler and Annie Machon, 24 September 2005
Can we trust a secret State?

Can we trust a secret State?

At a time when our country is taken to war on flawed intelligence information, UK citizens are imprisoned without trial ...
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Professor Margot Light, 10 September 2005
Managed democracy, Russian style

Managed democracy, Russian style

Mr Putin calls himself a democrat. However, recent decisions taken by the Russian President are testimony to his anti-democratic instincts ...
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Keith Best, 11 June 2005
Immigration, racism & human rights

Immigration, racism & human rights

A recent audit revealed that asylum seekers, on average, have higher qualifications than the British population, and are able to ...
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Peter Nolan, 30 May 2005
China and its business and industry sectors

China and its business and industry sectors

The West has watched China's development with growing apprehension. Emerging inequalities, rural poverty, pollution and other 'side-effects' of rapid industrialisation ...
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Dr Jim Hoare, 28 May 2005
Inside North Korea

Inside North Korea

North Korea's isolation and nuclear capabilities have become a prominent focus of international attention and US foreign policy, but information ...
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Richard Gowan, 14 May 2005
British 'No' and French 'Non': Europe's greatest threat?

British ‘No’ and French ‘Non’: Europe’s greatest threat?

Richard Gowan will be speaking about the new European Constitution in relation to the forthcoming referenda - a crucial period ...
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Nigel Chamberlain, 16 April 2005
Breakthrough or bust: What future for the NPT?

Breakthrough or bust: What future for the NPT?

In May 2005, State Parties will gather in New York to review the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ...
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John Christensen, 5 March 2005
No rules for the rich: How tax avoidance is wrecking the global economy

No rules for the rich: How tax avoidance is wrecking the global economy

Hidden from public scrutiny, businesses and banking systems have been reconfigured to bypass nationally-based tax and regulatory regimes. Using around ...
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Dr Zhand Shakibi, 19 February 2005
Iran: The geo-politics of the Islamic Republic

Iran: The geo-politics of the Islamic Republic

Dr Zhand Shakibi, Fellow in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics will discuss the foreign policy of the ...
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Dr Gerard Hyland, 5 February 2005
Tetra phone masts: Profiteering from public health risk

Tetra phone masts: Profiteering from public health risk

Dr Gerard Hyland has studied the effects of microwave radiation on living organisms since 1985. TETRA is a mobile microwave ...
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Craig Murray, 22 January 2005
Politics and ethics in Uzbekistan

Politics and ethics in Uzbekistan

The human rights record of the former Soviet Republic hit the headlines in 2003. Former UK Ambassador Craig Murray discusses ...
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