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Charity begins in the Standard

The gap between rich and poor is too high, but we can do better than the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund.

  • Written by Dan Poulton
  • Category: Opinion

Facebook, cuts and the battle of ideas

facebook pageThe government has struck a deal with Facebook to invite ideas from the public on state spending cuts. The "spending challenge channel" will be used to take suggestions from the public for saving money prior to the Autumn spending review.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Opinion

Homeopathy: Cutting on the Bias

PillsOn 29 June 2010 patients and homeopaths protested outside the annual representatives meeting of the British Medical Association (BMA) in Brighton.

  • Written by William Alderson
  • Category: Opinion

Another side to the World Cup in South Africa

world cupThe World Cup has been touted as one of the greatest achievements in South Africa since the end of apartheid. In reality, it has brought into sharp focus glaring divisions.

  • Written by Explo Nani-Kofi
  • Category: Opinion

Boycotts can hit Israel where it hurts

flotilla protestThe widespread outrage at Israel's deadly assult on the Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, leading to at least 9 deaths and the detention of hundreds of activists, is galvanising millions of people to ask how they can help bring justice for Palestine.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Opinion

The Returns of Liberalism

Returns of ZionismIs Zionism a form of colonialist nationalism? The last issue of New Left Review (62 March/April) carried a significant debate between Gabriel Piterberg, author of The Returns of Zionism (Verso 2008), and Zeev Sternhell on this issue.

  • Written by Dominic Alexander
  • Category: Opinion

A Laws unto himself

David LawsHowever much David Laws' resignation is being spun as a failure of liberal society, the reality is one of massive double standards and abuse of public funds.

  • Written by Dan Poulton
  • Category: Opinion

Hanging Around

Will Davies argues that the current political deadlock shows the slow implosion of neoliberalism, and the need for real political choices.

  • Written by Will Davies
  • Category: Opinion

Migrant resistance: solidarity is not a crime

No Borders ProtestIn Calais there are around 400 migrants currently living in desperate conditions. They are people from Iraq, Eritrea, Sudan, Palestine; the largest group are from Afghanistan.

  • Written by Lily Barson
  • Category: Opinion

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