- Interview | Akala: “Just because you listen to Rap or Reggae doesn’t mean you respect black people”
In part two of our exclusive interview, Hip-Hop artist Akala talks to Ceasefire's Adam Cooper about Lily Allen, Mark Duggan, police impunity, slavery reparations, the banning of slang in schools and much more.
- Politics | Campaign launched against ‘witch-hunt’ of Muslim students by ‘Student Rights’ group
A student campaign has been launched against ‘Student Rights,’ a UK-based group that has attracted criticism for its failure to speak up for Muslim students' rights as well as controversy over its funding and associations.
- Special Report | Egypt: Heavy sentences for female protesters a blow to political freedoms
On Wednesday, an Egyptian court sentenced twenty one women, including girls as young as 15, to heavy prison terms for taking part in anti-Coup protests last month, a case that has caused great alarm among civil rights campaigners. Ceasefire's Alessandra Bajec reports from Alexandria and Cairo.
- Books | Review | ‘Class and Contemporary British Culture’ by Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn
Elliot Murphy reviews a compelling and often disturbing account of how class identification and cultural tags shape people’s self-image and their image of others.
- Interview | Alberto Mayol on Chile’s 2013 Presidential elections: “It is more useful to vote, despite everything.”
Today's presidential election results in Chile saw a first-round victory for Nueva Mayoria candidate Michelle Bachelet, with the second-round scheduled next month.Alberto Mayol, a Chilean sociologist, writer and Left public intellectual spoke to Ceasefire's Ali Sargent.
- Comment | The political system is broken, yet we can’t discuss alternatives
The Russell Brand-Jeremy Paxman interview and subsequent media storm offer a revealing microcosm of how the powers behind the political status quo engage with any attempts at formulating an alternative.
- An A to Z of Theory | Walter Benjamin: Messianism and Revolution – Theses on History
Walter Benjamin's relevance for activists today is most strongly felt in his works on social transformation. In the sixth of eight pieces on Benjamin, Andrew Robinson explores the Theses on History, and discusses the revolutionary implications of allegory, collecting, citation, DIY, and time.
- Interview | Asad Rehman: “Only a challenge to corporate power can save the planet”
Just days after the strongest typhoon in history left 10,000 feared dead in the Philippines, the latest round of UN climate talks are getting underway in Warsaw, Poland. A veteran of the UN climate talks, Asad Rehman of Friends of the Earth, says civil society and mass movements must escalate the challenge to corporate power if we are to start seeing meaningful outcomes.
- Arts & Culture | Wake On The Wild Side: Lou Reed memorial held in London
On Sunday afternoon, friends and fans gathered in London for a memorial service in honour of Lou Reed, Legendary frontman of the Velvet Underground, who passed away last week.
- Books | A Fight Far From Over: Patrice Lumumba’s Legacy
To mark the publication of Patrice Lumumba, a new collection of the African independence leader’s speeches in their original French, we publish an exclusive translation of Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja's introduction to the volume.