- Blog | Woolwich Attack: A journalist’s guide to reporting violent death
In light of newspaper layoffs and in the interests of continued professional education, we at Ceasefire are proud to continue our free online advisory course for journalists. This week's topic: how do you report violent death?
- Comment | Dark Homes: inside the world’s most expensive residence
One Hyde Park, in the heart of London, is considered to be the world’s most expensive residential building. Beneath the glittery surface, however, a snapshot of its owners and residents can tell us a great deal about the nature of modern capitalism.
- Analysis | Cut-Price Justice: The Government’s attack on Legal Aid must be stopped
Human Rights lawyer Anna Morris speaks out against the government’s proposals to privatise the provision of legal representation to the most vulnerable - their most scathing attack on legal aid to date - and against the introduction of “Serco-Law” as multinationals bid to take over the operation of our justice system.
- Friday Comic | ‘Students Rights’ in new “Segregation on Campus” shock revelation
Our weekly political cartoon offering.
- Special Report | Why was a Sunday Times report on US government ties to al-Qaeda chief spiked?
FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds was described as "the most gagged person in the history of the United States" by the American Civil Liberties Union. Was the Sunday Times pressured to drop its investigation into her revelations?
- Comment | Why we need People’s Assemblies
Over the coming days, a number of People's Assemblies against Austerity are set to take place across the UK. Author and Academic Andreas Bieler, who will be speaking at the Nottingham Assembly this Saturday alongside Tony Benn, Owen Jones and others, explains their urgent necessity.
- Comment | Kenya torture settlement: the UK owes victims of imperial crimes far more than compensation
As the Foreign Office finally agrees to financially compensate the survivors of its Kenyan torture campaign, an official apology and admission of culpability remain necessary, argues Peter Tatchell.
- Special Report | From Russia (and the US) with Love: the strange, tragic case of Rasul Kudaev
The “war on terror” has provided a blanket for states around the globe to commit and collude in human rights abuses, particularly of vulnerable minorities. Aisha Maniar reports on the extraordinary case of Rasul Kudaev.
- Friday Comic | Hunger Strike at Gitmo
Our weekly political cartoon offering from Sofia Niazi.
- An A to Z of Theory | Walter Benjamin: Language and Translation
Walter Benjamin claims that mainstream, common-sense views of language are ideological – but what does he put in their place? What kind of writing practices does he encourage? In the second part of his series on Benjamin, Andrew Robinson discusses various texts on language, translation and mimesis.