Human Rights + Social Justice

An Unseen Death

Ahmed Dawabsha

BEN MORRIS The news that Riham Dawabsha had succumbed to her injuries in hospital two nights ago was not greeted with the type of nauseating moral outrage (Dacre, Murdoch, Desmond etc.) that was reserved for Aylan Kurdi the previous week.…

Why Nation-States Are Incompatible with Equality

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HARRY J. BENTHAM Although politics in many countries is often phrased as being a battle between strong states and excessive corporate freedom, these two forms of tyranny actually collude to subvert human dignity and equality. On the whole, the overall…

The Meeting of Hopes and Fears

Bad News for Refugees

SANJOY BANERJEE Book Review: Greg Philo, Emma Bryant, Pauline Donald – Bad News for Refugees Pluto Press, 224 pp With the passing of Nelson Mandela last week and the tributes that naturally flowed, we found ourselves venturing a few tentative…

Why Russians Think the Anti-Gay Law Is Right

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JONATHAN STROMBERG In May this year, fifty or so people took to the streets of Tblisi to celebrate an officially sanctioned Gay Pride day but were promptly forced to flee by a mob of several thousand people waving sticks and…