According to media reports on Monday, police had once again been firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protestors. The same day the High Court of Appeal in Bahrain postponed the final verdict on the appeal of thirteen opposition activists relating to their participation in pro-reform demonstrations last year.
Jubilant celebrations were seen all over Libya last night following the killing of Muammar Gaddafi. It must be noted from the outset, that this blog piece does not seek to defend Gaddafi’s regime. It seeks to pose a series of questions that have arisen since hearing the news of his killing, some of which remain unanswered.
Last week, the Israeli Parliament passed a law which, in effect, banned Israeli citizens situated in both Israel and the illegal settlements camps in the West Bank, from partaking in academic, economic or cultural boycotts against Israel. The anti-boycott law enables citizens to file lawsuits against individuals or organisations that they deem to have initiated or taken part in boycotts, without proof of damages whilst also ensuring that the government disengages with them.
Last week, Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) was found not guilty for hate-speech charges at a court in Amsterdam. Wilders was charged in connection with statements made in newspapers and the film Fitna, which directlycondemns Islam, calling it a form of fascism. He had also called for an end to [...]
Lucas is a 19-year-old university student. Lucas was arrested for standing up for the rights of Palestinians. Lucas is a Jewish American.
The 1st June is an Israeli national holiday known as “Jerusalem day” and celebrates the capture and “reunification” of Jerusalem following the 1967 war.
With Israel being the only democracy in the Middle East, Lucas [...]
“Why does Mladić who was allegedly a part of a state command that caused the death of 100,000 people including 8,000 in Srebrenica, deserve due process? And why was Bin Laden denied that same right having killed 2817 American citizens? The answer may lie in what Edward Said concept of orientalism.
Nadine Dorries, tory MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, is once again hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time, it’s not because of her affair with a family friend or because sheleft her ex-husband who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in order to pursue her career ambitions.Or because of her 10-min rule bill on [...]
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