The Problem with PREVENT

Thought-Crime as Pre-Crime and the Expansion of the Police State Recent tragic events in Plymouth involving the shooting of five individuals, as well as the gunman himself Jake Davidson, has raised some important questions about the definition of ‘terrorism’. Women’s groups have long argued that extreme misogyny is a form of terrorism against women. Jake […]

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How the Post Office Scandal Exposed a Broken Criminal Justice System

By stepping back from the immediacy of the role of the Post Office in the criminalisation of hundreds of its Subpostmasters, it becomes apparent that the real problem is the ease with which the entire justice system and its institutions simply defaulted to scandalous levels of injustice, astounding levels of incompetence and widespread corruption. This […]

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Remembering the Accused Witches of Scotland

By Peigi @erasmusresearch The Paisley Book Festival: Radical New Futures is now on and continues until the 27th February.  This exciting event has highlighted important developments in the Arts in Renfrewshire, across Scotland and indeed, further afield.  It has also created the space for important conversations that highlight activism and community engagement; crucial resources in […]

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Some reflections on the symposium, ‘200 Hundred Years of the 1820 Radical Uprising’

On 8 January 2021, several members of the Erasmus Collective attended the online symposium marking 200 years of the 1820 Scottish Radical Uprising. The event, organised by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Scottish and Gaelic Studies, was moved on-line after a number of postponements due to the ongoing restrictions of Coronavirus. Our interest in […]

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