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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Evictions 3 – seeking sanctuary and the inhospitable (British) State

Introduction In the true spirit of a radical Glasgow tradition, the organisation Living Rent are currently involved in a campaign of direct action to stop the 300 planned evictions of asylum seekers, by Serco Group PLC. This important campaign has attracted widespread support from a range of activists across the city.  Community-minded legal organisations such […]

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Police, Security and the State

The Bella Caledonia article can be accessed here. Newroz’, the Kurdish New Year will be celebrated in Portobello High Street this Sunday, on the 24th March. Earlier in the week Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish President, in response to the Christchurch Mosque attacks, created controversy by warning anyone planning to carry out such an action would […]

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