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Political Betrayal

Guest Contributor 10th February 2013

By Clive Stafford Smith I am writing this article in the airport waiting room in Guantánamo Bay, after a week visiting prisoners on this forsaken military base, and prior to returning to the UK for an evening at Wadham College. Back in Oxford, we will discuss the tragic execution of Edward Earl Johnson, a kid […]

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What's love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

admin 8th February 2013

While listening to MPs debating the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill, it was interesting to note how many instances the phrase “loving same-sex relationships”, or some variation thereof, was invoked by those who supported the Bill.  For example, Steve Reed MP, said “[t]o those who do not like gay marriage, I say, ‘Don’t marry someone […]

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What’s love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

Karl Laird 8th February 2013

While listening to MPs debating the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill, it was interesting to note how many instances the phrase “loving same-sex relationships”, or some variation thereof, was invoked by those who supported the Bill.  For example, Steve Reed MP, said “[t]o those who do not like gay marriage, I say, ‘Don’t marry someone […]

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Human Trafficking in Scotland

Mei Ling McNamara 7th February 2013

Following on from her previous post on forced labour in Britain  Mei-Ling McNamara takes a closer look at the specific challenges facing Scotland.  Scotland is a unique case on the issue of trafficking in Britain. Its woefully low record of attaining prosecutions has been attributed by some to the legal hurdles in Scots law pertaining to […]

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Lifting As We Climb

Shreya Atrey 6th February 2013

Upon the formation of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club, the chosen motto read: Lifting As We Climb. This principle was guided by the aspiration that the movement of Afro-American women must also guarantee the upliftment of all sisters and indeed all dispossessed. To them, inclusiveness and diversity was of central significance in feminist […]

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