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LGBT Equality in the US: Despite Obergefell Victory, the Fight Continues

Jaci Gonzales Martin 26th June 2016

One year ago today, on June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court held that the US Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment requires States to license marriages between same-sex couples and to recognise same-sex marriages lawfully licensed in other States. The Court held that there is a fundamental right to […]

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Linguistic Cracks In The Femicide Campaigns: Why Femicide Must Be Repatriated

Alec Cunningham 24th June 2016

The recently published 2015 Global Burden of Armed Violence (GBAV) report by the Small Arms Survey has continued in the same vein as the two previous publications in 2008 and 2011. The reports highlight a concerning trend of violence inflicted on women in numerous countries, including El Salvador, South Africa, Russia, Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil, Ukraine, […]

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The Referendum on the European Union: Remaining Human

Colin Harvey 22nd June 2016

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is a decision that will be taken in a troubling context. Although occasionally clothed in the inclusive language of globalism, ‘leave’ is part of an agenda of withdrawal, isolation and retreat. The detrimental impact of a ‘leave’ vote is plain – even in this age of […]

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Brexit, Sovereignty and Reality

Paul Craig 20th June 2016

The referendum campaign has been marked by claims and counter-claims, with each side contesting the ‘facts’ advanced by the other. Voters will form their own views on the respective ‘guilt’ of the two sides, although my own view is that the factual distortions of the Brexit camp are far more significant. With the referendum vote […]

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