September 2015 (4)
Sep 23 2015 12:36PM
Bombing Islamic State, but refusing Europe’s refugees: the UK prefers weaponry to refuge
“Bomb Islamic State targets. Bomb Assad regime targets. Bomb some more. Er, that’s it.” This is how Private Eye satirises what the magazine sees as a lack of coherence to an emerging UK government policy over bombing targets in Syria....
Sep 8 2015 4:49PM
Summary execution by drone could have come straight out of an Orwell sequel
If George Orwell was writing this century instead of last, I imagine it would have been a shorter book. Surely in 2084, we wouldn’t have got past half a dozen chapters before the narrator was summarily executed from the air by a remote...
Sep 4 2015 2:40PM
Human rights news of the week - 4 September
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Sep 1 2015 1:12PM
The air is toxic: refugees and the ghosts of European history
Before they properly industrialised their killing of Jews, Roma and thousands of other victims in large-scale gas chambers, the Nazis had experimented with gassing people in vans ( Gaswagen ). They would feed the exhaust fumes into the...