Category "September (Featured)"

The Russian far right

The Russian far right

The current crisis in Ukraine has, among other things, highlighted the issue of nationalism in the former soviet republics, and in particular extreme right nationalism. The politics of the Euromaidan movement, which toppled President Yanukovich are overwhelmingly those of Ukrainian [...]

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Left Unity leaders’ limited ambition

Left Unity leaders’ limited ambition

How to describe the 23 August meeting of Left Unity’s Executive Committee? There was much discussed to look forward to, not least the planned UK speaking tour by representatives of the new left-wing Spanish party Podemos in conjunction with LU’s [...]

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Killed for being a Goth

Killed for being a Goth

“Freak” “Mosher” “Weirdo” “Slag” “Goth” “Poof” If court transcripts, internet rumours or witness statements are to be believed, the above were the last words Sophie Lancaster heard as she was stamped, kicked and beaten to death in 2007. She and her partner Robert Maltby, both twenty-one, were [...]

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Calais – No one is illegal

Calais – No one is illegal

People have been seeing surprising pictures in the papers and on our TV screens of migrants trying to storm ferries to Britain in Calais. What people have not been seeing is the violence suffered by migrants in Calais, especially over [...]

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Ukraine – the ceasefire must hold

Ukraine – the ceasefire must hold

The situation in Ukraine has turned dramatically to the worse since the article in the last issue of The Project. A ceasefire in June held only for a few days. Since then the conflict between the Kiev government’s forces, aided [...]

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