Syria: Why I Am a Reluctant Bomber

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

In the interests of taste and decency, let us look away from the gruesome spectacle of the civil war that has engulfed the Labour party and concentrate instead on the far more serious conflict in Syria. So here are some questions that you might like to ask yourself (with my answers) before you decide whether you agree with David Cameron that the UK should now join the international military action against IS in Syria.

Russell Howard Just Destroyed America's Obsession With Guns

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Applications for gun permits in the US have skyrocketed since the atrocious terror attacks in Paris, and there's been no shortage whatsoever of rifle-...

France 'Will Sing Even More' In Response To Terror, Hollande Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

The French will respond to the terrorist attacks on Paris by defiantly "singing even more", President Francois Hollande has said. In a solemn memor...

Niall Ferguson's Droll Parallel Between the Paris Terrorist Attack and the Fall of Rome

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

"Poor, poor Paris. Killed by complacency," opines Niall Ferguson (Sunday Times, 15 November 2015). This is Ferguson's parting shot in a piece headed,...

It's Time to Cut the Rot of Radicalisation

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Reza Afshar

One thing is clear: radicalisation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The bullies who seek to twist and darken the souls of confused young men (and they are largely young, and men) prey on this, pouring poison into their ears.

Don't Let Attacks and Fighter Jets Obscure the One Task World Leaders Have This December: Unite on Climate

Rolf Schuttenhelm | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Rolf Schuttenhelm

We - the one million silenced voices, the one million people who this December were planning to march on Paris to call for climate justice - have a request, to the world media. For once. For this last portion of 2015. For these two December weeks...

Post-Paris, Education Is Key

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

On home turf, with Islamophobia and myths being peddled about the religion and those who follow it, as well as the further racialisation of Muslims, critical thought and engagement is of the essence. Let's create a climate where that is genuinely possible, because 'we're all in this together' - right?

Paris, Brussels, and David Cameron's Renegotiation Problem

Mark Detre | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Detre

Mr Cameron has so far proved himself above all to be a politician of exceptional good fortune. He must be hoping for more of the same come December.

We Must War With Isis In Syria

John Sargeant | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

Solidarity for all victims requires nothing less, if our common humanity has any meaning. Otherwise ISIS have already won the culture war. We might want to imagine peace, but that is not the reality being offered by Jihadists.

Call Me a Corbynista

Amy Kenyon | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

Many of you seem at a loss to explain this momentous change in the numbers, composition, and ideas of a newly galvanized grassroots membership. Some of you have been dismissive, even hostile towards us. Please consider, then, just three of the reasons I cast my vote for Corbyn...

After Paris: Why Culture Matters More Than Ever

Jacob Davey | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Jacob Davey

Da'esh are ignorant to the history of the world, and the things that make it bright. By exploring the nuances of global culture and heritage we can bring communities together in understanding of our commonality.

The Real Terrorists of New Jersey

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

In reading an ostensibly leftist publication about this past week's attacks in Paris, I was struck by the neoliberal tone of "How to Politicize a Trag...

UK Government Must Not Give Up on Climate Change

George Ferguson | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
George Ferguson

Bristol's commitment to living in a responsible, sustainable way should inspire cities across the globe to join us in building a society we shall be happy to pass on to the next generation. I will continue to push for this locally, nationally and internationally.

Terror in the Media: Why Mali Isn't France Isn't Kenya

Lucy James | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Lucy James

In times of increased sensitivity to comprehensive coverage, mixed with a general fear of the globalisation of a "death cult", many of these important details (and with it, perhaps the key to understanding the motivations of such groups) may well have been lost altogether.

Paris and the New Terror: A Metamodern Malaise

Amy Licence | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Amy Licence

I wasn't going to write about the Paris attacks. There seemed to be no appropriate words. There was only the deep resonant silence of shock and grief,...

What Are You Thankful For?

Stacey Hirlam | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Stacey Hirlam

I desperately want to see the good in people and the good in the world.  I need it to be safe as my arms for my children and the protection of my classroom walls for my pupils can only stretch so far.  I hope this post is causes no offence or harm.  I just hope it makes you thankful for your lot in life.  I know I am.

Cameron Tweets Sombre Picture From Site Of Paris Terrorist Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

David Cameron has joined French president Francois Hollande at the scene of one of the Paris atrocities, as a major anti-terror operation continued in...

Brussels Looks Like A Ghost Town As Terror Threat Lockdown Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK

As Brussels remains on lockdown following a terror alert, images from the city reveal empty streets and military patrols. The Belgian capital conti...

Russia Is Sending This Puppy To France To Replace The Police Dog Killed By Terrorists

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

Russia is to send a puppy to France as a gesture of solidarity after the death of a French police dog in a raid in relation to the Paris terror attack...

Paris: A Few Home Truths

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Why do we insist on ignoring what stares us in the face? The suicidal fanatics who threaten to kill us in the name of their perverted brand of Islam are not refugees from Syria, or deranged zealots from the mountains of Pakistan: they are, with only very few exceptions, men and women who were born in our hospitals, educated in our schools and who grew up in our cities... Many of the attackers were already known to the police. Some had records as petty criminals. Others had clear links to identifiable terrorist groups. So as we still struggle to comprehend the crime that was committed in Paris last Friday night, perhaps we should start by examining what is going on under our noses.

Dear Bigot, Here's Everything You Have Wrong About Muslims (Part 1)

Chris York | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK
Chris York

I have a confession to make. I'm tired. Tired of rebutting the same old clichés and contradictions that you and your rabid CAPS LOCK brigade constantly spout every time something like the awful events in Paris last week occur. So I've decided to do us both a favour and bring a dispel a few of those repetitive falsehoods you're so fond of.

The Difference in Purpose Amongst Social Media Users Prevents Constructive Debate

Patrick Garratt | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Garratt

The attempts by some to understandably deconstruct political events and reactions will be made in vain, when some will see such attempts as unnecessarily intellectualised responses. We are not all on the same wavelength when using social media.

All Muslims Are Terrorists? Congratulations on Conforming to Isis

Lewis Parker | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Parker

In the aftermath of the dreadful attacks on Paris last week, another atrocity has found its way into our lives. It's been embedded into western society for years, and I fear the barbaric attacks that killed 129 innocent lives are only going to make matters worse..

Paris Attacks Mastermind Spotted On CCTV Calmly Riding Metro During ISIS Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

The mastermind behind the attacks in Paris last week has been identified in CCTV footage, jumping over Metro station automatic barriers while his comr...

Isis Represent a New Fascism, a New Totalitarianism - We Won't Fight It by Shunning Those Who Flee It

Yvette Cooper | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

Isis want to be the caliphate - the crusading home for Muslims fleeing the injustice of the West. Instead the opposite is happening. Europe is providing safe haven to Muslims persecuted by Isis brutality... This is a battle against totalitarianism, a battle for our values, and a battle for hearts and minds. Isis seeks to cow us and to divide us. Each time extremists have tried before to spread fear and hatred in Europe, they have failed and our continent has stood firm. We need to stand firm once again - that means supporting security, solidarity and sanctuary too.