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.

Third Body Found At Site Of Police Raid In Paris Suburb

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

A third person is believed to have been killed in the police raid on an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, in which the alleged ringleader ...

Paris Terrorists 'Used Refugee Crisis Chaos To Slip In To France'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Members of the terrorist cell which carried out last week’s attacks in Paris took advantage of the refugee crisis to "slip in" to the country, Fran...

Tragedy in Paris: A More Compassionate Approach to Refugees Will Make Us All Safer

Stephen Hale | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Stephen Hale

Over the summer we saw an inspiring groundswell of public sympathy towards refugees. We must not let terror dampen that spirit. Now is the time for a coordinated response to the refugee crisis that will help, not hinder, those fleeing war and persecution. President Hollande has shown us the way.

Selective Grief

Liza Bel | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK
Liza Bel

My student years in Paris defined who I am today. The streets harboured my surreptitious kisses, those terraces hosted my tears after failed exams and my laughter with my friends who teased me about my Russian accent in French. I wasted my student stipend on Pierre Hermé macaroons consumed between lectures on a random bench at St Germain. It was with a view of the Tour Eiffel that I started my first ever internship at Radio France.

This Is The Face Of Europe's First Female Suicide Bomber

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Story contains graphic detail Europe's first female suicide bomber has been confirmed as one of those killed in a raid on a house in the Parisian s...

Syria: Vienna (Hard) Ball

Gareth Bayley | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK
Gareth Bayley

A day of discussion yielded that plan in the form of the second Vienna statement, as well as agreement on an International Syria Support Group which would drive the plan forward. Nothing in this world is perfect. Critics have lined up and will continue to do so to pick holes in the plan and tear it down (that's what they do after all). But I think it's good, and here's why.

Talking to Children About Terrorism

Kathryn Berens | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

The images of the horrific events in Paris on Friday night have been splashed over the front covers of all the newspapers and on an almost continuous loop on TV news channels. As parents we have been facing a barrage of questions from our children - scared children - and it is difficult to know how to answer them and to reassure them.

Duran Duran Lend Support to Fan-Led Music Campaign Following Paris Attacks

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leeanne Boulton

A social media campaign has been launched to get Eagles of Death Metal's cover of Duran Duran's Save a Prayer to Number 1 in the UK charts. Just a few weeks previously both bands had performed the track together on TFI Friday. Organisers say they aim to show solidarity against terrorism, support all affected in France and across the world, and highlight the will for peace.

Paris Police Mourn Loss Of Beloved Dog Diesel Killed In Saint Denis Siege

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

A Belgian Shepherd police dog is being honored by the force after she was killed by a suicide bomber during a siege on the Paris terror suspects. ...