Can Terrorists Really Attack Any Time, Any Place?

Paul Baines | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
Paul Baines

Lone wolf terrorist attacks in Europe are becoming the norm or so Islamist terror groups would like us to think. It's a reflection of how terrorism is...

Neo-Nazi Stickers Distress Cardiff Residents

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I, personally, am the descendant of Jewish Polish immigrants who escaped the Nazis in the Second World War. To see Neo-Nazi propaganda in my hometown of Cardiff is devastating.

How 'Brexit' Was Sold to the Masses

Christine de Leon | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Christine de Leon

The scapegoat handed to them by the Eurosceptics is the immigrant. One only has to look at how nationalist fervour and economic strife following the Great Depression played out in 1930s Germany to see how close we are sailing to the wind.

Why Brexit Campaigners Need to Start Finding Something for Us to Look Forward To

Paul Baines | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Baines

Besides Boris Johnson - an important and charismatic actor as a no-nonsense figurehead for Leave - their campaign has displayed limited star power. Especially, since they seem to be attracting some choice overseas supporters of Brexit including French National Front chairwoman Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump.

Nagorny Karabakh: An Old, Forgotten but Decidedly Dangerous Conflict

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

In the early hours of Saturday 2 April, a military escalation erupted on the Nagorny Karabakh line of contact, on a scale not seen since 1994. While the breakfast news reported on Palmyra, on who is planning to restore which monuments, the disturbing news broke about this old, yet now new conflict, that overnight saw dozens of people killed.

@UKagainstDaesh: Modernity's Answer to 'Make Do and Mend'

Gabriel Webber | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

At the same time as British forces were launching offensives against key Isis targets in Syria, social media junkies in Whitehall were launching the a...

Will Islamist Extremism Force China To Fight In Syria?

Tanya Silverman | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tanya Silverman

Beijing's involvement in the Syrian conflict (seemingly, the "world's conflict") has so far concentrated on military and financial support to Bashar al-Assad. But, the People's Republic of China's reluctance to join the fight is being tested by reports of Muslim Uighur's making their way to join the multi-national ranks of ISIS.

How Should We Respond to the Emergence of Daeshtopia?

Jasmiina Kauriola | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK
Jasmiina Kauriola

While the effectiveness of these campaigns could be improved through the usage of humour, simplistic mockery of Islam is not enough. We must deconstruct the image of stern believers and show IS for what they are: a corrupt, power-hungry organisation taking advantage of people's misery.

An Army for the Future

Philippa Greer | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Philippa Greer

In the wake of a new climate of increasingly high-definition digital terror, we must question the use of propaganda and special influence methods in modern warfare. States are dangerously trespassing on the prohibition on propaganda for war. We must seek to avoid creating a mirror image of ISIS.

Who Is Your Hero?

Qari Asim | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

The article below appears in the second edition of the digital magazine Haqiqah (meaning the reality) and Qari Asim is the Senior Editor. The magazine...

US Engaged In 'Frenzied' Propaganda War Of 'Russophobic Lampoons'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics

Moscow has accused the US of engaging in a "frenzied anti-Russian campaign" of propaganda via the media and political analysts during Russia’s prolo...

The US Porn Star Forced Into Bizarre Denial Over Ukraine Murder Propaganda

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

Rumours of the death of Entourage actress Sasha Grey have been greatly exaggerated. And they’re frankly weird too. The former porn star was ...

A Brazen Vigilante Poster Campaign Is Targeting 'Racist' London Police

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

A series of "counter-propaganda" posters popping up in London bus stops have accused the Met Police of racism and corruption. Strike! Magazine has ...

Russia Today UK Is Bad News - But Even Tyrants Have a Right to Free Speech

James Snell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
James Snell

Yes, RT is bad, but maybe by exposing its partisanship and the many flaws in its approach to a wider range of people, we might be able to defuse some of its negative potential. If our arguments for liberal democracy were not good enough to stand up to this sort of naked political manoeuvring, that is the point at which we should begin to worry.

10 Extreme Examples of Propaganda

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

Battles have been fought and cities have been built in the name of propaganda. From a fake invasion to a horribly homophobic film, these are some of t...

The Communist Manifesto: A Masterclass in Political Propaganda

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Nonetheless, if you haven't read The Communist Manifesto and you're feeling a little bit rebellious, get yourself a Horlicks, snuggle up in your factory-manufactured duvet and enjoy this masterclass in revolutionary propaganda.

No Moral Nation Can Ally With Assad

James Snell | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Allying with Assad would be worse than poor strategy; it would be morally unacceptable to anyone with an ounce of decency, and to anyone with the slightest stake in identifying and punishing his crimes.

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

Social Media's Propaganda War

Adam Benjamin | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Benjamin

The validation of opinion, though, appears to have surpassed the pursuit of truth as a priority. Conversation recedes when up against the allure of wilfully ignorant point-scoring. How rich of us to hope for a diplomatic resolution in the Middle East.

Putin's Bad Language

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

President Putin's confident geopolitical swagger seems at odds with Russia's recent, petty moves to choke the life out of language...

High-Protein Diets Are as Bad as Smoking? Ignore the Headlines, Stick to the Facts

Marek Doyle | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

In one of the most shameless examples of propaganda seen in our generation, the mainstream media went into overdrive with the headlines screaming out that high-protein diets were 'as bad as smoking'. Nothing like sensationalism, eh?

Propaganda: An Idea Worth Spreading?

Rohini Bajekal | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Rohini Bajekal

At the talk, Trevor Beattie, responsible for French Connection's notorious FCUK advertising campaigns, remarked that the secret to success is being constantly curious, "we should be childlike but not childish and in a constant state of wonderment."

'Man of Steel' or the Second Coming of Christ?

Melkon Charchoglyan | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Melkon Charchoglyan

All in all the film is a less than successful attempt at the 'dark hero' genre, underlined with laughable Christian propaganda. The ponderous, loving, Plato-reading Clarke Kent comes across as an incomplete character, too simple for the grandiose task set by the director.

Open Letter to Greg Hands MP about Cyanide Mining in Romania

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Dear Mr Hands, I received an invitation to at dinner which is to take place next Thursday (20th June) at the House of Lords - at which you are billed...

Love Alive in Art: Love Under the Banner of Patriotism

Ana Tzarev | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Patriotic Love has touched my life in profound ways. I grew up in the shadow of a tremendous giant, the Second World War. My childhood was cast into its darkness; it was only through persistence that I survived and was able to bloom. It was Patriotic Love that took the lives of family members and friends, those who fought in battle and those who were lost as casualties.