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Why India Made Me a Feminist, and Why I Can’t Be One at Home

Why India Made Me a Feminist, and Why I Can’t Be One at Home

Nathan Friend December 6, 2017 0

It was a characteristically muggy day in Kochi, and I was hanging my head out the side of an autorickshaw; attempting to feel some semblance of a breeze to complement the musky refreshment of

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Assisted Suicide – A Libertarian’s Wobble‏

Assisted Suicide – A Libertarian’s Wobble‏

Lee Jenkins October 22, 2015 0

Commuters picking up a Metro this brisk Monday morning will today have been presented with a typically bold headline from the free daily. Company director Simon Binner, 57, suffers from motor neurone disease and

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Offendotrons Out In Force in 2015

Offendotrons Out In Force in 2015

Alex MacDonald September 9, 2015 3

YouTubers Quick to hit ‘Offended button’ over Controversial Fat-Shaming Video A comedienne named Nicole Arbour has sparked a row over general online etiquette as well as censorship laws on YouTube. Ms Arbour recently launched

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Two Reasons to Support Immigration

Two Reasons to Support Immigration

Sam Woolfe September 11, 2013 5

Contrary to the paranoia expressed by anti-immigration groups such as Migrant Watch UK, there are good reasons to support immigration in the UK. One reason is based on libertarian principles. The other reason is

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Sovereignty Over One’s Mind and Body: The Most Fundamental Human Right

Sovereignty Over One’s Mind and Body: The Most Fundamental Human Right

Sam Woolfe August 7, 2013 0

Having control of one’s body and one’s mind – also called self-ownership – is, I believe, the most basic right any one can have. Mill summed it up nicely in On Liberty: “Over one’s

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A Critical Look at Sweatshops

A Critical Look at Sweatshops

Sam Woolfe July 24, 2013 0

Everyone can agree that sweatshops are not a good thing. They entail long hours with no breaks, terrible working conditions, a disgracefully low pay, abuse from employers and sometimes, worst of all, an abuse

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Rehabilitation or Retribution: Should Britain be a society of second chances?

Rehabilitation or Retribution: Should Britain be a society of second chances?

Joe Markham July 14, 2013 1

“A Victory for Evil” is how this week’s ruling by the ECHR, that life sentences without possibility of parole breached human rights law, was described by Tory MP Priti Patel.  Other commentators were similarly

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A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Backbencher July 13, 2013 0

The UK should accept the European Court of Human Right’s judgements or withdraw entirely  The British press reacted to the Court’s recent decision on whole-life sentences with typical restraint. ‘Victory for evil!‘ The Sun declared. ‘An

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Conflict Minerals: The Sad Truth About Western Technology

Conflict Minerals: The Sad Truth About Western Technology

Sam Woolfe July 10, 2013 2

Conflict minerals are minerals which are mined in areas of armed conflict, most notably the Democratic Republic of Congo. The control of the mines which contain these very valuable minerals is a source of

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Can They Hear Us Now?

Derek Van De Ven June 10, 2013 0

Last week we saw how the USA’s National Security Agency has access to the personal details of the customers of many US companies, Verizon, Apple, Google, Facebook and other internet and communications giants. The

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