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Lessons to be learned from Scottish exam fiasco: Protesting can change results… and the SNP are absolutely bulletproof

By: Damian Wilson A plan to downgrade 124,000 school exam results has been reversed in Scotland in the face of a massive outcry. Is this a precedent for unpopular results in future? And how shambolic do the SNP have to be before they lose support? Timing is everything in politics and no one is more […]

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American university students are coddled, thin-skinned snowflakes, and social media is to blame

By: Robert Bridge The explosion of ‘cancel culture’ and the social justice mindset on college campuses across the US was inspired by social media, where the idea of creating digital ‘safe spaces’ without ‘trolls’ has invaded the real world. For those born around 1995, this column will likely be filed away under the heading: ‘Aging […]

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Slavoj Zizek: Politically correct white people who practise self-contempt are contributing NOTHING in the fight to end racism

By: Slavoj Zizek Smashing up monuments and disowning the past isn’t the way to address racism and show respect to black people. Feeling guilty patronizes the victims and achieves little. It was widely reported in the media how on June 21, German authorities were shocked by a rampage of an “unprecedented scale” in the centre of Stuttgart: […]

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Slavoj Zizek: In American protests, victims of Trump’s policies help the criminal erase the crime

By: Slavoj Zizek Be they against the Covid-19 lockdown or police brutality, the protests gripping the US stem from a ‘money or life’ choice, where people are forced to choose money. The poor are victims, helping to cover up the crime against them. Our world is gradually drowning in madness: instead of solidarity and coordinated […]

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US nurses herald PROTEST over lack of safety gear putting them at risk of Covid-19

North America/United States/02-04-2020/Author and Source: www.rt.com National Nurses United has accused HCA, a healthcare company that runs a chain of hospitals across the US, of putting members at risk when treating coronavirus patients. Protests this week will demand better work conditions. “Nurses at various HCA hospitals are reporting that they have had to work without […]

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French demonstrators & police CLASH as protests turn to riots (VIDEOS)

Europe/France/08-12-2019/Author (a) and Source: www.rt.com Riot police and demonstrators have clashed in France amid the ongoing general strike by labor unions against proposed pension reforms. Dozens have been arrested in Paris alone as over a million people marched across the country. Footage from Paris shows protesters hurling objects at police, and riot-geared officers charging in […]

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Kenya: 31 student leaders of Pwani University expelled

Africa/Kenya/17-11-2019/Author (a) and Source: www.kbc.co.ke 31 student leaders at Pwani University have been expelled from the campus following the October 14th strike that led to the closure of the institution. Addressing the media on Thursday, a section of the student leaders led by their president Fikirini Jacobs promised to appeal against the Board’s decision. The […]

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