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Armenian genocide needs recognition

Last week, Friday 24th April, marked the centenary anniversary of what is considered the start of the Armenian genocide of 1915. What distinguishes genocide from a mass atrocity or killing? According to Raphael Lemkin, who first coined the term in 1943, genocide is the “destruction of a nation or ethnic group”. Key here is destruction, […]

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European anti-Semitism represents worrying trend of intolerance

Tuesday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day and this year it seems more poignant than ever. Not only as it marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the most notorious of Nazi death camp, Auschwitz; but because it is falling at a new time of fear and unease within the Jewish community in Europe, […]

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Independence from an English perspective

As an English student studying in Edinburgh on the eve of the Scottish Independence Referendum, rather than viewing separatist sentiments as appearing suddenly, like the English media and politicians have, I believe they can be seen in everyday life in the capital. Whether it be in bitter sporting rivalry to the existence of separate Poppy […]