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Extinction Rebellion labelled as ‘extremist’ in police document

Counter-terrorism police in the South-East came under fire recently as an official safeguarding programme included Extinction Rebellion (XR) on an official list of dangerous extremist groups earlier this month. Anti-extremism police members placed XR alongside neo-Nazi and pro-terrorist Islamist groups in the anti-radicalisation program Prevent. The since-amended error, concerning a 12-page guide that stands as […]

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The Uighur tragedy: cultural suppression not counter-terrorism

On November 24th, what have become known as the ‘China Cables’ were leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). These Chinese Communist Party documents revealed that the facilities the Chinese government had labelled “re-education camps” in Xinjiang Province in the far West of China had been envisioned as brainwashing facilities from their conception. […]