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Civil Liberties

Three’s a crowd (not allowed)

Protests not exempt from lockdown rules


Bike ride for Palestinians banned

Tower Hamlets Council feared event would breach International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-semitism


Brexit, peace and Northern Ireland

Back to a hard border?


From rebellious student to radical leader

Decades of dedication, giving a voice to the voiceless


Monitoring Muslim students

Fears for civil liberties as Tories launch new drive against 'extremism'


Charity ends at home

The media storm around the unmasking of ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ in February provided an opportunity for the right-wing press to exert enormous pressure on anyone connected with the Muslim hu

Yay Rafael & Safa!

Reporters from Angola and Saudi Arabia shared the ‘journalism’ Freedom of Expression award for 2015 given by Index on Censorship on 18 March.

Love your surveillor

On 1 December, US whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed the Swedish parliament by video from Russia as he was given the Right Livelihood award for his exposure of NSA spying on an industrial scale

We are all [ ] – fill in the blank

The renowned US dissident reflects on the hypocrisy of the elite response to the Charlie Hebdo killings