Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 30: World Day against Trafficking in Persons

In May 2016, the Guardian ran a story about a hotel in the Scottish Highlands, where the Bangladeshi owner scammed other Bangladeshis into coming to work for him, with the promise of high wages. Tricked into selling their possessions and …

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TRIDENT NO MORE Demonstrations Set for 30 Locations Across Scotland Saturday

With the UK Parliament set to vote Monday 18 July on renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system Demonstrations are being organised by the Scrap Trident Coalition in 30 towns and cities across Scotland at noon on Saturday 16 July calling …

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Non-combatants: More than just numbers

Kristee Boyd argues that targetted assasinations often kill innocents and only generate more terrorism. If you fight terror with terror, how can you tell which is which?  – Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris in ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ The Obama administration has …

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Considering the right to Freedom from Torture

Marking UN International Day in support of Victims of Torture P&J blogger Kristee Boyd considers the uncomfortable question torture and how we might be complicit: Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.  – William Pitt the Younger   …

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