Arresting meaning – The shifting sands of ‘Extremism’ on the road to Indian Independence’

Image Description: Image of a Quit India protest  Often debates about politics can get obscured by semantics. One of the words susceptible to creating this dilemma is branding something to be ‘extremist’ in nature. Usage of the word encompasses a broad spectrum, serving as a pejorative that could be foisted just as easily onto ISIS […]

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NUS redoubles call to scrap Prevent

The National Union of Students (NUS) has today renewed demands for the government’s Prevent strategy to be scrapped. The fresh calls come following the publication of a Home Affairs Select Committee report on radicalisation and countering extremism. The report published this morning said that internet giants such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were “consciously failing” to […]

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