New rape investigation opened against Tariq Ramadan

Swiss prosecutors have opened new rape case against Tariq Ramadan. Prosecutors in Geneva, Switzerland, have disclosed that they have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford University Islamic scholar. Ramadan was initially detained in France earlier this year over rape allegations made by four women. Earlier this year, French judges […]

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Brock Turner lies at the intersection of every kind of privilege – not least, that of the college athlete

Minimum prison time prescribed by state law for three sexual assault offenses: 2 years Time sentenced to Brock Turner: six months Time served by Brock Turner: three months In a 1958 piece with the anthropologist Ray Birdwhistell on young male athletes, the sports journalist Gay Talese made the assertion that “the athlete in America is […]

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Socialist schism

The Oxford University arm of the Socialist Workers Party has split from its parent political organisation, following months of crisis within the movement. Members of Oxford’s Socialist Worker Student Society are set to join another recently formed left-wing group, named ‘Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century’. The split comes just months after the SWP found […]

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