When piracy meets protest

15 June 2024 9:00 am

Sometimes there are advantages to being ill-informed. Knowing embarrassingly little about why 30 Greenpeace activists were jailed in Russia in…

Inside the Armistice Day protests

12 November 2023 6:00 am

The Metropolitan Police today staged their largest-ever operation with two marches – the pro-Palestinian march and a smaller counter-protest –…

France wants Macron to send in the army

2 July 2023 4:43 am

Nearly three quarters of French people think it’s time for President Macron to send in the army to restore order…

How to protest the protestors

22 October 2022 9:00 am

These are bleak times in our land, and we must take our pleasures where we can. Personally I have been…

Kill the Bill!

20 October 2022 4:00 pm

The more you study what is going on with the Just Stop Oil protests and the Public Order Bill, the…

What happened when I took my son to Drag Queen Story Hour

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Why are protestors so angry about a children’s story hour?

Three cheers for booing in the theatre

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Are modern theatre-goers too polite?

There is no transgender debate

21 June 2022 1:20 am

Anyone still talking about ‘two sides in the transgender debate’ needs to look at the footage from Bristol yesterday. Actually,…

What's happening in Kazakhstan?

6 January 2022 9:30 pm

Since the start of the new year, riots have spread throughout Kazakhstan. In the former capital of Almaty, the airport has…

The law is not fit to stop Extinction Rebellion’s street protests

29 August 2021 2:20 pm

Extinction Rebellion (XR) are once again blocking London’s streets, reportedly emboldened by the Supreme Court’s recent Ziegler decision – which…

Macron's war on Covid meets resistance

28 July 2021 6:00 pm

A manager of an attraction park in France was reportedly assaulted on Sunday after he denied entry to a customer.…

Cuba libre: why Cubans have reached breaking point

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Havana There is an astonishing patience in the Cuban people, born of endless waiting. When a store has, say, chicken,…

Britain should resist copying the EU's corporate responsibility law

8 July 2021 4:30 pm

Big corporations have a lot not to be proud of, and we certainly could do with laws to rein in…

Don't 'Kill the Bill'

8 July 2021 4:00 pm

Are the rights of protesters and the rights of all other citizens fairly balanced? Think back to the Extinction Rebellion…

Cairo in crisis: The Republic of False Truths, by Alaa Al Aswany, reviewed

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Certain novels complicate the very notion of literary enjoyment. This, by the author of the international bestseller The Yacoubian Building,…

Eliminate the positive: Come Join Our Disease, by Sam Byers, reviewed

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Sam Byers’s worryingly zeitgeisty second novel, Perfidious Albion, imagined a post-Brexit dystopia dominated by global tech companies, corrupt spin doctors,…

Olympics' organisers could regret banning 'taking the knee'

24 April 2021 4:30 pm

Knee-taking and fist-raising protests have been banned at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the International Olympic Committee warning athletes who flout the rules…

Models of obedience: how to make people obey the law

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Protests are being staged against the proposed bill to change the laws on protest. But there is a bigger issue…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine passports, Northern Ireland riots and a cocaine-smuggling kayaker

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Home The government sketched a scheme for a coronavirus passport, or ‘Covid status certification’, to be tried out at the…

Why will nobody publish my religious cartoons?

3 April 2021 9:00 am

I am having very little success in getting my collection of cartoons of great religious founders published. Perhaps it is…

Want to see your friends? Call it a protest

3 April 2021 9:00 am

I wonder exactly when we agreed that it is more of a priority to gather with strangers than to meet…

Portrait of the week: Alex Salmond’s party, China’s H&M ban and protests in Bristol and Batley

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Home More than 30 million had received their first dose vaccination. The government remained confident of supplying second doses and…