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Radical Islamists clash with police en route to Pakistan’s capital

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Thousands of supporters of a banned radical Islamist party have departed from the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, clashing with police for a second day, a party spokesman and witnesses said on Saturday. The group for...

Is it so radical to say that the police aren’t fit for purpose?

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More people are beginning to see it. Not clearly, but something is coming into view. When a policeman, known to colleagues as “the rapist”, murders a woman after luring her with his police credentials, when another ha...

Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty review – the most sublime show of the year?

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The show of the season, if not the year, is a sequence of 36 visions of such overwhelming beauty at the Dulwich Picture Gallery that the urge is to remain there all day. It is like being surrounded by some ever-changi...

Netherlands proposes radical plans to cut livestock numbers by almost a third

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Dutch politicians are considering plans to force hundreds of farmers to sell up and cut livestock numbers, to reduce damaging ammonia pollution. After the highest Dutch administrative court found in 2019 that the gove...

DoJ vows to protect women seeking abortions in Texas after radical state ban

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US attorney general Merrick Garland announced on Monday that the federal government will take action to protect those in Texas trying to obtain an abortion in the wake of the strictest anti-abortion law in the US taki...

Rockets and Blue Lights review – radical retelling of Britain’s slavery history

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Winsome Pinnock’s leviathan of a play opens with a meditation on a slave ship painting by JMW Turner which drew upon the Zong massacre of enslaved Africans in 1781. An actress and artist stand in a gallery, in the pre...

US supreme court refuses to block radical Texas abortion law

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A deeply divided supreme court has allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation’s second-largest state. The court voted 5-4 early on T...

I was a therapist to killers in Broadmoor – and felt ‘radical empathy’ for them

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During my first week as a newly qualified forensic psychiatrist at Broadmoor, I had to visit one of the wards. At the foot of a staircase, I stepped aside to let a group of patients pass. Another staff member joined m...

Black August – a more radical Black History Month – celebrates revolutionaries

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While the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has increased the profile of holidays like Juneteenth and Black History Month, there is one important Black celebration that remains at the margins of American popular...

There’s a new tactic for exposing you to radical content online: the ‘slow red-pill’

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I spend a lot of time on Instagram. Not posting stories, but researching Gen Z online political subcultures. That’s how I first stumbled across a content strategy that I’ve dubbed the “slow red-pill”. A red-pill – the...

Jon Hassell: radical musician who studied with Stockhausen and worked with Eno

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By the time Jon Hassell became a revered figure – the kind of determinedly non-commercial, avant-garde artist whose ideas are so strong and so forward-thinking they end up influencing the mainstream regardless – he wa...

Furlough was a radical success. Now let’s talk about a universal basic income

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With an estimated 188,000 job vacancies in the hospitality industry, pub and restaurant owners are starting to complain about the furlough scheme – specifically, that it has made people lose the will to work. That is ...

Farewell to Shrill: truly radical TV that laughs in the face of fatphobia

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Warning: this article contains spoilers for all three series of Shrill on Hulu/BBC Two. “I am not concerned with whether or not fat people can change their bodies through self-discipline and ‘choices’. Pretty much all...

‘A radical change’: America’s new generation of pro-Palestinian voices

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It just so happened that Joe Biden was due to visit Detroit, home to the biggest Arab American community in the country, at the height of the latest upsurge in Israeli-Palestinian violence. The sight of the presidenti...

If Labour is to thrive, it needs to bring back its radical values

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Labour had a terrible time during the recent local elections. It lost control of eight councils and lost 327 council seats across England. But the news was not so bleak everywhere. There were areas of the country wher...

The Making of Rodin review – not a radical, just a plain old genius

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The daylight streams in through Tate Modern’s big windows perfectly illuminating the novelist Balzac. His face is angry and stern, his body swathed in a massive, shapeless gown. This lack of defined form is exactly wh...

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