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Why We Still Need Pride

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By Matt White – LSE SU LGBT Students Officer BECA– USE we’ve got a long way to go. We are in a tolerant country, a very progressive city, and a (perhaps alarmingly) liberal school. Same sex couples can marry next year. LSE SU Islamic Society endorsed an LGBT Officer candidate. I’m (just about) on the hockey team and they couldn’t care less. Soho is like, super close. It’s never been…

Utopian State of Mind

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By IAN PLUNKETT Our current model of capitalist democracy may be defunct, but Russell Brand’s advocation of electoral non-participation is counter-productive. Real changes come from a well-coordinated collective movement with a clearly-defined goal. Unless you are floating with Sandra Bullock just outside the earth’s atmosphere, you will not have missed the controversy surrounding the ‘manifesto’ Russell Brand has written for the New Statesman (which I believe you can get for…

Victims of Islamic Fundamentalism: Only The West?

Victims of Islamic Fundamentalism: Only The West?

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By KANAN PARIDA There is no excuse for terrorism. One can argue that the circumstances of the Western treatment of Islam have resulted in deep hatred and anger amongst the Muslim community, but it by no means excuses terrorism. On October 23rd, professor of Law at UC Davis, Karima Bennoune gave a public lecture based on her book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here. Through her lecture she rightly criticised…