Monthly Archives: February 2015

Feb 28 2015

“We Charge Genocide” and the case for grassroots organising

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Shaka Lee is a black liberationist passionate about labour, the Midwest, co-ops and music. Shaka currently resides in Chicago, IL, and works as a researcher for a labour union that represents hospitality, airport and food service workers. On 9 August 2014, Michael … Continue reading

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Feb 19 2015

An Unlikely Bestseller Sheds Some Light on Guantanamo

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Hilary Stauffer is a Visiting Fellow at LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights. She is an international lawyer with extensive experience working on projects in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia. Her specialties include International Law, Rule of … Continue reading

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Feb 16 2015

Important new guidelines on the right to birth registration and a nationality in Africa launched in Côte d’Ivoire

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Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. On 10 February 2015 a ground-breaking but not-much-heralded document on human rights in Africa was launched in Côte d’Ivoire by the African Committee … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2015

Comics and Human Rights: The Forgotten Women of Comics

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Laura Sneddon is a comics journalist, writing for the mainstream UK press with a particular focus on women and feminism in comics. With an MLitt in Comic Studies, do not offend her chair leg of truth; it is wise and … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2015

Comics and Human Rights: An Interview with the Gotham Academy Team.

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  Maria Werdine Norris is a final year PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research is on the British Counterterrorism strategy and legislation, with a focus on nationalism, security and human rights. You can find her on … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2015

Comics and Human Rights: Oracle and Representations of Disability in Superhero Comics

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Carolyn Cocca is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Economics, and Law at the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. She is the author of Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States (SUNY Press), and … Continue reading

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Feb 7 2015

Comics and Human Rights: The Erasure of X-Women in Days of Future Past

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Carolyn Cocca is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Economics, and Law at the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. She is the author of Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States (SUNY Press), and … Continue reading

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Feb 7 2015

Comics and Human Rights: Visibility and the Black Nerd Girl

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CG is a twentysomething Blerdette from New Jersey. She found her start in nerd culture when she watched the first episode of Sailor Moon on Toonami, and hasn’t looked back since. When she’s not blogging on her own site (BlackGirlinMedia.Wordpress.com), … Continue reading

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Feb 6 2015

Comics and Human Rights: An Interview with Kelly Sue Deconnick

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Maria Werdine Norris is a final year PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research is on the British Counterterrorism strategy and legislation, with a focus on nationalism, security and human rights. You can find her on Twitter … Continue reading

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Feb 5 2015

Comics and Human Rights: Bitch Planet: Yes, All Women

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Amy Devine is a geek-of-all trades with an avid love of history, comics and literature. A former radio-journalist, she now spends most of her creative energy on slam poetry and her new column on Talking Comics ‘The New Reader’. Find … Continue reading

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