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Why Brian Eno refuses to let Israeli government use his music as propaganda
Eno is one of 1,700 artists who have signed the Artists’ Pledge for Palestine, refusing funding from or cultural contacts with Israel’s government.
Eat your heart out, JK Rowling, Harry Potter supports Jeremy Corbyn
What is more threatening? A woman in a burkini? Or Tony Blair in a suit?
Should we appease Islamophobes through banning religious clothing?
Al Pacino’s production of The Local Stigmatic by Heathcote Williams
Royal Babylon: the criminal record of the British monarchy
An investigative poem by Heathcote Williams. Narration and video by Alan Cox.
France’s burkini ban exposes the hypocrisy of its secularist state
If France really holds freedom of expression as sacred , it needs to reflect on how it can build bridges with its minority communities.
Why are Islamic swimsuits and headscarfs a security threat?
French law says a woman wearing the burqa in public infringes the “rights and freedoms of others” who might be offended by it.
I created the burkini to give women freedom, not to take it away
It was my first time swimming in public and it was absolutely beautiful.
Why I’m voting for Corbyn, and why you should too
The argument that Corbyn is incapable of winning an election for Labour is self-evidently wrong.
Police must treat attacks against Muslims as hate crime
Maz Saleem: We need to address the rise in Islamophobia which has been instigated by right-wing politicians on both sides of the Atlantic
Abuse of Muslims is now mainstream. I never thought my children would see this
The promotion of hatred and fear has been mainstreamed to the extent that there is now little outcry when a mosque is attacked.
Heathcote Williams: All young lovers look up at the stars
Narration and montage by Mary Wild.
Cartoonists vs Brexit Boris
View the cartoons by Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Andy Davey, Martin Rowson, Gerald Scarfe and Ralph Steadman featured in Heathcote Williams’ book Brexit Boris – From Mayor to Nightmare.