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Human Rights for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Human Rights for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Right-wing populist political figures along with some tabloid press often portray refugees and asylum seekers in a negative light. Dishonest information is disseminated, insinuating these people are bogus and have come here for a better life, free housing and to cheat...

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Omari

Omari

The room was dark. I could still hear him breathing. I was sitting in an armchair at the bottom of the bed, trying my best to remain awake, but eventually, I succumbed to exhaustion and fell asleep. For the three previous nights, I had slept on a mattress at the end...

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Prison Talk

Prison Talk

An Interview with Nick Hardwick CBE, Chief Inspector of PrisonsDeclan Henry – Social Worker and Author Nick Hardwick was appointed the Chief Inspector of Prisons in 2010. He has had an impressive career to date. Prior to his current role, he was the Chair of the...

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Irish Times – Book on transgender people

Irish Times – Book on transgender people

As a gay man, I became interested in transgender issues for two reasons. The first was that before I started researching the subject I did not know any trans person and the second was that I wanted to discover the real reasons why people are dissatisfied with their...

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The number of children who get diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) continues to rise every year. It is reasonable to wonder how this came about since the condition wasn’t even heard of thirty years ago. It is also worth considering how past...

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Ramadan

Ramadan

A delayed flight from Aberdeen to London resulted in me missing the last train home to Kent. Getting a taxi resulted in an unexpected conversation about Islam with the driver. Salman, a British-born Bengali, in his thirties, worked during the day in a professional...

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An Introduction to Radical Islam

An Introduction to Radical Islam

An Introduction to Radical Islam is a new booklet by Paigham Mustafa which challenges many traditional beliefs of Muslims by questioning several interpretations of the Quran which he believes are incorrect and have caused untold damage to Islam throughout the ages.  ...

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Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive Therapy

The brain is a most complex and mysterious organ that analyses information from all our senses. It controls the body with more than five trillion signals every second, such as telling our limbs to move and our eyes to blink. The brain determines how we behave and what...

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