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People, parties and pressure groups
Janet Clark

3 Political expression: people, parties and pressure groups The people who gave their backing to the formation of the National Council for Civil Liberties came together in a shared distaste for government policies and police actions that whipped up public opinion to fear hunger marchers as the perpetrators of loot and pillage. While public concern over police powers had, as noted, been around since the early nineteenth century, this marked the beginning of an organised civil rights movement. Yet the organisation, the conditions that inspired it and the personal

in The National Council for Civil Liberties and the policing of interwar politics
How IPC Data is Communicated through the Media to Trigger Emergency Responses
François Enten

Aid? For a long time, the use of the term ‘famine’ has not been limited by any terminology or precise technical criteria. Ambiguity has prevailed between the different theoretical models measuring the scales of severity and geographical gradations of famines. This ambiguity has led to misuse of the term when applied to situations of malnutrition or food crisis ( Howe and Devereux, 2004 ). As a ‘political expression’ ( de Waal, 1997 ), the spectre of famines can

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Environmental activism online

The politics of cyberspace is of importance both for the future use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and within traditional political arenas, commerce and society itself. Within Britain there are many different political groups that have a presence online and utilise CMC, including for example members of the far right, human rights advocates, religious groups and environmental activists. This book examines the relationship between the strategies of environmental activist movements in Britain and their use of CMC. It explores how environmental activists negotiate the tensions and embrace the opportunities of CMC, and analyses the consequences of their actions for the forms and processes of environmental politics. It serves as a disjuncture from some broader critiques of the implications of CMC for society as a whole, concentrating on unpacking what CMC means for activists engaged in social change. Within this broad aim there are three specific objectives. It first evaluates how CMC provides opportunities for political expression and mobilization. Second, the book examines whether CMC use has different implications for established environmental lobbying organisations than it does for the non-hierarchical fluid networks of direct action groups. Third, it elucidates the influence of CMC on campaign strategies and consequently on business, government and regulatory responses to environmental activism.

At liberty to protest

Issues around the policing of public order and political expression are as topical today as in the past. This book explores the origins of the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) that emerged in 1934 in protest at the policing of political extremes. It discusses the police attempts to discredit the NCCL and the use of Special Branch intelligence to perpetuate a view of the organisation as a front for the Communist Party. The book analyses the vital role played by the press and the prominent, well-connected backing for the organisation and provides a detailed discussion on the formation of the NCCL. The use of plain clothes police officers was a particularly sensitive matter and the introduction of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and subsequently Special Branch was controversial. The book examines the nature of the support for a civil liberties pressure group, the political orientation of the organisation, its place in non-party ideology and its role in a political culture. Liberal Internationalism, pacifist groups and women's organisations are also considered. The book then discusses the NCCL's networks, methods and associations through which it was able to bring complaints about legislation and police behaviour to public attention and into the parliamentary arena. Public, press, police and ministerial responses to the NCCL's activities form a focal point. Finally, it reviews the ongoing role and changing political relationships of the NCCL following Ronald Kidd's death in 1942, alongside the response of the police and Home Office to the emerging new regime.

Emma Gleadhill

's political expression. This chapter will explore how Katherine Wilmot and Lady Elizabeth Holland used Napoleonic keepsakes during and after their travels to Paris to express their political opinions. Katherine vigorously rejected commercial Napoleonic keepsakes and the First Consul's attempts to transfer the centre-point of the Grand Tour from Italy to Paris, to voice both her rejection of his dictatorship and her unease at Ireland's place within Britain. Elizabeth Holland, meanwhile, amplified the sentimental value of bespoke

in Taking travel home
New youth activism
Ljubica Spaskovska

contrast to the institutional youth sphere in many other European socialist countries, where these organisations no longer generated new forms of political expression and where environmentalist or peace groups emerged outside of the formal youth structures.2 In Yugoslavia, many youth actors still believed in the capacity of the institutional youth sphere to be an incubator for new types of politics, and sought to shape a specifically Yugoslav youth political realm where new ‘social movements’ emerging from the bottom up could be integrated into the SSOJ. This echoed the

in The last Yugoslav generation
Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
Jeremy C.A. Smith

a collective voice in Latin America, even though liberation theologians were never more than a minority at the episcopal level (Lowy, 1996; Segundo, 1976). Numerical weight may have been unattainable, but the moral authority garnered from the popular base communities was enough to give liberationism international influence beyond sheer numbers in the Church. In Latin America, liberation theology performed a vital task of memory-​ making through conscientisation. Apart from providing cultural and political expression of the suffering of the lived present

in Debating civilisations
Věra Stojarová

63 1/16/2014 11:25:59 AM MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 01/16/2014, SPi 64 the far right in the balkans 2. 3. 4. 5. creation of a new state, perceived internal/external threats, the political expression of nationalism, regime change, political culture, elite behaviour) Social (dissolution of established identities, middle-class discontent, existence of social tension or conflict) Economic (post-industrial economy, rising unemployment, welfare payment cuts, economic crisis, war, foreign domination, economic transition) Ethno-cultural (cultural fragmentation

in The Far Right in the Balkans
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Charlotte Lydia Riley

expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.’ 10 There exists, therefore, an international and universal right to ‘free speech’, the defence of which is critical to democracy and free political expression around the world. There remain many people and communities around the world who do not currently enjoy the freedom of speech: journalists who cannot publish their reports because their newspapers are controlled or censored by the

in The free speech wars
William White

openly and more consistently in the parish pulpit than those sermons printed at the time would by themselves suggest. Preachers were often bolder in their political expression and prepared to eschew rhetorical safeguards when they had no intention of seeing their words published. But, just as importantly, keeping affection for royalism and episcopalianism alive from the pulpit did not always demand direct

in The Lord’s battle