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ISCI successfully guest-edited openDemocracy from 15th – 19th December 2014


The International State Crime Initiative is proud to announce that it guest edited openDemocracy  between 15th December 2014 –  19th December 2014 on the theme of ‘State Crime and Resistance’.

Our ‘Guided Walk’  written by Professor Penny Green (ISCI, Co-Director; Chair of Law and Globalisation, Queen Mary University of London) provided an overview of our guest edited articles.

Below was our publication schedule with URL links to each article:

Monday 15th December 2014   

Penny Green’s Guided Walk: ‘Introducing: State crime and resistance’
Penny Green: ‘State crime, civil society and resistance: lessons from Tunisia
Richard Falk: ‘Geopolitics and international state crime: an accountability black hole’

Tuesday 16th December 2014:  
Jeremy Keenan: ‘Redefining the poor as “terrorists”’
Sam Raphael and Peter Finn: ‘Dogs, water and coffins: an untold story of British torture in Iraq’ 

Wednesday 17th December 2014:
Tony Ward: ‘
Violence and the Civil Society on the Kenyan Coast
Kris Lasslett: ‘The fog of peace: Post-conflict environments as sites of impunity, denial and dispossession

Thursday 18th December 2014 (Palestine Special)
Rinad Abdulla
: The Evolution of Palestinian Resistance: A Need to Reassess
Scarlett Kutyla: Existence is Resistance
Amelia Smith: In Israel and the occupied territories, discrimination is enshrined in the law

Friday 19th December 2014
Thomas MacManus
: Resisting the State from the Inside and Out: The Colombian Peace Community Model
Elliott Goat: Performing Popular Justice – From the Disappeared to the Outraged

We hope you enjoy these detailed and insightful contributions!