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Burma: Hague puts hand up to Junta

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Foreign Secretary William Hague has given his unequivocal support to Amnesty International’s campaign to free the 2,200 political prisoners in Burma. The Foreign Secretary was photographed with Ko Mya Aye written on his upturned palm, a symbolic act of fearlessness and defiance in Burma. His portrait highlights the case of Ko Mya Aye, aged 44, who is a leading member of the 88 Generation Students Group who have played a key role in the long struggle for democracy in military-ruled Burma.

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Tory opinion piece

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Over the last 13 years of Labour we have seen the largest neglect of higher education of any government in post-war Britain. Yet again it has been left to the coalition to pick up the pieces of Labour’s shattered Britain and make the difficult decisions in the national interest.

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Cutting edge Science Symposium at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

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The sixth science symposium of the Graduate School of the Environment at CAT will take place this weekend, the event is open for public to attend. Erik Rombout will give a keynote speech on ‘lobe cities.’ Dubbed climate proof eco cities by experts, lobe cities are fast gaining popularity as eco sensitive design that enhances bio-diversity, encourages sustainable architecture and ensures ecologically sound planning in cities.

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Students opt for quality of life over nightlife when choosing University

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As students start making their way back for the start of the new term, a new survey published today reveals that the majority of students base their decision on which university to attend by the quality of the academic course rather than the overall reputation of the university or, as is often assumed, the town’s nightlife.

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A United Left

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With the TUC conference taking place this week Robert Gant takes a look at the rhetoric coming from different sections of the political left and explores the possibility of strikes, protests and union militancy.

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Paris – Cool Culture & Cuisine

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When you think of Paris, I imagine you think of romantic walks on the Seine or freezing your ‘proverbials’ off going up the Eiffel Tower. I certainly did, but as I discovered, the ‘City of Love’ has so much more to offer – especially to those on a tight budget.

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Is Islam being demonised unfairly?

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Whilst examining critically how and why the image of Islam has changed in Britain since events such as September 11th and Christmas Day, I conducted an interview with a representative of FOSIS. The response goes further to underline Hanjra’s concerns and reveals a worrying agenda that has been set out by the conservative press.

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