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The British elite lauded Ai Weiwei when he criticised China, but it’s the opposite when he highlights their treatment of Assange

‘One person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter’ is a flowery way of saying actions can be interpreted differently, depending on your viewpoint. It’s a scenario acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has often encountered and, unfortunately, is in again. He fled his homeland for being deemed too controversial for the state’s …

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It’s time to defund the British royal family

It’s time to get rid of the royal family. I’m not calling for a Bolshevik-style solution – no one wants to see Prince Charles in a basement in his night dress, but what’s needed is a real solution to the problem of the British class system. It cannot be solved or …

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Big Ben behind bars: Siberian prison installs British-style red phone boxes to create ‘atmosphere of London’ for inmates

Authorities in Correctional Colony 8 also got the prison’s art students to draw an illustration of the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, known worldwide as Big Ben. According to the Federal Penitentiary Service, placing payphones inside red phonebooths helps to “maximize the atmosphere of London.” According to Russian law, inmates …

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