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Debates from the Argument

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Argument: Can shopping be a form of activism?

Neal Lawson and Ruth Potts, both campaigners and writers, go head-to-head.

Filed in: Economics and Ethical Consumerism

Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?

Economist and author Dan O’Neill and journalist and author Daniel Ben-Ami go head-to-head.

Filed in: Economics, Environment and Sustainability

Argument: Should prostitution be legalized?

Human rights lawyer Dianne Post and writer and filmmaker Bishakha Datta go head-to-head.

Filed in: Law, Women and Work

Argument: Is male circumcision harmful?

Richard Wamai and Ronald Goldman go head to head.

Filed in: Children and Health

Argument – Should hate speech be a crime?

Feminist Joyce Arthur and gay rights activist Peter Tatchell weigh up the pros and cons.

Filed in: Gay Rights

Is there a place for GM crops in a sustainable future?

Author and journalist Mark Lynas and researcher and writer Claire Robinson go head-to-head.

Should celebrities promote charities?

Professors Mark Wheeler and Ilan Kapoor go head-to-head.

Is China good for Africa?

Writer and activist Firoze Manji and professor Stephen Chan go head-to-head.

Filed in: Africa and China

Does the government have the right to monitor private emails?

Surveillance expert Robin Tudge and Professor of Conflict Beatrice de Graaf go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

Filed in: Internet and Politics

Should India still receive foreign aid?

NGO director Jamal Kidwai and activist and writer Praful Bidwai go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

Filed in: Development (Aid) and India

Should donor nations give aid to countries with poor human rights records?

Human rights lawyer Errol Mendes and aid campaigner Jonathan Glennie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

Filed in: Development and Human Rights

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