Republic

  • 25 Feb 2012

    Producers of a BBC documentary on the royal jubilee have made it clear that the corporation is seeking one-sided coverage of the monarchy.

  • 17 Feb 2012

    The pro-democracy group Republic has begun a series of nonviolent protests in reaction to the build-up of preparations to the royal jubilee in June.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    Democracy campaigners have warned schools that they may be breaking the law by taking part in uncritical celebrations of the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    British republicans have welcomed a high turnout today at 'not the royal wedding' events in various parts of Britain.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    Reading the church media over the past week, and probably for the succeeding one, would leave many people with the impression that the boundary between church and monarchy is virtually indecipherable. I find this elision of faith in God with a longing for worldly pomp and circumstance deeply disturbing.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    Monarchy as an institution rooted in inherited wealth and pure eugenic privilege stands in contrast with, and contradiction to, the levelling Gospel of Jesus Christ, argues Simon Barrow. But a kind of mythology and ritualising in the popular imagination prevents both Christians and others from seeing what is really going on, and what is wrong with it.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    “Are you for King or for Parliament?” I was taught at a tender age to ask the burning question of mid 17th century England as a means of assessing an individual's take on society. It seems apposite once again.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    Republicans from across Britain are heading towards central London today (29 April) for Republic's "Not the royal wedding" street party.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    In a culture seemingly dominated by royalist propaganda, particularly around the wedding of William and Kate, here are plenty of reasons to be republican, says Phil Wood; not all of them honourable. Some may be in danger of reinforcing what they oppose. But for Christians, the case for disestablishing the kingdom and the church derives from a higher level of subversion, and a vision of equity before monarchy which people from many backgrounds are seeking.

  • 28 Apr 2011

    Fears have been raised over civil liberties after raids on centres associated with activism and the apparently random arrest of people with radical lifestyles.