Lydia Pike reflects on the life and legacy of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who died aged 101 Fly me to the moon, NASA said. So she did. In the 1960s the focus of the US space division was consumed by the race to the moon, so armed with little more than a pencil, a slide […]
For this series, Joe Newell reflects on The Bristol Bus Boycotts and examines the techniques adopted in this anti-racist campaign. In 1961, the Bristol Evening Post exposed the racially discriminant employment policy of the city’s Omnibus Company. Although it did not reach beyond local borders, one aspiring young activist saw an opportunity to harness the […]
Did the Hong Kong protests overshadow China’s 70th birthday celebrations? Foreign Correspondent in Seoul, Milana Nikolova, discusses the Hong Kong protests and their impact in tandem with the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist state. One, is that this time around, celebrations were even more magnificent than usual, considering this year is the 70th Anniversary […]
Foreign Correspondent in Japan, Will Goddard, explores the Japanese Criminal Justice system. He poses that the close relationship between convenience and justice could have damaging consequences.
Hong Kong’s Extradition Protests: A Fight for Hong Kong’s Sovereignty? Cheryl Pui Yau Ip, Foreign Correspondent in Hong Kong, provides an analysis of the extradition protests in Hong Kong and what motivated people to take action. The driving force behind the protests is that the extradition bill could allow suspects from Hong Kong to be […]
Theseus Stefanatos reports on the recent Conservative race for No.10 and examines the campaigns of all the top candidates.
“Trying to enforce non-meaty alternatives to phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ will only harm the veganism cause” writes Jessica Brown for The Guardian. Like me, she sweat buckets trying not to come across as the cliché ‘veggie police’ – the accusation that comes with every plant-based lifestyle. A vegan is someone who doesn’t eat […]
July 9: Ethiopia ends its state of war with Eritrea, which had been going on for decades. The decision will “promote close cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural and security areas”, according to Yemane Gebremeskel, Information Minister of Eritrea. October 16: The Council of Ministers, Ethiopia’s cabinet, is reshuffled – 10 of the positions, reduced from 23 […]
A month ago, I was fortunate enough to be in Chile for by far their most important holiday of the year, “Dieciocho”. These celebrations are characterised by three things: terremotos (a Chilean drink of wine, grenadine and pineapple ice-cream); asados (Chilean barbecues); and pisco-filled drinks, aka their national grape-based spirit. This holiday damages the liver and […]
The gay community has been slowly making strides toward legislative progress in the Western world, with Australia recently having voted in support of gay marriage. Yet the world still has leaps and bounds to go when it comes to equality everywhere, whilst some countries legalize same-sex couples adoptions, others criminalize same sex relationships. Features writers explore the world of LGBTQ+ movements around the globe. […]