Caitlin Barr discusses the issues with the UK’s police force, and how the institution goes hand in hand with democracy.
The freedom of speech of many has been curtailed as the police have been cracking down on protestors throughout the pandemic. Harry clarifies his respect for most officers who represent the ideals of policing, but unveils a well developed critique of policing in turbulent times and the ‘bad apples’ who abuse their power.
Joshua Fundafunda discusses his own experience of the Black Lives Matter protests over the past month, and offers guidance towards how we can all be better allies.
On Horses & Protests Following clashes with police in London earlier this month, Aaron Loose evaluates the use of mounted units in the suppression of public protest. On 6 June, thousands of protesters assembled at Whitehall, Central London to stand in solidarity with George Floyd, a Black man who was murdered by a brutal and […]
As Black Lives Matter protests across the world continue to take place, so do calls to defund the police. News editor, Emily Im, investigates how and why defunding the police would work.
As protests continue to rock Hong Kong and Beijing gears up for a crackdown, Oliver Leader de Saxe evaluates the state of affairs in this unique city, and whether or not it can hold onto its cherished autonomy from mainland China.
Rupali Naik takes a positive stance on activism from seemingly superficial platforms: are we changing the nature of social media?
Emma Vernon comments on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ban on political demonstrations, and the impact this has on freedom of political expression Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a clarification on Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter. The charter has existed since the inception of the modern games and is essentially a summary […]
Celebrating Catalonia: Festivals Bringing the Region Together Foreign Correspondent in Barcelona, Spain, Jasmine Zaman, explores how Catalonia is continuing to celebrate its festivals – despite debates over its independence. Background Behind Today’s Catalonia: The ruling of the illegal referendum two years ago and the decision to sentence nine Catalan leaders for up to thirteen years […]
Online Editor Ellie Cook writes about the spiralling chaos and widespread political protests spreading through Chile.