Activism

Racism? Inequalities? Only a Positive Mindset Can Change the World

William Barylo | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
William Barylo

Changing the world is possible if we think on the long run. Are we seeing further than our own generation? How will the children of the elites - those we like to blame - act towards the people who spent their lives blaming their parents?

Young People Must Engage With Trade Unions

James Walker | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Walker

You said goodbye to your first job long ago. You may have flipped burgers, pulled bricks around a building site, or sat behind a till trying to find the Marlboro Golds. Whatever it was you were doing, one thing is almost certain: your first job was a shit job. Chances are the job you have now is no less painful than the first.

How Effective Is Social Media in Mobilising Societal Change?

James Barber | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
James Barber

During a time of such social and political upheaval in which political leaders are seen more as being the problem than the solution, hashtags have given people something to believe in. In the absence of effective political leadership hashtags have created a space in which people can connect, unite and march side by side.

My Sex Life is Public, No I Won't Have Sex With You

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Huge swathes of publicity and my sex life dissected by Philip Schofield on 'This Morning' following the release of my memoir 'The Husband Swap', has ...

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Didn't Vote Tory

Alice Carder | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alice Carder

Politics of fear and hate cannot survive long in the hearts of those who have love and hope. Do not let this election divide and conquer. Unite and survive.

Environmental Justice, Activism and Democracy Under Modi

Sahar Mansoor | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sahar Mansoor

Policies of fair land acquisition have been undone, coal mines have been exempted from public hearings, irrigation projects have been allowed without ...

Social Housing From Below?

Liam Barrington-Bush | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics
Liam Barrington-Bush

Social housing is the only solution to the housing crisis, whether it comes from government legislation or mass occupation. The Sweets Way estate could be a start.

Why I Bought Shares in BP and Shell to Save the Planet

Louisa Casson | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Casson

Climate change is already hitting the most vulnerable communities first and hardest with extreme weather events, rising sea levels and food shortages. At the same time, fossil fuel companies in their ivory towers keep ordering more drilling.

Make Cervical Cancer Screening a Priority

Naomi Orme | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Orme

Cervical Cancer is on the rise and is reported to affect older women more so than younger. For this reason our government see fit to empower doctors to refuse girls under the age of 25, in England and Wales, a cervical screening test wether they have symptoms or not.

Huge Blunder As Disability Summit Exposed As 'Not Wheelchair Accessible'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

Organisers of Australia's National Disability Summit in Melbourne have come under fire - because the event wasn't wheelchair accessible. Only seven...

"You're the No. 1 Worldwide Trend on Twitter Right Now"

Tami Mir | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech
Tami Mir

We go to the Social media for information. Who do you think provides that information? People like you and me. Our opinions are a collection of not only our own experiences, but the shared experiences of others as well.

Polar Bears to the Rescue!

Joshua Virasami | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

An ad-hoc party spilled out, placard-wielding polar bears scooted across the terminal on luggage trolleys, the softhearted action, which the bears said was 'testing the waters', had a clear message - 'no new runways', not in Heathrow, and not anywhere.

Louise Ridley

Lucy-Anne Holmes On Burnout, Being Skint And Life After No More Page 3

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK

"Do you ever see a number on your phone, and you think it’s someone wanting money, so you don’t take the call?” Lucy-Anne Holmes, t...

Louise Ridley

Why Women Are Winners When It Comes To Successful Petitions

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

Women start fewer petitions on Change.org than men, but are much more successful at achieving their goal, the president of the petition website told T...

No Safe Space for Dissent: Iran Continues Crackdown on Student Activists

Clara Maciver | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Clara Maciver

In an open letter addressed to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Al Khamenei, written as she awaited trial, Atena summed up the poignant irony of her unjust detention; 'I must pay retribution for defending my beloved defenseless people.'

Explaining 'Student Apathy' to an Adult

Joe Goodman | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Goodman

Call us apathetic, but rest assured we know why. For all the statistics and polemic you can try and whip out, I, for one, happen to think the student version of politics might be a slightly better state of affairs for everyone. But then again, what do I care?

Why It's Important to Protest Against Injustice on Holocaust Memorial Day

Dan Glass | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dan Glass

I believe that memorialisation without action is part of the problem. The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau is as good a time as any to deliver that message.

'All I Want This Chanukah is A Giant Sack of Bulls**t'

Dan Glass | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
Dan Glass

Life is beautiful, and so during this festive period, I'm going to be eating, drinking, spending time with loved ones, planning more protests ... and hoping that Santa comes down the chimney with plenty of menorahs and sacks of bulls**t.

On World AIDS Day, We Won't Take Any More of UKIP's Crap

Dan Glass | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Glass

Despite the outsized media platform given to them, we know that UKIP's poisonous views are not in line with the majority of the British people. We are part of a growing coalition of community groups opposed to UKIP's right-wing rhetoric and ready to challenge them all the way to the general election..

Which Ex-Partner Would End Up In Prison According to This New Law?

Sacha Wise | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Sacha Wise

Our voice often stays silent. Often, we try not to be heard stepping on eggshells constantly. This is an emotional abusive relationship, where we love to the point of brokenness and then want to scream out loud from the anguish that is usually turned on mute.

Israeli Ambassador's Visit Questions the Debating Culture at Elite Universities

Pina Sadar | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Pina Sadar

Earlier this year, Gaza endured a horrific military assault targeted at Palestinian civilians, many of whom are Durham University current and former students. As a result of continuous shelling, the death toll exceeded 2200, with thousands more Palestinians being heavily injured and struggling to restore their lives in the besieged and occupied homeland...

Activist Burnout: Have I Gone Off The Deep End? (Or 'The Unbearable Heaviness of Being')

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Cerian Jenkins

Sometimes I worry that I've become nothing more than a human embodiment of a 'worthy cause' telethon. The issues which I feel so passionately about ...

Please Stop Framing Disability as Just a Welfare Issue

Simon Stevens | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Simon Stevens

I am tired of reading how outrageous it is that a person with this or that impairment label is found 'fit for work', especially when it is often someone with a lesser level of impairment, that casts a dark shadow of how society perceives the ability of people with higher support needs.

The Terrifying Thing About #MillionMaskMarch is They Don't Know What They're Marching For

Sam Fowles | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Until we, as a society, change, not just the way we act but, the way we think, the disenchanted will have nowhere else to go but #MillionMaskMarch and Russell Brand - too culturally and intellectually blinkered to see that revolution may be the method, but it is never the solution.

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.