Activism

Make Cervical Cancer Screening a Priority

Naomi Orme | Posted 27.03.2015 | 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 23.03.2015 | 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 19.03.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 11.02.2015 | 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 30.01.2015 | 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.

Louise Ridley

The 17-year-old Credited With Kicking Off Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

He's a skinny student who isn’t even old enough to vote, yet Joshua Wong is one of the most prominent figureheads in Hong Kong’s unprecedented pro...

Owen Jones Conspires Against The Establishment

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Owen Jones uses an impressive amount of official government data to present what some critics have predictably deemed a conspiracy theory. Such an obvious and flattering denunciation only proves what we already know: Jones has the establishment clutching at their golden little straws.

Untold Tales of Motherhood and Oppression

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabriella Apicella

While several European countries make the Top 10 of places worldwide to be a mother, according to a report from Save the Children last year improvements to the ways in which mothers are treated in the UK do not appear to be a government priority.

How Art Is Being Used to Address Issues in Sudan

Francisca Stewart | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

Will art be able to make change happen in Sudan? This is the question being faced by artist of various mediums, from filmmakers to cartoonists.

Why No One Likes an Activist

Emma Letessier | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Emma Letessier

While I'm all for being passionate and championing a cause, I also believe it must be said that along with any kind of activism must come a strong sense of peace and love.

Raising an Activist: A Letter to My Son

Natasha Batsford | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

There is a running joke in our house that my son is destined to be an accountant: Not because of his freakish ability to do mental arithmetic but because he rejects every attempt to fill his life with awesome in favour of being painfully sensible.

Protesters Shut Down Israeli Hip-Hopera at the Edinburgh Fringe. I'm Not Sure How I feel About This.

Axis of Awesome | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Axis of Awesome

My thoughts on this have been very mixed. I too have very strong views on Israel's aggression towards Palestine. But I find myself questioning whether picketing a small hip hop show at an arts festival is the best way to make a demonstration. Does the theatre company's receipt of a government grant really make them complicit in the assault on Gaza?

The Future of London City Airport

Damien Clarkson | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

London City Airport sits in the heart of London's famous Royal Docks. The airport of the Square Mile residing in one of London's poorest communities has always struck me as a tad peculiar.