Do Public Demonstrations Need to Be More Inclusive?

Matt Hawkins | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

As I write this, thousands are gathering in Paris to urge world leaders to make a binding commitment to tackle climate change. I have to admit - I feel guilty for not being amongst them, for not doing my bit to swell the ranks and help in raising awareness of a cause that has such global significance.

To Beat Radicalization, Cameron Must Rebuild Syria, Not Bomb it

Luke McManus | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Cameron's new campaign contains no concrete plans for curtailing the above, no plans for injecting life into the economies of these communities once IS has been eradicated and no plans for bringing an end to a civil war which has displaced 9.5 million people. Thus, as seen in Ma'an, a cycle of fight or flight will continue in the absence of any genuine offering of enduring stability for the Syrian people.

Nepalese Community Protests Border Blockade

Shelby Welinder | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Shelby Welinder

The Nepalese community in England united last week in protest of the unofficial, yet ongoing, blockade between Nepal and India. The demonstration coincided with a visit from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK.

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

'Murderer': Peruvians Label President Over Mine Protest Deaths

Israel Butler | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Politics
Israel Butler

People are angry with President Humala, who they say is in the pocket of Southern Copper: 'Our politicians are corrupt. The president refuses to listen to the protestors because he and others take bribes from the mine'. Another passer-by blames the government: 'My two boys are policemen. The government should make Southern Copper leave. Instead, Humala makes us kill each other.'

'Shameful' NUS Accused Of Encouraging Students To Withdraw From National Demo

The Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has been accused of "actively encouraging" students’ unions to pull out of the upcoming Free Education demo - after i...

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.

Students Must Stand Up to Racism and Ukip's Scapegoating

Aaron Kiely | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

If we are to successfully push back the current wave of racism, we will need an unrelenting campaign in the student movement in defence of our multicultural society against those who wish to divide us.

Inside the Occupation: University of Sheffield

Lauren Archer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Archer

It was 6am when the lights came on and Rage Against the Machine started playing through the speakers in the University of Sheffield's Richard Roberts lecture hall. About 50 students from across Sheffield, including activists from the Autonomous Students Network, the Living Wage Campaign, the Revolutionary Socialists Society and others occupied the building at 7pm on Wednesday October 30, the night before the planned staff strikes...

Do Police Tactics at Demonstrations Encourage Rather Than Prevent Public Disorder?

Glenn McMahon | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Glenn McMahon

What came out over the four week trial at Woolwich Crown Court gives rise to serious questions over whether kettling thousands of protesters in a confined space without warning or explanation does more harm than good - inflaming tensions, provoking conflict and increasing the number of injuries and damage that it's supposed to prevent.

It's Time to Crack Down on Weekend Anarchists

Liam Brown | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Brown

I am all for the right to protest, but we as a society cannot support what these miscreants continue to do march after march, protest after protest.

'Nothing To Do With Us': Ecclestone Passes F1 Buck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have clashed with police in Bahrain after taking to the streets in the capital Manama ahead of Sunday's Formu...

British Team May Skip Second Bahrain Grand Prix Practice

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

The Crown Prince of Bahrain believes this weekend's Formula One grand prix should go ahead, insisting the race will be a way of "celebrating our natio...

Bahrain Grand Prix Has 'Blood On Its' Tracks Claim Ministers

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Politics

The Bahrain Grand Prix should be cancelled insists the shadow home secretary as the Gulf state braces itself for further violent demonstrations follow...

British Demonstrators Rally For Trayvon Martin

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Protesters are staging a demonstration for Trayvon Martin outside the US embassy in London, following the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old student ...

Fan Handcuffs Himself To Goalpost During Premier League Match

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

UPDATE: Merseyside Police said 46-year-old John Joseph Foley, of Lord Street, Southport, has been charged with going on to the playing area during a f...

Met Police Win Appeal Over 'Kettling' During G20

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has won an appeal against a High Court ruling over "kettling" tactics during the G20 demonstrations in 2009. H...

Protesters Willing Thatcher to Die Reveal How Wrongheaded They Are

Patrick Hayes | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics
Patrick Hayes

Maggie's out and has been for a long time. Leave the old Iron Lady alone.

Power of the People: How the Hacking Scandal Has Shown We Have a Voice

Teresa Goncalves | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Politics
Teresa Goncalves

Ultimately it is our responsibility to demand that accountability be enforced in all aspects of the running of our country. We have to knock back our 'laissez faire' attitude and demand that we are not only heard but also listened to by those supposedly representing us; we can do this by keeping the pressure on, asking questions, being interested.

There Was Nothing Political About Charlie Gilmour's Student Protest Vandalism

Patrick Hayes | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics
Patrick Hayes

While Charlie Gilmour's flamboyant foolishness may have provided the iconic image of the student protests, the depoliticised, directionless, angst-filled nature of his 'protest' was commonplace throughout the demonstrations.

As the EDL Marches in Towns This Summer, the Last Thing we Should be Debating is how Much it Costs

Patrick Hayes | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics
Patrick Hayes

Demonstrations should be used to try to engage in a political argument, not to try to force cash-strapped councils to abolish policies because of the costs they'll face otherwise.