UK Protest

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

A Quiet Anniversary on Egypt's Day of Rage

Charlotte Allan | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Charlotte Allan

At such an unhappy time, there might be some solace to Egypt's protestors in knowing that they were the best versions of themselves for a luminous moment that inspired the planet with the idea of what it could be, and that history will record the protestors as infinitely greater and braver than the people that ruled them before and, unfortunately, since.

The Flight of Reason in the Face of Airport Expansion

Zion Lights | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

We need more people to take a stand against the bullying might of the industries that are trashing our only planet, and we need more voices to be heard in defence of our only home. Sending the Heathrow 13 to prison? That's just plain stupid. And it won't stop them either - as they said after the verdict, they're 'in it for the long haul.' In terms of the planet, so are we all.

Durham University Students Mourn the Death of Accessible Education

Miriam Brittenden | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brittenden

Two weeks ago, my university, Durham University told students that its accommodation fees would be rising to over £7000 for a standard, catered room in the next academic year and that that international fees would be rising to almost £21,000.

Protesting Against 'Luxury' Periods

Natasha Barrett | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

The VAT on sanitary products that was maintained by popular government vote a few months back is an insult to over half of our population. However, it is even more of a problem for specific groups of people; those dependent on student loans, those with particularly low incomes or homeless people, for example.

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

Luke McManus | Posted 03.12.2015 | 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.

Rivers of Blood: LGBT Activists Pour Own Blood Into Home Office Ponds

Liam Evans | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Liam Evans

Activists from Lesbian & Gays Supports the Migrants spilled their own blood into the pond outside of the Home Office in protest of the Immigration Bill to be voted on today. Three protestors, from a larger group, cut themselves open to let their blood flow from their arms into the ponds in London this morning.

Nepalese Community Protests Border Blockade

Shelby Welinder | Posted 17.11.2015 | 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.

The Government Are Destroying the Futures of Young People: we Cannot Suffer in Silence

Tom Bailey | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bailey

In 2005, David Cameron was elected as leader of the Conservatives in the hope that his youthful and moderate image would appeal to younger voters. He ...

Lessons From Across the Channel: Putting Protest at the Heart of Democracy

Matty Edwards | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

Throughout modern British history, mass demonstrations and protests have often been demonised and depicted as the work of trouble-makers, hooligans and extremists. It was the same old story last week as 10,000 students descended on London to protest against tuition fees and the abolition of maintenance grants, which led to the arrest of 12 protestors.

Irish Women Are Live Tweeting Their Periods To The PM In Abortion Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

Irish women are taking to Twitter to share details of their menstrual cycles in a call for Prime Minister Enda Kenny to repeal the country's restricti...

Anonymous Targets Amazon HQ In Million Mask March Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

SEE ALSO LATEST: Bonfire Night Chaos Ensues As Protesters Descend On Capital City Employees of internet retailer Amazon have been warned to remove ...

Myanmar: Punishing Dissent

James Coe | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
James Coe

As the world's magnifying glass increasingly hones in on this once obscure country, it is likely that scrutiny of its human rights record will only intensify.

J.K. Rowling Is Right - Denying Cultural Exposure to Israel Will Not Solve Anything

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Samuels

It is my hope that the boycott will be cut short and art permitted to flow free once more in Israel. Let's keep culture as our own 'magic place', where the horrors and difficulties of this world can be put to rest, just for an hour or so.

Nobody in? Nobody out!

Joshua Virasami | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Photo: Chris Bethell | @CBethell_photo "This is what a border feels like!" was the chant echoing through the halls of the London Eurostar at Kings C...

Rebel Rebel: #EverydaySexism And The Art Of Protest

Philip Ellis | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Philip Ellis

Be it the tale of the Suffragettes winning the vote for women over a century ago, or a single woman in 2015 finding the courage to report harassment, it is impossible to predict what the ultimate combined impact of all these tales will be.

Smoke Bombs Thrown In Preston Anti-Refugee Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.10.2015 | UK

Smoke bombs are believed to have been thrown in Preston city centre on Saturday during a protest against refugees by far-right group the North West In...

Conservatives Must Hold Their Heads High in the Face of the 'New, Kinder Politics'

David Browne | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

As the Conservative Party Conference draws to a close, we have been treated to some of the worst displays of political intolerance by the British New Left since the riots which followed the General Election. However, as Conservatives, we must not allow ourselves to be intimidated, nor to simply consider such behaviour an "occupational hazard" of being right-wing in Britain today.

Models Carry Handbags 'Dripping With Blood' Ahead Of London Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Style

Models carrying handbags "dripping with blood" took to the streets of central London today to protest the use of exotic animal skins on the catwalk. ...

Neo-Nazi Group Cower In Lost Property Depot, Then Cancel Liverpool March

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.08.2015 | UK

After a letter threatened Liverpool will "go up in flames" and only "bullets will stop us", it seems Neo-Nazi group National Action needed far less pe...

Curriculum Crisis in Taiwan Highlights Country's Generational Divides Once More

David Spencer | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK
David Spencer

It is just a couple of weeks ago that Taiwan was making news around the world for all the right reasons after both the major political parties, the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) nominated female candidates for next year's Presidential elections.

I Voted Tory and I Want a Strong Labour Party

Sophie Harrison | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Harrison

I voted Blue and I want to see Red. I want to see red with Tory policies I disagree with, namely fox hunting and the exclusion of under-25s from the Living Wage. I do not want to be a "yes woman" and blindly follow what I don't view as right.

The Tory Myth of 'Full Employment' and the Reality: Austerity, 'Self-Employment', Chronic Underemployment and Workfare

Christian Garland | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The unexpected Tory election victory last month no one seriously expected - least of all the Tory party - broke with the horror of a nightmare become ...

Cameron's Government Is Defiantly Anti-Progressive - People Are Right to Fight Back

Brogan Morris | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Brogan Morris

There have been some huge progressive successes around the world this past month - none of them, unfortunately, happened in the United Kingdom. Just l...

Limping Against Austerity: A Realistic Account of the March

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

It was the liveliest part of the protest. Men, women and children skipped to the sound of reggae and dancehall classics. A sea of placards adorned wit...