UK Protest

Theatre As A Voice Of Protest

Rocky Rodriguez Jr | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rocky Rodriguez Jr

Everyone has seen that recently 'protest' is becoming popular again around the world. And this is a great thing. But we must be careful to understand what it is we are protesting and where our voice really adds value; politicians spin circumstances and try to direct our movement towards things that don't actually stop any of their atrocities, or agendas.

Donald Trump And The Great NFL Distraction

James Fenn | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Sport
James Fenn

One of the more fun types of play you'll see during any NFL game, is the play-action pass. It is an elaborate fake, involving the QB pretending to hand the ball to the running back while actually concealing the fact they have kept the ball and intend to throw it downfield for a touchdown. When it's done well it's deadly, making the defender think one thing is going on, when they should be worried about something else entirely.

Trump's Condemnation Of The America He Encouraged

James Woods | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Politics
James Woods

The problem is the alt-right is not keen to debate and reason, they hate political correctness, love Trump and probably won't read evidence based arguments against the things they believe in. I feel the only way we can fight this kind of hatred is by shaming those who do it, make those who parade Nazi flags and racist slogans around our streets feel ashamed of their vile views and make sure they know it is not socially acceptable to be racist or homophobic. We need to stamp out hatred peacefully and do it quickly before it catches.

White Nationalists Such As Those In Charlottesville Have No Platform For Free Speech

Jordan Marley | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK
Jordan Marley

The only way to defeat the white nationalists we saw this weekend is through confrontation. Talking and appeasing never has, and never will, work against Nazis. To simply let fascism walk through our streets and say, "well they have freedom of speech, so even though I disagree, I will let them tote swastikas and perform Nazi salutes" is an insult not just to your own, but to veterans across the world who constantly fought Nazism throughout the 20th Century. We must confront them. We must not let them spread their hateful ideology further. There is no place in a modern-day society for such backwards beliefs, and this is why we all must stand up to them and show them that Nazism will be defeated again and will never be prevalent.

The Joy Of Travel!

Frank Brehany | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

I have spent the last few weeks travelling in Europe, principally in Italy. I have seen many wonders to refresh the soul, but as you travel through popular Cities and Resorts, you cannot escape the throng that is now modern day tourism. Each day, resorts are awash with the daily influx of holidaymakers, eager it seems to tick off that sight or experience from their bucket list.

Ten Steps To Anarchism

Carne Ross | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics
Carne Ross

I used to believe in "the system": the political and economic structure of what we might call western democracy and capitalism. I worked for it: for many years, I was a diplomat for my country. I resigned from government over the Iraq war. I began a political journey. I no longer believed in the system I represented. But what would work instead? To my great surprise, I came to think that anarchism is the answer.

The People Vs Donald Trump

Samir Dathi | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Politics
Samir Dathi

The tide is turning in favour of social justice, but the war is far from over. The global rise of the Far Right is a morbid symptom of an economic order that's been in irretrievable crisis since the 2008 crash. The bailed-out system lumbers on zombie-like, kept animated by austerity and racist scapegoating.

Racism Has Become An Accepted Part Of Political Discourse

Rabbil Sikdar | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics
Rabbil Sikdar

If he arrives and they march, I will be there with my placard with thousands of others to remind the white nationalists that we are still here. This is our home and they can never make us go away.

Those Who Can, Protest

Hayley Meachin | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Hayley Meachin

Depending on which side of the political fence you're on, we're either teetering on the brink of oblivion or the future's so bright we gotta wear shades. In the midst of fake news and social media firestorms about even the most seemingly innocuous comment, it can be hard to know what to think about any issue. Equally, it can be a brave act to express an opinion when you run the risk of being trolled to within an inch of your life, or worse.

Why Our Right To Vote Is The Key To Global Justice

John Bunzl | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

If there's one thing global justice activists have given up on, it's the vote. With citizens losing faith in party politics and Green parties far from power, over the past few decades activists and campaigners have increasingly turned to other tools like lobbying, protesting, occupying, petitioning and direct action.

Kendall Jenner's Slammed Pepsi Ad Is Proof Advertising Needs Diversity

Philip Ellis | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Philip Ellis

It isn't necessarily a bad thing for brands to want to be involved in activism. They have the money and the influence to potentially drive real change forward. But throwing Muslim photographers, Asian cellists and transgender activists into the supporting cast of a Kendall Jenner publicity stunt is not the way to go about it.

Article 50: Why We 'Remoaners' Won't Go Quietly

Frederika Roberts | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

29th March 2017 is a dark day and I believe those that brought it about will not be remembered kindly by history, regardless what happens next. For as long as we are still in the EU, millions of us will continue to voice our opinion and to fight for the UK to remain in the EU. And if we do leave, we will campaign to re-join.

Researches Climate Change, Funds Climate Change: Why Fossil Free UCL Will Escalate

Olivia Goldin | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics
Olivia Goldin

As a society, we must push all energy companies to become accountable green investors and contribute meaningfully to the global shift away from fossil fuels. Until they do so, we will continue to intensify pressure on our institutions to reject an industry that compromises all of our futures in the name of profit - and, ultimately, remove its social license to operate.

What Does Trumpism Look Like In The UK?

Kerry Abel | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Kerry Abel

If you are a Birmingham resident, we encourage you to lobby your MP and local councillor to object to these extremists marching in the centre of Birmingham and being given public properly to do so, you can use our model letter to contact your local representative.

I've Worked Hard In The NHS For 17 Years But Since Brexit I've Felt Like A Second Class Citizen

Joan Pons Laplana | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Joan Pons Laplana

17 years ago, I was warmly invited to build my life here. I was told it was my home from home. I was told I could settle down, marry a Brit and make my life here. Yet today I am told I'm a foreigner and should go back where I come from.

5 Things Anti-Trump Protesters Are Getting Wrong

Sam White | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Sam White

Donald Trump's election has sent progressives into a tailspin, and there have been numerous protests against the new president. But not everyone share...

Arts Must Be At The Forefront Of The Fight Against Fascism

Nir Paldi | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nir Paldi

Photographer: Jack Offord It looks like in the next few years all of us who believe in human rights and peace will need to do a lot of protesting. We...

Will The Culture That Paved The Way For A Reality TV Star President Be The Culture To Bring Him Down?

Juno Lily Kelly | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Juno Lily Kelly

During Saturdays' Screen Actors Guild Awards, Mahershala Ali and the 'Stranger Things' cast joined the trope of Hollywood actors who have spoken out against Donald Trump's authoritarian leadership. Despite being stereotypically preoccupied with gold-plated awards, fashion shows and film premiers, dozens of influential public figures have recently exhibited their political zeal, triggered by the 'inhumane' and 'un-American' actions of the United States 45th President.

The Government's Betrayal Of Refugees, And Us

Arthur Peirce | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Arthur Peirce

The history of Syria is not a peaceful one, even before the current civil war, Syria had been ruled by the iron fist of dictators, the people suffering from heavy sectarian violence. Though the land it occupies has been home to people for thousands of years, the country of Syria is less than a century old, and herein lies the key to its bloody history.

Why Trump Won't Tear Us Apart (In Britain, At Least)

Steve Ballinger | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Steve Ballinger

Stopping Trump will be difficult - he is, after all, the elected President of the United States - and it is largely the job of his opponents on the other side of the Atlantic. Making clear what we think of his policies, and their impact on people in the UK and all over the world, is more achievable. Most importantly, we should be more ambitious in defining that 'we'.

What's Up With Democracy?

Robin Bunce | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Bunce

We are right to value democracy, and to demand free, fair, regular, competitive elections. But an election is not an end in itself. Elections do not guarantee freedom or good outcomes. Democracy is much more likely to function well, when the rights of all are guaranteed by independent courts, even if this offends the majority. And elected governments are much less likely to become tyrannical when the people keep tabs on them through a free press, and when people are willing to protest. In fact, and this is not an alternative fact, every healthy democracy needs trouble makers.

Fight Trump's Hate And Keep Fighting It

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

As well as protesting we also need to focus on putting good into the world. We need to build bridges between communities. We need to make minority groups feel they do belong in the countries they live in, despite what the hate press and divisive politicians say. This doesn't have to be on a grand scale, even eye contact and a smile can help eradicate the invisible barriers that the far right hate has erected.

Our Children Deserve Better Than Political Apathy

Maddy Matthews | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

I can't afford to be politically apathetic anymore. I have a daughter, who is almost three, and I need to set an example. I need to show her that if there is something in this world that you think is unjust, the last thing you should do is "suck it up" and ignore it.

To Those Who Say That Protests And Petitions Are Useless

Selena Drake | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Selena Drake

The long-term impact of consistent and unrelenting protests will not just have a negative impact on Trump himself, but it will damage the very idea of meaningless prejudice and those who act as a mouthpiece for it.

Why We Need To Protest Now More Than Ever

Megan Ward | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Ward

So I'm going to protest tonight. Theresa May is probably going to pay no attention. This is the woman who wanted to make a list of foreign workers after all, so her refusal to condemn the 'Muslim ban' wasn't exactly a big surprise. But I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't try. I protest so I can sleep at night, knowing I stood up and made my voice heard. Will you be able to do the same?