UK Protest

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...

Are ePetitions a Sign of the Times?

Ben Moore | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Ben Moore

My twitter followers can easily track when I'm clearing out my inbox. Every once is a while I go through sundry requests for me to sign petitions, sig...

Keep on Trekking: Anti-Austerity Marches

Rose Gibbs | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Rose Gibbs

What I wonder here, is how these movements are felt and understood when those images never come to light because the cameras are switched off? By Monday no one is even mentioning Saturday's 250,000 strong protest. Does this mean it may well as not have happened? What I am interested in, and keenly aware of as a feminist, is the problem of preaching to the converted.

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

Thomas Hughes | Posted 22.06.2015 | 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.

People vs Austerity: An Assembly of Hope

Zion Lights | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

Two years on and we find ourselves further burdened by cuts and now reeling from the impact of a Tory government, Conned once again by our broken electoral system. So what's the alternative? We organise. We march. We stand.

Less Expletives and More Ideas: How Protests Could Be a Little More Democratic

Charley Bendall | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charley Bendall

It only takes one riled individual setting fire to something they shouldn't to tarnish the entire group. Appearing on the news that night, their cause is lost in a story about out-of-control rebels in violent disarray. If you are that individual, it's simple: leave the spray paint, the petrol and the expletive laden placards at home, and come up with something more purposeful to chant.

The People's Assembly March: A Celebration of Democracy

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

This march is an invitation for people to gather together and exchange ideas, to show solidarity for those suffering the ills of austerity and to exercise their democratic rights. On the 20th June, there will be an important march in London. I hope that all those sympathetic to the cause will get involved and help celebrate the democratic rights that we are so fortunate to enjoy.

Did the Conservatives Really Win the General Election?

Adriano Mérola Marotta | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adriano Mérola Marotta

Since the Conservative party "won" the UK general election on May 7th, people have taken to the streets across the UK in a defiant display of disenchantment with the electoral system and the austerity consensus of the major political parties. The prospect of 5 more years of crippling austerity has prompted many to reclaim the future of UK politics.

'Murderer': Peruvians Label President Over Mine Protest Deaths

Israel Butler | Posted 18.05.2015 | 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.'

We Cannot Fall Silent on the Issue of Government Child Abuse

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
Katie Beswick

We should all be angry. We should all be taking to the streets, chucking washable paint over public memorials. Whatever side of the political divide we fall on we cannot let the endemic abuse of children go without a proper public outcry.

Protestors Want To #ReclaimBrixton - Starting With Foxtons Estate Agent

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK

Protesters stormed town hall and smashed the window of an estate agent following a demonstration today. The window of Foxtons estate agent in Brixt...

LSE Occupy Interviews Owen Jones

Jade Jackman | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Jackman

The room was packed. Students, workers and staff humbly gathered together to listen to tales of resistance from Ray Goodspeed, founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, & Owen Jones, author of Chavs and Guardian columnist...

Is This the Most Dangerous Banner in Britain?

Daniel Brett | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Millions were wringing their hands this week in anxiety over the fate of BBC motormouth Jeremy Clarkson. Meanwhile, on the streets of East London on Thursday night the police were cracking down on Class War's sweary summing up of popular sentiment towards our political leaders, to complete indifference of the media.

Yet More Evidence Nick Clegg Has Lost The Student Vote (And Maybe His Seat)

Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Around 20 students in Sheffield occupied Nick Clegg's constituency office in the name of free and accessible education for all on Wednesday. The L...

Anti-Gay Speaker at Westminster University

Yazy Tauk | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yazy Tauk

How is Westminster University supposed to create a safe space for LGBT students when they are fighting against their own Student Union?

'Fifty Shades Of Grey Glamorises Domestic Violence'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fifty Shades Of Grey "glamorises" domestic violence and dangerously romanticises the idea that women can fix broken men, campaigners have said. Ahe...

In Pictures: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement Reconvenes as Thousands March for Democracy

Tom Grundy | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

Fifty-two days after the main Umbrella Movement 'occupy' camp was cleared, Hong Kong protesters returned to the streets on Sunday for a pro-democracy rally. Organisers say 13,000 took part, whilst police estimated that 6,600 were present.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Our Refusal to Have Children Is One Argument Politicians Can't Ignore

Clare Finney | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Clare Finney

Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.

Trafalgar Square Highlights Taiji

Sharon Bull | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Saturday January 17th 2015, I joined over a thousand people in London's winter sunshine, helping to raise awareness about the truth behind dolphin and whale captivity.

Thousands Attend Anti-Government Protest In Moscow

AP | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as retribution by the Kremlin, settin...