UK Protests

Suits vs Nappies? I'll Take a New Brand of Politics

Chris Good | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Good

I will be honest with you. I'm baffled by politics. So much so that, even with my belief that one can write about anything after devoted research, to put any political opinion of my own out into the world just feels dangerous and dumb. I'd only be told that I know too little to comment effectively, which is probably true...

Hong Kong's Protests Are Back In Spectacular Fashion...

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters poured back into one of Hong Kong's main roads on Friday for a pro-democracy rally, reviving the civil disobedience movement a...

Why Democracy Won't Win in Hong Kong, But Why You Should Watch the Show Anyway

Alessandro Fiorotto | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Fiorotto

It is unlikely that these demonstrations seen today in Hong Kong will bring about significant change. Nevertheless, whether you are a democracy advocating global citizen, a government looking at how best to peacefully manage demonstrations, or just someone interested in international politics and what life in a future, more developed, China might look like, today's protests are a significant event worth watching closely.

Exploited Workers in Hong Kong Went on Strike This Week to Call for Pro-Democracy

Martin Gemzell | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Martin Gemzell

Seven years ago China promised 2017 elections by universal suffrage for Hong Kong. In a referendum this summer hundreds of thousands of voters demanded open nomination of candidates. Yet Beijing in August said only candidates approved by a selection committee would be allowed to stand.

Louise Ridley

Now, This Is How You Live Tweet Breaking News...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Take a lesson in tweeting social movements from one of Twitter's co-founders, Jack Dorsey, who has headed back to his hometown of St Louis to live-twe...

The Problem With Protests: 'A Recurring Disease'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Najite Phoenix

I see protests in the same way that I see pain killers. In the sense that, they temporarily get rid of the symptoms or ease the pain, but they never eradicate the root of the problem. And unless the problem is properly seen to, it will just keep coming back. Which is why we need to heal society's issues by nurturing society's roots.

Art and Design of Protest Movements in Disobedient Objects, Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Disobedient Objects has to be the most exciting, dynamic and emotive exhibition I've seen at the V&A. The purpose of this display is to examine the incorporation and evolution of art and design in protest movements across the world and it's very much the first exhibition to attempt this.

On the Brink of Extinction in Russia

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Bacciarelli

With rights groups shut down, opposition activists shut away and those attending public gatherings and protests potentially criminalised, Putin's government is overseeing a human rights dark age for Russians - no matter what message their placard bears.

Being Politicians, Not Protestors

Simon Stevens | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

I would like to propose that there are two main styles of campaigning, which are protesting and being political, with a small p. Protesting is about throwing metaphorical, and sometimes actual, stones at the windows of whoever they have an issue with.

President Maduro Is Calling for Peace and Dialogue - It's Opposition Extremists That Want Violence

Álvaro Sánchez | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Álvaro Sánchez

Once again Venezuelans face violent and unconstitutional attempts to destabilize the country and oust the elected government. Sadly, this fits a pattern witnessed time and again since Hugo Chavez first came to power in a landslide victory in 1998...

Crimea on the Brink: No Velvet Divorce for Polarised Peninsula

The Conversation UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

These are dangerous times in Crimea. While the ongoing crisis in Ukraine has exposed the division between the country's pro-Western and pro-Russian populations, another divide is more clear-cut and arguably more imminently threatening: the divide between supporters and opponents of separatism in Crimea.

Lucy Sherriff

Nearly 3,000 Students Attending Mass Protest Against Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The Huffington Post UK will be live blogging today's protest. Please send pictures in to ukstudenteds@huffingtonpost.com or tweet us @HPUKStudents...

Thailand's Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament Amid Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Thailand's parliament has been dissolved by its beleaguered prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, who called a snap election, amid mass demonstrations ...

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...

Rosia Montana and Dirty Politics

Stephen McGrath | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen McGrath

Rosia Montana is an ancient Romanian village sitting on Europe's largest gold deposit: 315 tonnes of a metal that currently fetches around $1,200 per ...

What Really Makes Millennials Tick?

Matt Carter | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Carter

Millennials, or the cohort of young people who came of age around the time of the year 2000, are an often written about and yet still much misundersto...

Why Do They Keep Shooting?: A Look at the Riot Officer's Mentality

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Gil Kazimirov

Why do individual riot officers who may sympathise with the causes of protesters continue to use force to suppress them? How can officers shoot at a protest that they could have been a part of, had they not chosen to become members of the police? They too experience injustices, have families that must be fed and educated and hold opinions on social and political issues.

University Bans Students From Protesting

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's largest university has banned students from protesting - and has threatened legal action if students do not comply. SEE ALSO: University ...

Top Five Damage Control Tips... From an Oligarchic Government

Boyan S. Benev | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Boyan S. Benev

What can we learn about damage control from an oligarchic government? Great question. A guiding light in the field of damage control PR can be found in the current Bulgarian government who, for the past six weeks has ardently held fast against the reasonable demands of its people.

Fracking Opponents 'Dancing In Street'

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Anti-fracking protests at an exploratory drilling site in the English countryside has taken on a festival atmosphere as the demonstration enters its 1...

Hague Urges Egypt To Free Morsi

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today made a direct appeal to the Egyptian authorities to release ousted president Mohammed Morsi. In a phone call ...

Tory Peer Invited To 'Desolate' Region

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A Tory peer who branded the North East of England as "desolate" has been invited to visit the region and has even been offered the chance to stay in a...

Fracking 'Won't Ruin Countryside'

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

The boss of energy company Cuadrilla has said it has "no intention of ruining the countryside and won't ruin the countryside" as anti-fracking protest...

US Calls For Egyptian Army To Release Mohamed Morsi

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK

The United States has called on Egypt's armed forces to free former President Mohamed Morsi, deposed in a coup after violent protests against his regi...

'Put Down Disabled Children' Councillor Has Resigned, Again

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

A councillor who suggested disabled children should be "put down" comparing them to deformed livestock has resigned for a second time in less than six...