UK Protests

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...

Brazil: Economics Before Politics or Politics Before Economics?

Priya Shah | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

The reality is that Brazil is not just developing for itself. If this was the case it would be focusing on provision of public services considerably more. But in an era of globalisation it is staging development for the world and so priorities have changed. Therefore it is easy to criticise the Brazilian government for skewing its development focus, but it has too many actors to please.

Rebuilding Democracy in Brazil - Five Direct Actions

Angelica Mari | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Angelica Mari

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff has finally announced her response to the current troubles in the country. She wants to hold a referendum on political reform and create a pact comprising five pledge areas: political reform, fiscal responsibility and extra spending on health, transport and education.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Nigel Farage A 'Tax Avoider'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 21 June 2013... 1) IS NIGEL FARAGE A 'TAX AVOIDER'? Is the Ukip leader a tax avoider? A user of tax ha...

Victoria's Secret's Models Need to Represent All Body Types Because We All Wear Underwear

Sheila Hageman | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

We have been raised in a society where the only women we see fighting the issues are those labeled as 'feminists' or 'fat' in a demeaning voice. The majority of admired female icons are supermodels in bathing suits adorning sports magazine covers in grocery stores.

Protesting with the Police on Your Side

Boyan S. Benev | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Boyan S. Benev

It seems the world is out on the street, protesting for change. From Taksim Square in Istanbul, through the streets of Athens and Rio to the catastrophe in Syria one theme stands out: protesters clashing with aggressive and often brutal police and government forces.

Gezi Park Protests: The Start of a 'Turkish Spring'?

Professor Alp Ozerdem | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Professor Alp Ozerdem

The Gezi Park protests may provide a chance to clear the air about this disaffection. The prime minister's Office urgently needs to find better ways of communicating with the public. Most of all the prime minister needs to start rebuilding bridges with sceptics, who want to know that the government is not above listening to their concerns.

The Power of the Crowd

Julie Meyer | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julie Meyer

The anti-government protests in Turkey have made one thing clear: Erdogan, the Prime Minister, is not listening to his focus group. As any business owner knows, the thing about focus groups is that you don't always get to choose them. And with new media, you certainly don't get to choose who rates and criticises you in the public sphere.