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Is The West Failing To Uphold Their Response To Protect (R2P) Commitmnt

Lewis Barton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

Western states have always prioritised domestic responsibilities over international ones, as all countries do. However, the gap between these responsibilities has never seemed so wide. Recent political events seem to suggest a possible cultural shift when it comes to Western states becoming embroiled with an international crisis.

The Evidential Argument Against The Death Penalty

Iris Maxfield | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

While President Trump continues to describe fact checkers as fake news it is vital to uphold our relationship with the truth, keeping communication avenues open between different sides of an argument as opposed to ignoring those we perceive as enemies and working to understand solutions together.

Containing President Trump

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

It becomes clearer with each Tweet, Executive Order and press conference that the United States is in the throes of a chaotic attempted counter-revolution led - at least in name - by the President.

Mr. America Wants To Be Alone - Let Him Be

Jide Rotilu | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jide Rotilu

During the early period of the Obama presidency, there was a prevalent word that went around news cycles and administration officials; the word "unprecedented". The same word cannot mean the same today as it did in 2008. We cannot define this new America as simply unprecedented. This is a dangerously unprecedented America.

13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

13th is a documentary film produced by Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, exploring the history of racial inequality in the US, that has manifested itself in dif...

Intellectual Dishonesty Has Hijacked Hope In America

Alessandro Lanuto | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Alessandro Lanuto

Call it naïve. Certainly, on some issues this may be impossible. And undoubtedly, Trump's atavistic policies will tempt us back to comfortingly familiar battle lines. But if we continue to succumb to the intellectual dishonesty that divides us, come January 20, 2021 "alternative facts" will be the least of our worries.

Transparency In A Post-Truth World

Carry Somers | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Style
Carry Somers

For Fashion Revolution, truth means transparency and transparency implies honesty, openness, communication and accountability. Transparency means that if human rights or environmental abuses are discovered, it is far easier for relevant stakeholders to understand what went wrong, who is responsible and how to fix it. It also helps unions, communities and garment workers themselves to more swiftly alert brands to human rights and environmental concerns.

Maine Makes History By Scrapping First Past the Post

Katie Ghose | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

As the world analyses the result of the US Presidential election, there's one result you might have missed. On Tuesday one state made a symbolic breakthrough: Maine became the first US state to scrap First Past the Post.

Hillary Clinton Was The Wrong Candidate Against Donald Trump

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Instead of choosing their own insurgent who defined himself as a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders, they chose the establishment- personified figure, Hillary Clinton. How dumb was that?

Electoral Reform Is Making Waves Across The Atlantic

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

There's something in the air, it seems. As I write, electoral reformers in Canada and the US have a real chance of securing a fairer voting system. As...

Let History Judge The Vandalism Of Trump's Star

Janet Awe | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Janet Awe

A talented music composer and lovely friend of mine, Stuart Wood, moved to LA from London, three years ago. It's been very interesting to follow his a...

The West, Putin And Extraordinary Double Standards

Phil Jones | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Phil Jones

I don't like Vladimir Putin. All his macho posturing. His authoritarian style. His apparent disregard for civilian casualties in Syria. His ugly and clumsy approach to politics and international diplomacy. It all leaves me cold.

Syria, Yemen And How Double Standards Block The Path to Peace

Alistair Burnett | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

As the siege of Syria's second city Aleppo intensifies again and the Saudi campaign in Yemen grinds on, there is an urgent need for the main powers to get back round the table and at least agree to stop fuelling the conflicts. But this week has shown that prospect seems remote.

Devil Dentist Now Schoolgirl Slayer - Why Do People Get Off On Killing Our Wildlife?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Looking at giraffes specifically, it is estimated that they've lost around 40% of their wild populations in the last 15 years alone. That hardly sounds like they need Aryanna's, or indeed anyone's bows and rifles pointing in their direction right now.

Donald Trump Is Like A Parasite 'Injected Into Republican Party' Says Strategist

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK

Donald Trump is like a parasite that has been injected into the Republican Party and his candidacy could damage the party’s ability to win elections...

On Leslie Jones and Racism as Usual: Another Chapter of Twitter Depravity

Julian Vigo | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julian Vigo

It is hardly surprising that Black Lives Matter is a cultural and social imperative after the slew of media reports of black men and women being gunne...

Orlando: Now We Must Stand Together to Prove That Hate Doesn't Win

Suki Sandhu | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Suki Sandhu

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this today. On 12th June 2016, the world was subjected to the most violent singular attack on the LGBT+ community in recent history. My heart goes out to the victims of this tragedy, but also to their friends, families, the LGBT+ community, and every person in this world who believes in freedom and liberty - because this was also an attack on them.

Racism in Sentencing From Stanford to London

Julian Vigo | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Nostradamus is reputed to have foretold the atrocities of Hitler, the atomic bomb, the even the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.  But reading throu...

Muslims Who Support Donald Trump Explain Why

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

Despite Donald Trump saying Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, some American Muslims actually support him. Nedal Tamer, a Musli...

Well Done PayPal - North Carolina's New Law Is Tragically Regressive

Suki Sandhu | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Politics
Suki Sandhu

We are on the cusp of major change. Strong leadership has the power to join up conversations around LGBT+ diversity and inclusion, talent management, marketing and brands as well as trust and reputation. And by integrating the diversity agenda into a business' core, it becomes a powerful force in business and society for good.

Watch The Moment Protester Gets Sucker Punched In The Face At Trump Rally

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

A protester has been assaulted at a Donald Trump rally in the US, in dramatic scenes that were captured on camera. The man, who was demonstrating agai...

The Google Tax is Not for Google, says Google

Andrea Giuricin | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrea Giuricin

In the latest example of the impunity Google acts with in its dealings with governments, it has declared that the UK's recently created "Google tax" i...

Donald Trump Doesn't Seem To Know Who The KKK Are

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has publicly refused to condemn the white supremacist group Ku Klux Klan, claiming he knows "nothing" about them. Various white suprem...

School Apologises For Holding Black Students-Only Assembly On Dangers Of Being In A Gang

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A school in the US has apologised after it singled out black students to attend an assembly on the dangers of joining a gang. Maumelle High School ...

Game Designers Are Seeking Your Vote in 2016 - Time to Unleash Your Inner Machiavelli!

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Naturally, mine's not the only game this election cycle exploring the ways politics can be gamified. Here are four games currently seeking your vote (and cash)....