POLICY EXPERT: “We are in charge of our own crisis”

Guest contributor and first year Politics and Eastern European Studies student at UCL , Stanislaw Krawiecki, shares his thoughts on the current refugee crisis in Europe, in particularly Poland’s role in the crisis… On the one hand- the refugee crisis, one of the defining processes of the contemporary reality in Europe, largely shaping the development of a new…

What Hinders Deep Discussion Of the New Syrian Constitution?

So this Tuesday, we’ve decided to suspend our central health piece in place of this article shared by Sophie Mangal, Editor of Inside Syria Media Centre, all the way from West Chicago, Illinois. ISMC does a lot of important work, mainly centred around dispelling the myths about the current situation and advancements in Syria through…

OPINION: “Brexit is a downward train going nowhere…”

Global Politics editor, Alex Stephenson, shares his thoughts about the implications of Brexit   It’s been touted Brexit is a train crash in slow motion. To say so is wrong – Brexit is a series of multi-car pile ups, slowly converging to create one nebulus of political insanity. Many crashes are accidental, and may amount to…

And the Fight Continues: What on earth is a “women’s strike”?

Elliote talks about just how some women are commemorating IWD… Every year, the 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. Like Mothers’ Day, and similar observances, many see the 8th March as a day to celebrate women in all our shining glory and to congratulate us on the ‘special’ role we play in the lives…

The Truth about Ukraine

Guest Contributor and Ukrainian Native Anna Tarasenko writes this telling and controversial piece on the falsities of the Ukrainian reality from her perspective…. As early as 5 years ago, responses to “I am from Ukraine”, would usually see me hear things like: “That’s part of Russia, right?” Ukraine as a country was unknown, despite gaining its independence some 25…

Amor Es Amor: The fight for marriage equality in Mexico

Culture Editor Elliote Long, reflects on the current situation in Mexico and discusses the realities of true marriage equality within the nation…     In 2009, Mexico City made history by becoming the first city in Latin America to approve marriage equality for LGBT+ people. Last month, LGBT+ activists in the capital were celebrating again…

“Never again” is happening right now

Culture Editor, Elliote Long, rounds off our ‘In response to a week in politics’, with a retrospective warning of the future path in worlds Just one week into his presidency, Donald Trump has signed a ‘Muslim Ban’. It’s an executive order which bans citizens of seven muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and…

‘May I take this for you?’- Trump grabs May’s hand and her integrity

Last Saturday, The Amnesty asked for Guest submissions ‘In response to a week in Politics, Guest contributor Rory Bennett, shared his thoughts on the ‘Special Relationships’ and its implications for British foreign policy… Disheartening as the current political landscape seems with the latest results in democratic countries signalling the end, it seems, of the complacent…

In response to foreign policy: A very British resistence

Kick-starting our ‘In response’ submissions in 2017, guest contributor Eliana Kessler, talks about how the British public have chosen to express their dissent…     President Trump’s first two weeks have been a dire whirlwind of regressive, alt-right, protectionist and outright racist policies. The week began with Trump erasing the existence of climate change, pulling…

Boko Haram: Terror personified

Guest contributor, and UCLU Amnesty International Publicity Officer, Anna Wilken tells the story of the dark and persistent attack from Nigerian Terrorism cell Boko Haram.     *Chilling context: The chilling attack and burning alive of local villagers, including children, and the persistent sieges on refugee camps make it clear that Boko Haram isn’t an…