Inside Turkmenistan: No Covid 19? All Is Not What It Seems…

This article explores the situation in the reclusive state of Turkmenistan during the Coronavirus pandemic and the attempts the authoritarian government has been going to in order to supress both the outbreak and the very existence of the virus in the country.

Live Aid or Dead Aid?

13th July 2020 On the surface Live Aid may seem to be a success story, one which the West can be proud of. As we delve deeper however, we see that there is much that is problematic about Live Aid and what it represents… Today marks 35 years since the legendary Live Aid concert onContinue reading “Live Aid or Dead Aid?”

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A Swiss Glimpse of the ‘New Normal’

In this article, Emily Beringer discusses her experience of the pandemic from her home in Switzerland.

‘Say His Name’: #BlackLivesMatter One Month On.

Yesterday marked one month since the death of George Floyd on 25th May, 2020. In this article, I examine what the #BlackLivesMatter movement has achieved and how much further we will have to go.

Blood Money: 9 Major Corporations Which Profited From the Nazis

The #BlackLivesMatter movement has brought a new backlash against figures associated with the slave trade. The toppling of Edward Colston’s statue by protesters in the city of Bristol, has incited debate about other historical figures with monuments across the world, including founder of the scout movement Baden-Powell who was, amongst other things, a prominent Nazi sympathiser. However, should we be more concerned about the huge multinational corporations whose forerunners actively profited from the Holocaust and whose names still dominate their industries? I think the answer is yes. Here are nine major corporations, all still in existence in various forms, who profited from the Nazis.

Myth-Busting Propaganda

After having seen this ‘Racist Britain?’ post shared by people on social media several times in the space of a few hours, I decided to deconstruct it its highly problematic (and racist) underpinnings…

Contemplations on Corona I: Zoning in and out in London’s Zone Two

Sitting at my kitchen table looking out at the flower-potted garden, I contemplate my situation. My mum bustles by with a basket of freshly laundered clothes, ready to hang from our spindly little olive tree and the garden chairs. Dad’s voice, accompanied by the digitalised buzzing of his colleagues echoes down the stairs, zoomed inContinue reading “Contemplations on Corona I: Zoning in and out in London’s Zone Two”