China’s Systematic Alienation of Uighur Muslims

Daniel Symons Tuyoq Village exemplifies Xinjiang’s touristic appeal. But behind the façade of ancient Silk Road oases and vast steppes and deserts lies endemic state sponsored persecution. Photo credits: National Geographic Society For China’s Muslim minority, persecution and state sponsored racism are a daily reality in this majority atheist country. The implementation of so-called ‘re-education camps’…

The Yemen Crisis: An Overview

Samuel Ching Mother and 6-year-old son in a hospital in Hodeida, a Red Sea port city. Source: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters As our attention to the Middle East appears confined to Saudi Arabia’s alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi and to the Islamic State (IS), not many seem to notice that Yemen, in the southernmost of the Arabian…

What’s Up With South Sudan?

Dani Podgoretskaya South Sudan happens to simultaneously be the newest and the least successful country in the world. When the African nation declared its independence on July 9, 2011, the future seemed bright; after a century of conflict and uncertainty, decades of bloody civil war, and years of economic turmoil, South Sudan was finally granted…

Haverstock Series: Interview with Dr Grace Livingstone

Haverstock Journalism Club Haverstock is a co-educational school in Camden Town, North London. Producing political heavyweights including the likes of Ed Miliband, it is not a school that should be cantankerously dismissed. Students are engaged, well informed and mean business. This is the latest in a series of contributions from their students. Greed, corruption, violation…

Why Gaza’s Water Crisis Cannot Be Depoliticised

Emma Faverio A strip of land where 97% of the water has been deemed unpotable. Where citizens must pay exorbitant market prices for bottled water in order to fulfil their basic needs. Where those who cannot afford it, being the majority due to skyrocketing unemployment rates, have to resort to contaminated water. Where the quality…

Haverstock Series: Anne Longfield OBE

HAVERSTOCK JOURNALISM CLUB Anne Longfield, OBE, is the Children’s Commissioner for England. Haverstock is a co-educational school in Camden Town, North London. Producing political heavyweights including the likes of Ed Miliband, it is not a school that should be cantankerously dismissed. Students are engaged, well informed and mean business. This is the latest in a series…

It Is Time to Acknowledge the Sexual Violence at UK Universities

Lara Andrews The endemic sexual harassment and abuse that has been historically ingrained in university culture for the last decades has reached a pinnacle point that can no longer be ignored. In statistics gathered this year by Revolt Sexual Assault, a study of 4,500 people at universities across the UK established that 62% of respondents…

Public Stigmatisation: LGBTQ+ in Asia

Samuel Ching Growing up in Hong Kong, I am used to living in a fairly conservative culture. Many people, particularly teenagers, avoid alcohol. The thinking goes: if you drink alcohol, you are a bad guy. And they avoid clubbing altogether, thinking there is no point to jumping up and down to music. But what really…

A History of American anti-Semitism and its Currents in the Trump Era

Skye Graham-Welton Last month we saw the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. Robert D. Bowers walked into Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue and opened fire on congregants as he yelled, “All Jews must die!” Bowers is so far right that he has refused to support President Donald Trump on the grounds that he…

Haverstock Series: A Letter to Gabriella

Haverstock Journalism Club A letter to Gabriella Ratcliffe, daughter of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian charity worker who has been detained in Iran since 3 April 2016. Haverstock is a co-educational school in Camden Town, North London. Producing political heavyweights including the likes of Ed Miliband, it is not a school that should be cantankerously dismissed. Students are…

Deconstructing the Female Leader

Sophie-Jo Gavin To many, the female leader evokes an image of development and progression – an understandable conception when considering the wealth of nations still yet to witness one. Only 70 of the 193 member states of the UN have ever been led by a woman, and 13 of those leaders held office for less…

Eugenics and Human Rights in the Modern World

Zoe Bodinetz United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 16. Marriage and Family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated. Eugenics is defined as the science of improving a human population by…