Privacy v Security: The sacrifices we’re all making

How the Investigatory Powers Act entrenched highly intrusive digital surveillance in the UK with barely an eyebrow raised Surya Kumaravel UCL Law Graduate It’s been a tumultuous few years in UK politics, with a lot of attention being given to the massive issues surrounding Brexit and the drama of political infighting in both major political…

Five Songs that reflect the Trump Era

Ellioté Long Culture Editor Nina Simone once said that it is an artist’s duty to reflect the times, and her affirmation is as important today as it ever was. Since the early days of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, we have seen some excellent responses to the racism, misogyny, trans-misogyny, ableism, islamophobia, homophobia and other rubbish…

Election expectations and reality: how human rights are affected

Ben Cartwright, UCL Amnesty Society President The 2017 general election was widely expected to be Theresa May’s way of obtaining a landslide majority and giving her an opportunity to transform Britain and its human rights legal framework. However, after the results came in and Britain faced a hung Parliament, the Conservatives’ ability to change Britain…

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…