Criminalising Illness: The War on Drugs

Sophie-Jo Gavin The term ‘war on drugs’ denotes a governmental agenda targeting the eradication of drug use; generally labelled by officials as being for the greater good, the efficacy and morality of anti-drug campaigns in practice is debatable as they often carry a dark undercurrent, ranging from institutional racism, as in the United States, to…

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…

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…

“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…