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…

“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…

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…

Politics in 2016: The Advent of Politicking

Read Global Politics editor Alex Stephenson’s delectable commentary on the bizarre political events of 2016… When I cast my mind back to my expectations  in January 2016, I was cautiously optimistic about a year that promised immense political excitement. Cameron was still Prime Minister; Donald Trump was but a feature on the media’s entertainment page, and…

Cyber Solidarity and the Power of Technology

Do you tweet? I do. I tweet a lot. My twitter profile ranges from human rights to hip hop, football to current affairs. At the end of last year, the UN Internet Summit was hosted in Turkey alongside the Turkish government’s prosecution of twitter users. I feel like I have grown up alongside the progression…