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…

Haverstock Series: Interview with Richard Ratcliffe | The Ever-Moving Escalator

Haverstock Journalism Club Haverstock Journalism Club spoke to Richard Ratcliffe, husband 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….

Chernobyl 2.0 – A Real Danger or An Irrational Fear?

Dani Podgoretskaya As the Belarussian government finishes construction of the controversial Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant, multiple international experts express their concerns over the project. The Lithuanian energy minister, Zygimantas Vaiciunas, even went as far as calling the project “a threat to our national security, public health, and the environment.” Photo: Ostrovets is to Vinyus as Heathrow…

Syria: A Humanitarian Catastrophe

Natalie Chu In the middle of March this year Syria entered its eighth year of conflict. At this point the crisis has outlasted the second world war by more than 2 years and continues to escalate with ever-growing ferocity. For millions of Syrians, daily life has become a marathon of unparalleled suffering.   A Brief…

Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

Daniel Symons A nauseating insight into the USA’s grossly discriminatory past, present and future. I Am Not Your Negro is in no sense an easy watch, and rightly so. The documentary portrays America’s deeply problematic past with institutionalised racism, and the attitudes and aggressions towards people of colour that this spawned in wider society, which…

Abortion in NI: Everything you need to know

Dessi Eneva In just five days, on 23 October, a cross-party coalition of MPs will propose a bill to Parliament to end the abortion ban in Northern Ireland. Whilst permitted in the UK, paradoxically, abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland. This summer, the High Court ruled that this is in breach of human rights. There…

The CPTPP: A Good Deal for New Zealand?

Samuel J. Heath In March of this year the New Zealand government took the controversial decision of signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership. The CPTPP, in essence a rehashing of the original TPP edited to reflect the withdrawal of the United States, represents a major economic – and geopolitical – evolution for both…

Remember the Value of Freedom

Basti Schnorrenberg “We live a privileged life”. “The current situation in Europe is historically unprecedented”. Phrases like these ones which are often repeated tend to lose their meaning over time. We simply get used to them and, sooner or later, just like the sound of the crickets here in Cyprus make, they become a kind…

The Political Dimensions of the Female Body: Poland on Reproductive Health Rights

Saffy Mirghani Europe is largely permissive of women’s right to abortion: most of its countries present no obstacles to women within their first trimester seeking to carry out the procedure, and access to abortion is typically based on the country’s prevailing societal outlook, as opposed to the stringent imperative of law. While several European countries…