UK Race Report: Why Government-Issued Reports Cannot Be Trusted

Over the past 18 months or so, it seems that issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and intersectionality have finally been brought to the light for many privileged Britons like myself. Activists of these minorities have been trying since the…

Draconian Abortion Laws in Poland

In 1956, Poland legalised abortion in cases in which the woman was living under “difficult living conditions”. In practice, however, women seeking an abortion were almost always accepted and throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, Polish women could simply request an…

How Liberal Governments are Failing the People of Myanmar — and What to Do about It

As you, my dear reader, probably know, a military coup took place in Myanmar in February. Although, you, just like me, might have been too focused on the latest updates following the controversies regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine to dive deep…

Why Period Poverty is a Serious Human Rights Issue

Period poverty is a serious human rights concern. It refers to the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets and washing facilities, and, or, waste management. In combination with a cultural shame and stigmatization attached to menstruation,…

A Bad Time to be a Liberal in Turkey!

The authoritarian regime of Erdogan has begun to increase its oppression of LGBTQ+ members and university students, reaching a level that carrying the LGBTQ+ flags are now deemed to be a  criminal offense by law enforcement. The appointment of a…

Examining the Relationship Between Defunding the Police and Private Gun Ownership

If the horrific events of March 2021 are any indication, gun control is set to remain a hotbed issue in the US for the foreseeable future. In just seven days, the nation experienced a surge of gun violence, bookended by…

Have Racial Hate Crimes in the UK Increased in Numbers, or is it Just our Awareness Being Heightened?

Anyone studying, or who has recently graduated, in the UK will know of the recent crime against a ‘beloved[1]’ professor of financial management in Southampton. Peng Wang was out jogging at around 4pm, when four White younger men drove up…

Recent Events in Russia: Rich and Sometimes Absurd

On January 17, after a long recovery in Germany from the near-fatal attack on his life using the nerve agent “Novichok”, Russian opposition leader and activist Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow. Upon his arrival, he was immediately detained at Sheremetyevo…

Interview with Emmanuel Nsobila from Progressive Youth Movement

How long have you been active in politics in general, and in Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) specifically? I started my politics as a student back at the University in 2010, but officially, I joined Progressive Youth Moment (PYM) in 2012.…