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Sarah Everard’s Death Strikes a Sombre Chord with Women

What happened to Sarah Everard? On the evening of March 3 2021, 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard disappeared in South London. She began walking home from a friend’s house but never made it home. A fear every woman knows. Everard left Clapham and is believed to have walked through Clapham common, on her journey home …

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State v Chauvin: 11 Months Since the Killing of George Floyd

The Background Almost one year ago, on 25th May 2020, George Floyd was killed during his arrest in Minneapolis. Suspicion had been raised by a cashier in a grocery store that Floyd was attempting to pay for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. 4 police officers from the Minneapolis Police Department attended the scene, including …

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The Ethics of Censorship: Is it Wrong to Ban Politicians from Social Media?

Big Tech bosses were forced into making the decision to ban Trump’s social media accounts, following the storming on the US Capitol on the 6th January 2021. The attack placed a gruesome bookend on Trump’s tenure and symbolised the violent polarity of US politics.  A rational leader would have immediately denounced the insurrectionists as thuggish …

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Reddit vs Wall Street: Meme Stocks and Market Manipulation Kick off 2021

Here’s how the GameStop saga began and what could happen next… The Reddit campaign that fuelled Wall Street chaos On January 13, a Reddit forum called WallStreetBets began boosting GameStop stocks. The campaign, led by Redditors, aimed to champion the cause of retail investors and teach Wall Street a lesson by pushing up shares that short …

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Could Face Trials In The Hague For Ecocide

Jair Bolsonaro, the 38th president of Brazil could face charges in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for “ecocide” and crimes against humanity. Amazon deforestation has spiked a shocking 50% since the far-right President was elected in 2018. William Bourdon, a French lawyer, has submitted a request on behalf of human rights groups and indigenous leaders …

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Britain’s Systemic Sexual Harassment Problem: What Can Be Done?

TW: RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE What are the figures? In a recent study by UN Women UK, it was found that 97% of 18- to 24-year-old women have faced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime. The same survey also found that 80% of women, from all ages, have been subject to public sexual …

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MPs Vote in Favour of the Controversial Policing Bill

The controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons by 359-263. It will now go to the committee and report stage where MPs will pick at its most controversial elements and attempt to make amendments to it. It will then return to the Commons for a third reading, …

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Is Blood Donation Finally Entering The 21st Century?

Blood donations and transfusions save and improve thousands of lives every year. The donation criterion is expanding hopefully allowing more volunteers to donate blood. Currently, around an estimated 825,000 to 900,000 people donate blood each year. On 14 December 2020, Matt Hancock announced that there would be changes surrounding the donation of blood by men …

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