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by Regina Osei-Bonsu France and its overseas territories (Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Réunion and French Guiana) have faced a series of strikes since early December continuing until the present day. While the level of strikes occurring in the mainland (France) has decreased, they have only intensified in Martinique; with no signs...

by Abbie Sharp In the collectivist culture that people are pressured to follow in South Korean society, the loneliness that comes with not fitting perfectly into this culture can be suffocating. In fact, the all-encompassing loneliness and hopelessness in result of this is such a big issue in South Korea....

by Simone Hall As I walk around Sol, the most central part of the Madrid I’m confronted with mannequins that spur anger within me. Blackface. Two white mannequins and a third painted a dirty streaky brown. It’s only a mannequin, one might think. However, the truth is, blackface is an...

by Albin Chaiet In an age of social media, everything is online. Approximately 79% of Americans, or roughly 247 million people, use social media. Every minute, over 300 hours of footage is uploaded on YouTube. These videos have an ever-expanding range: from the latest children’s toy un-boxing, to live footage...

by Azhar Vickland This year has been another year where we have seen human rights abuses and achievements both unfolding, while we continue our fight for the best of humanity. Having spent an entire year of my life at university, I have been given the privilege of trying on different...

by Regina Osei-Bonsu This article aims to share my experience of the prevalent sexism found within the Martinican culture. Also, to shine a light on the culture shock that westerners or those of more liberal and accepting thoughts may face. “You need to teach her how she should be in...

by Lucy Little On the 28th September, the streets of Merida were filled with banners, green scarves and hopeful protesters, fighting to change the law on abortion here in the state of Yucatan. As part of the demonstration, feminist organisations vandalised parts of the city centre, most notably the Monument...

by Zahra Iqbal In my last article I wrote about Catalan independence and how politically turbulent Spain is. Again, rather naively, I thought that after the November elections things will calm down a little. Yet, every day I still see people protesting in city centre of Madrid. Whether it’s about...

by Olivia McGhie The lecture hall is packed, students are sat tightly together in the rows of musty smelling seats, and banners have been flung over the sides of the oval shaped room reading “la précarité tue” (hardship kills). The General Assembly held at the Pierre Mendes Centre here in...