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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...

by Edie Clee Since its conception in 2013, Spain’s far-right party, Vox, has enjoyed an unprecedented rise to the forefront of Spanish politics. Going from being a relatively unknown political entity only 6 years ago, to now being Spain’s third biggest political party after a shocking performance in the recent...

by Abbie Sharp Scrolling through the Instagram tag for #탈코 gives an insight into what one of the newest and fastest growing South Korean feminist movements is all about. 탈코 (tal-ko), short for 탈주 코르셋 (tal-ju co-reu-set) – ‘escape the corset’ in English – is a movement that seeks to...

by Lucy Little As I frantically wrote my application to become a language assistant with British Council in Mexico, I rambled on about Frida Kahlo, the film Roma, the food.  As I got further along in the application process I started to realise how much I didn’t know about Mexico....

by Nayab Fahim Most people are unaware of how the Kashmir conflict came into existence. The conflict is a result of a historical dispute between two nuclear armed neighbours: India and Pakistan. The conflict persisted with both countries claiming the region as their own, following partition in 1947. Maharaja Hari...

by Olivia McGhie ‘On me prendra au sérieux quand je serai morte’ – ‘They’ll take me seriously when I’m dead’ The streets and grand boulevards of Paris, rich with culture and romance, enmeshed and entwined with the stories and love affairs of great writers and philosophers have been plastered with...

by Zahra Iqbal When we think of Spain, we think of sun, sangria and good food. ‘Oh, you’re living in Spain for a year, that’s amazing’ is something I heard a lot before moving out here. I’ve felt safer here, in Madrid, than I’ve ever felt walking through Hyde Park...

by Ben Davis In May 1993, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by the United Nations in response to mass atrocities that took place in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Reports depicting horrendous crimes, in which thousands of civilians were being killed and wounded, tortured...

by Eimear O’Donoghue Northern Ireland has been slow to evolve when it comes to human rights issues. It is not reflective of our society, but of our stagnant sectarian politics and a lack of political accountability. With the absence of a devolved government in Northern Ireland since January 2017, the...

by Kwan Yee Wong The 2019 Hong Kong Protests has extended far beyond a hundred days. The amendment of the extradition law in Hong Kong has been the fuse for citizens to stop withstanding the pro-Beijing government. The government has failed to implement policies that are truly democratic for the...