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by Guy Chadwick While the current trajectory of humanity appears to be one of increasing globalisation, the idea of global citizenship still faces considerable resistance today. In 2016, UK Prime Minister Theresa May declared that ‘[i]f you believe you are a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere’,...

by Tilly Brogan I am going to begin my final article by going against everything that my literature professors have ever taught me; with a dictionary definition. According to the Oxford Dictionary, Human Rights are ‘rights which [are] believed to belong to every person.’ I would like to draw special...

by Georgina Davis In a move to combat the country’s low birth rate and declining labour force, Orbán has announced that in exchange for women having four or more children, Hungarian women will no longer have to pay income tax. On the 10th of February Orbán announced at his ‘State...

by Romaana Shakir Studying abroad in a country often known for its corruption, militarized drug wars and violence has really brought its politics to my attention. For those that don’t know, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s recently elected president, has sparked much controversy and debate. AMLO has sworn to fight...

by Georgina Davis Prime Minister Viktor Orbán continues to ignore the EU’s commitment to democracy – and he seems to be getting away with it. As the Hungarian Helsinki Committee has pointed out, many recent laws made in Hungary run ‘counter to values Hungary signed up to when it joined...

Content Warning: This article contains first-hand experience of physical sexual harassment. by Tilly Brogan I’d like to start by saying that I hadn’t planned to write about street harassment this month, but something happened to me a few weeks back that I felt I needed to address. About three weeks...

by Mark Docherty Britain’s political turbulence is hardly going unnoticed, yet many people are unaware of yet another concerning sub-plot to Brexit.  Despite previous assurances that the government will respect the European Convention on Human Rights, the wording of such promises is becoming increasingly vague, and the government refuses to...

by Demi Stubbert It is no secret that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have a dedicated army of censors labouring tirelessly and scrupulously over the world wide web, managing to destroy content that threatens the regime and carefully manipulate information and opinion to the party’s advantage. Since the autonomous arena...

by Tilly Brogan The self-styled “Committees for the Defense of the Republic” (CDR), a pro-independence protest group, has called for a “battle” on Friday 21st December 2018, to stop the Spanish Prime Minister’s weekly Cabinet meeting [which on this day will be held in Barcelona] from going ahead. Via social...