Category: Politics

  • Women changing the world pt. 1: Beatrice Mtetwa

    Women changing the world pt. 1: Beatrice Mtetwa

    Beatrice Mtetwa should be one of the first lawyers you think of when elucidating the world of intelligent fighters who reign at the forefront of protecting freedom of speech, freedom of the press and inherent to those, our basic rights to expression and calling out abuse when it happens. All journalists whom consider themselves such, […]

  • Women changing the world pt. 2: Farhana Yamin

    Women changing the world pt. 2: Farhana Yamin

    Farhana Yamin is an internationally recognised environmental lawyer, activist, public speaker and author. She’s a powerful force for good helping to change the way world leaders treat the environment, and was a key “kingmaker” in terms of policy when it came to the UN Paris Agreement. Currently, she sits on the board at Greenpeace. She […]

  • Why The North Is A Petri Dish (Spoiler: It’s Not)

    Why The North Is A Petri Dish (Spoiler: It’s Not)

    The North of England saw its luck plummet in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic only served to crystallise the long term issues at the micro-level of local UK governments typically being “unable” to manage their budgets regardless of council tax increases, and central governments “not giving” them any. Oh so wait – scratch that.  Add in: […]

  • Henry Rollins is still the punk political legend he always was

    Henry Rollins is still the punk political legend he always was

    Henry Rollins is one of my heroes. Lead singer, novelist, spoken poet, comedian, actor, activist, journalist  – and definitely not in the UK often enough – even though it’s taken the guy a while to learn to love the place (as he so often explains, it’s a case of finding all the non-racists and non-idiots)… […]

  • These Are Not Feminist Words (Spoiler: They Are)

    These Are Not Feminist Words (Spoiler: They Are)

    That’s a title, right there. These are not feminist words. The reason why I have used this title including that loaded gun ‘Feminist’ will become clear as you read, as you might generally hope with a title and its succeeding article. So. I had the unfortunate coincidence of overhearing a conversation wherein the following phrase […]

  • The Most Underrated Alien Short Film, Ever

    The Most Underrated Alien Short Film, Ever

    You’ve found it! This is the short film which District 9, produced by Peter Jackson, is based on. Not a lot of people know this – and it’ll sore you extra points in your next quiz, for sure. If you’ve seen District 9, then you’ll recognise this straight away. It’s the same chap’s film after […]

  • Reaction: ‘The Man Who Hated Britain’ aka Daily Mail Witch Hunt

    Reaction: ‘The Man Who Hated Britain’ aka Daily Mail Witch Hunt

    It’s quite the headline. If not a tad – tad – libellous. Thing is, unfortunately media law doesn’t really cover defamation of the dead, which is a shame because zombie-like lawsuits would certainly make law seem much more interesting to the vast majority of people. Now, the storm is particularly blustery because it surrounds the dead […]