• SYRIAN CIVIL WAR: THE CURRENT STALEMATE AND FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR THE COUNTRY

    A review of the current stalemate and the future prospects for the Syria which is now 2/3rds under the rule of President Bashar al-Assad....
  • Why Farmers In India Are Still Protesting Eight Weeks On

    Indian farmers have been protesting outside of New Delhi for eight weeks now in retaliation to the new farming laws laid out by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in September of last year....
  • UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights Report On Black Rights

    On Wednesday 11th November, the UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights published a damning report on the government’s failure to implement previous recommendations regarding the protection of human rights in relation to black people. The report focused not only on the stark statistics highlighting the racial inequalities that...
  • Mercy Baguma: A Need For Change

    Abi Kara-Fernandes  On Saturday the body of Ugandan refugee Mercy Baguma was discovered through the sounds of the cries of her malnourished one-year-old son lying next to her. Although the death was initially treated as “unexplained” by Scotland Police, the true cause of this tragedy quickly became evident; the...
  • People And Planet Interview With James Evans

    Impact caught up with MA Philosophy student, James Evans, co-founder of the People & Planet Student action group. In the last week, they launched their Undoing Borders campaign, which aims to decolonise our university by resisting internal borders. Internal borders are often enacted through systems the majority of us...
  • Should We Be Travelling to North Korea?

    Most people would rather spend their holidays relaxing on a beach in the Mediterranean than embarking on a highly restricted tour of one of the most tightly controlled dictatorships in the world. The North Korean government, however, wants to change all that. Hoping to improve its international reputation, The...
  • Human rights in China – where should we stand?

    This week’s headlines depict UK-China relations reaching a “new height”. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s 5-day visit has been documented by a series of ingeniously choreographed photographs of handshakes with various politicians. By the looks of the slick smiles plastered on the faces of all involved, the trip’s purpose to...