Ellen Holmes


About Ellen Holmes

A graduate in both Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies, with a keen interest in anti-colonialism, postcolonial theory and intersectional feminism.

Freedom Of Press Stifled In Nicaragua Under Ortega Dictatorship

The independent press in Nicaragua continues to be assaulted by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and his family. Following anti-government protests which broke out in April, the government initially tried to control coverage through pressure placed upon media bosses to self-censor. However, in recent months, the assault on press freedoms […]


Aquarius, The Last Mediterranean Refugee Rescue Ship, Ends Operations Amid Pressure From EU States

Rescue and relief organizations SOS Méditerranée and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have recently announced that they are ending the Aquarius refugee rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea. This decision followed the two-month halt to operations that Aquarius has endured following the revocation of its registration. 24 people associated with Aquarius have been […]


‘Extinction Rebellion’ Block London Bridges In Act Of Resistance

The most pressing global issue facing the whole of humanity is climate change. It is a complex phenomenon, consisting of a variety of multilateral issues and effects, with global impacts implicating virtually every human activity. This has motivated the campaign group ‘Extinction Rebellion’ to encourage global leaders to examine and […]


The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Crisis Of White Supremacy In The United States

On Saturday, 27th of October, a gunman entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire, killing 11 people. The suspect has been named as Robert Bowers, a white supremacist terrorist motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-immigration ideology. The attack left six people injured, four of whom were police […]