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Manchester’s New Engels Statue: A Reflection Of Socialism In Modern Britain Or A Relic Of Soviet Totalitarianism?

A statue of the German philosopher and writer, Friedrich Engels, has been erected in Manchester by British artist Phil Collins as part of his ‘Ceremony’ project for the Manchester International Festival. The arrival of the statue has served to raise questions about the state of socialism in contemporary British politics, […]

Will ‘Black Lives Matter’ In Britain Too?

Last Monday, around 150 protesters brought a London high street to a standstill in protest of the death of Rashan Charles. Charles, a 20-year-old father, died after being chased and apprehended by local police in the city. CCTV footage, which has been widely circulated online, allegedly shows Charles entering a […]

Humanitarian Development In The Press Conferences But Not Enough On The Table At This Year’s G20

It was with an expected degree of irresolution that this year’s G20 Summit concluded in Hamburg, Germany, following discussions held over July 7th and 8th. Questions of Donald Trump’s presidency, in particular, dominated media coverage of the event as the American president engaged in publicized one-on-one meetings with Russia’s Vladimir […]

The Struggle For Peace: Are Treaties Effective In Diminishing The Threat Of Nuclear Violence?

According to the United Nations Office For Disarmament Affairs, nuclear weapons are among some of the most dangerous weapons of mass destruction on earth. Atomic bombs have the ability to obliterate cities, to kill millions, and to destroy the environment in the process. In an effort to end the development of […]

Brexit: Britain’s Modern, Dunkirk-Style Evacuation From Europe?

Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated film ‘Dunkirk’ hit cinemas this week, to widespread critical and popular acclaim. The film plunges viewers into the chaotic race to evacuate the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from northern France in 1940, as the Nazi Blitzkrieg encircles hundreds of thousands of men and the fall of France […]

The Laptop Ban On Flights: A New Tool Of Division

In March 2017 both the U.S. and the U.K. instituted a ban on large electronic devices being taken onto flights as hand luggage on flights coming from a variety of Muslim countries. Whilst phones are still permitted on these flights, larger items, such as Kindles, tablets, and laptops are prohibited […]