Day: July 28, 2017

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,

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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

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Mass Protests Grip The Streets Of Venezuela

This past Thursday, millions of Venezuelans remained home from work in order to participate in a mass strike intended to show displeasure with the regime of President Nicolás Maduro. Government workers were mandated to come in despite the strike, so government-run facilities still continued to operate. However, the strike affected

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Muslim Youth Gather In Istanbul To Support Palestine

Members of student unions and youth organisations from 30 countries assembled in the Turkish city of Istanbul to participate in a two-day conference discussing recent and future developments in the Palestinian territories. Organised by the Turkish-based Anatolian Youth Association, National Youth Foundation and Platform for Youth Movement for Jerusalem and

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