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.

What Does The Upcoming Election Mean For The U.K.’s N.H.S.?

As debates between party leaders become more frequent, questions of what is important for the U.K. to consider in the upcoming election are asked. For the past three years, Brexit has dominated political discourse, being arguably the most topical and pressing issue for the U.K.. However, the N.H.S. has maintained […]

Disgust At New Home Office UK Settlement Video 2

In a video on the UK Home Office’s twitter feed on 27 December, the government revealed plans to introduce a policy after Brexit for EU citizens living in the UK to confirm their status and pay to remain in the country. The video outlines the application process, setting out the […]

The Crisis Of Homelessness In Austerity Britain

Last week, amidst the ongoing activity and debates surrounding Brexit in parliament, a homeless man named Gyula Remes was found collapsed just yards from a Parliamentary entrance. Despite receiving medical attention, Remes later died in hospital. Given the accounts from a friend, Remes is said to have recently got a […]

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 […]

Abuse And Death Of Transgender Woman In ICE Detention Highlights Need For Action

A transgender woman, named Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, died in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) in May of this year. At the time of her death there was an outpour of calls for justice for Hernandez, noting the failure of ICE to appropriately support her medical […]

This Is Not Consent: When Will We Stop Blaming Women And Girls?

On the 6th of November, a jury in the criminal court of Cork, Ireland, took an hour and a half deliberating on the outcome of a sexual assault case, to ultimately declare the 27-year-old defendant not guilty of raping a 17-year-old girl. The case itself, and the outcome of an […]

‘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 […]

Taliban Attend Peace Talks In Russia

Russia has hosted talks aimed at brokering peace and ending the war in Afghanistan. The peace talks saw Taliban delegates and members of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (H.P.C.) coming together in Moscow to discuss reconciliation efforts and resolve the destructive conflict that has been ongoing within the country for 17 […]

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 […]