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.

MPs Call For Implementation Of Police Officers In British Schools To Tackle Youth Violence

A group of MPs making up the Home Affairs Committee have called for more investment into neighbourhood policing, which includes placing dedicated police officers into “schools in areas with an above-average risk of serious youth violence”, according to BBC News. This would take action in April 2020, as a way […]


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 […]