Author: Katie Clarke

An End To Period Poverty In Scotland

On November 24 2020, Scotland made a historic move to end period poverty for women and girls throughout the country, the Scotsman reports. M.P.S. unanimously voted to provide free access to tampons and sanitary pads to all those in need after a long-running campaign. Two years ago, Scotland made history

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White Silence Is Compliance: The Role Of White People In The Black Lives Matter Movement

Inherited privilege allows some men and women to accumulate influence, stature, and wealth, reinforcing beliefs of entitlement. This privilege is normalized, maintained and internalized successfully via institutions such as the police, the criminal justice system and educational systems. However, as we witness the protests lead by the Black Lives Matter

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“Ahmaud Arbery Was A Human Being” – Another Innocent Black Man Falsely Accused As Criminal And Dangerous, Shot Dead Whilst Out Jogging

A 25-year-old man, Ahmaud Arbery, was shot and killed in February whilst out jogging in a residential neighbourhood in the small city of Brunswick, Georgia. However, only now has outrage ensued from more people, after a video purported to show the shooting emerged online on Tuesday, the BBC reports. The

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Say Her Name: Atatiana Jefferson

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a black woman was shot and killed in her own home by a white police officer who was responding to a welfare check, after a neighbour called a non-emergency police number to report that her door was open at night—reports CNN. Atatiana Jefferson,

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As The Amazon Rainforest Continues To Burn, Indigenous Women Unite To March Against Bolsonaro And His Far-Right Policies

On August 13th, indigenous women united in a historic march in Brazil, in a demonstration of feminine unity and to continue the indigenous movement across the Amazon, as reported by Amazon Frontlines. As the Amazon continues to burn, causing unimaginable deforestation, and with Brazil this week sending their army in

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Portland Rally: Far-Right Extremist Group Vow To March Each Month To Declare Antifa As A Domestic Terrorist Organization

On Saturday, 500 far-right supporters traveled from around the country to Portland, Oregon, organized by leaders in the ‘‘western chauvinist’’ Proud Boys fraternity, marching to ‘‘end domestic terrorism,’’ reports the Guardian. This demonstration was the largest the county has seen of the Trump era, with the Proud Boys group rubbing

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The True Cost Of Fast Fashion

Last week, ministers rejected recommendations from MPs to add a 1p charge to each garment sold, in order to raise £35m a year to reduce the environmental costs of ‘fast fashion’. Fast fashion is used to describe an increasingly accelerated fashion empire that focuses on low costs and speed in

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