Katie Clarke


About Katie Clarke

A Sociology graduate and a current MA student in Applied Human Rights, with an interest in intersectional feminism, human rights and social justice.

Jacob Rees-Mogg Sparks Fury As He Suggests Victims Of The Grenfell Tower Fire Lacked ‘Common Sense’

On the 30th October the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire was released, with the report finding that the 72 people who perished could have been saved if the London fire brigade had evacuated earlier, The Guardian reports.  The Commons leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg then appeared on the radio station […]


Walmart Attempt To Break The Status Quo By Banning Ammunition And Assault-Style Rifles Across Their Stores In America

On Tuesday, Walmart announced that they would discontinue sales of ammunition for handguns and various assault-style rifles in stores across the United States, reports Al Jazeera. This reduction in gun and ammunition sales is welcomed news by many, as it is one month after more than 20 people were killed […]


The UK Reacts Over Boris Johnson’s Controversial Decision To Suspend Parliament

Days ago, new prime minister Boris Johnson made a controversial decision to suspend both the Commons and Lords for more than a month in the run-up to the date of EU withdrawal – reports the Independent. The decision was approved by the Queen at a private session of the Privy […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Campaign To ‘Sinicize’ Religion In China Through The Removal Of Arabic Symbols In Beijing

On Wednesday of this week, a campaign in Beijing ordered restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam to ensure religions are conforming to mainstream Chinese culture, reported Al Jazeera. One manager, who spoke to Al Jazeera, stated that Government officials said, “[…] this is […]


Forced Hysterectomies Performed On Indian Female Farmers To Boost Productivity

On Monday, Al Jazeera reported that in the central region of the Maharashtra state in India, the city of Beed has performed more than 4,500 unnecessary hysterectomies over the past three years. A farmer and a mother of two known as Pushpa was 26 years old when she experienced heavy […]


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe And Her Continued Struggle For Freedom

At the beginning of this week, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was transferred to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Tehran. She was transferred from Evin prison to Imam Khomeini hospital – as reported by Al Jazeera. The campaign ‘Free Nazanin’, which is led by her husband Richard Ratcliffe released a statement […]


European When Convenient: Brexit MEPs Turn Their Backs During European Anthem

The opening ceremony of the European Parliament on July 2nd, 2019, saw MEPs from Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party turning their backs on the European Union’s national anthem, ‘Ode to Joy’. Farage quickly turned to Twitter to state that the new group had “[…] already made its presence felt” and that […]


The True Cost Of Fast Fashion 1

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 […]