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 […]

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, […]

The Rohingya Crisis: Uncertainty About Those Living In The World’s Largest Refugee Settlement

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are approximately 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. One community embroiled within these bleak statistics are the Rohingya people. A predominantly Muslim minority from Myanmar, also […]

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 El Paso Shooting And The Measure Of Responsibility That Must Be Given To Donald Trump

On Saturday 3rd August, the toll of mass shootings in the United States of America increased to a devastating 254 when twenty-two innocent civilians were brutally shot and killed at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas – reports the Independent. One day after this attack, some 13 hours later, […]

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 […]