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.

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 […]

“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 […]

Inquest Finds Prince Kwabena Fosu Died In ‘Plain Sight’ At Harmondsworth Detention Centre In 2012

In 2012, Prince Kwabena Fosu died at an immigration centre. The inquest this week found that his death was partly due to ‘gross failure’ by agencies at the centre, reports the BBC. Neglect and failures by the Home Office contributed to the mentally ill Ghanaian man’s death from hypothermia, dehydration […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]