Rosie Latchford

About Rosie Latchford

A recent politics graduate from the University of Manchester with a specific interest in environmental politics.

‘Never Too Small To Make A Difference’: A Reflection On Greta Thunberg And The Global Climate Strikes

 Greta Thunberg began her ‘skolstrejk för klimatet’ when she started skipping school on Fridays in August 2018, sitting outside the Swedish parliament. From there, she grabbed the attention of the world and ‘Fridays for the future’ was born—with thousands of young people skipping school to call for more radical and decisive […]

Climate Change Activists Plan To Target Heathrow Airport With Drones

Environmental campaigners are planning to fly drones around Heathrow airport in an attempt to ground flights. These activists, from ‘Heathrow Pause’ – a splinter group of Extinction Rebellion – say that they plan to operate small toy drones from 3am on Friday 13th September onwards, expecting the action to last […]

Earth Overshoot Day: Planet’s 2019 Resource ‘Budget’ Already Spent

Humanity has already used up this year’s allowance of natural resources including clear air, soil and water with ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ occurring this Monday according to a report by the Global Footprint Network (GFN). This date marks when humanity’s demand for these ecological resources exceed what the earth can regenerate within […]

Hong Kong Protests: Masked Attackers Beat Commuters Whilst Police ‘Stood By’

Pro-democracy activists and lawmakers in Hong Kong have claimed that the police stood by, unacceptably slow to act, whilst men dressed in white attacked commuters on Sunday evening leaving 45 people admitted to hospital with one critically injured. A video emerging from Hong Kong media shows men in masks entering […]

U.S. Prepares To ‘Roundup’ Undocumented Migrants: Thousands Of Families Are At Risk

According to two current and one former homeland security official, thousands of undocumented families have been targeted by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) with raids due to begin on Sunday. This is part of the Trump administration’s nationwide immigration enforcement operation, which had at first been postponed last month due […]

Sudanese Security Forces Shoot and Kill Pro-Democracy Protestors

Sudanese security forces have used live rounds of ammunition in an attempt to clear a peaceful pro-democracy protest and sit-in in the capital, Khartoum, on the 3rd of June. At least 30 people have reportedly been killed, including an eight-year-old child. Doctors linked to the protestors claim that the number […]