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November 27, 2013

LGBT Pride Week: Is Russia reverting to a medieval logic regarding homosexuality?

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By Vikram Sankaranarayanan In this day and age, one would be quite surprised that certain countries adopt laws which discourage dialogue on sexual orientation. The recent laws passed in Russia against any form of gay propaganda or public discussion has shocked the international community and members of the LGBTQ across the world. There is a certain degree of dissonance here, wherein it is easy to ponder why they legalized homosexuality,…

Students submit opinions to ONE LSE: Education Survey

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By Hayley Toms The ONE LSE: Education Survey has been circulating on campus to give students the opportunity to have their voice heard on matters including exams, reading weeks and department uniformity. This survey has been created in order to gauge the student attitudes to the proposals put forward by the Teaching Task Force 2 (TTF2), whose document aims to redirect power away from central management and into individual departments….

SEXISM AT LSE

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The aims of “Sexism at LSE” are twofold. The first is to raise awareness about sexism at LSE, which tends to present itself in a very subtle way and is often so ingrained as to seem “normal”. In the more extreme instances, sexism is covered up in order not to tarnish reputations, or those who speak out are shouted down which discourages others, hence why sexism often goes unreported. This…

War Report: LGBT Rights In Russia

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By Benjamin Butterworth ‘Much of this online furore has served to enhance a fearful and xenophobic Russian public that gay rights is the agenda of a liberal, interfering outsider. That homosexuality is un-Russian’ What’s up brother”, they ask, placing their arms around the teenage boy like old school mates. “You wanted to meet Uncle Dima? What has Uncle Dima promised?” There are four guys. They say they are athletes. Coming…

Why We Still Need Pride

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By Matt White – LSE SU LGBT Students Officer BECA– USE we’ve got a long way to go. We are in a tolerant country, a very progressive city, and a (perhaps alarmingly) liberal school. Same sex couples can marry next year. LSE SU Islamic Society endorsed an LGBT Officer candidate. I’m (just about) on the hockey team and they couldn’t care less. Soho is like, super close. It’s never been…

Claudio Guarnieri, hacker – letter

Claudio Guarnieri, hacker – letter

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‘We’ve been building technology that should have had a positive impact on our lives, and now we got to know that it has been silently and actively subverted to exercise control over everyone’ Claudio Guarnieri is a core member of The Shadowserver Foundation and the Honeynet Project, two of the longest-living non-profit organisations dedicated to making the Internet a safer place. In this exclusive letter to PartB, he shares his…

Much A-Stew About Nothing – review

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By Nathan Springer Stewart Lee’s latest stand-up show, Much A-Stew About Nothing, runs seven times a week at Leicester Square Theatre until 19 January. He enjoins would-be patrons on his website: “Do not go on Twitter saying it seemed disjointed. It should do and will.” The show is indeed a stew, one with different ingredients every night. But there is only one chef here, and it is the audience who…

The Dead Wait – review

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By Michelle Warbis – Theatre Editor An apartheid South Africa, the dreams of a racist nation rests on Josh Gilmore (Austin Hardiman), who is about to become the world’s first white man to crack a 10 second 100m sprint. But the dreams are crushed when Josh enters the Angolan war, where he faces a battle of humanity. Thus starts a story of a privileged young man learning what in life…

BBC Good Food Show – review

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By Dorothy Wong – Food Editor Gather round, gather round. It’s a bustling market scene in Olympia, London.The BBC Good Food Show is in full swing and over 200 exhibitors are hawking their wares. Live demonstrations from the likes of James Martin, Mary Berry and winners of the Great British Bake-off and MasterChef look exciting. So should you go? Read on to decide if it’s bang for your buck. PRODUCER’S…

USA SOCIETY CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING THIS THURSDAY

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By Gregory Kist – External Relations Director USA Society Ask any American at the LSE what they miss most about not being in the U.S. this time of year and they will almost certainly respond with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, which falls on 28 November this year, is one of the most quintessentially American holidays and the narrative of the origins of Thanksgiving is one that all Americans are taught about from…