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February 24, 2015

Brainchild Festival Interview: Marina Blake

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The Brainchild Festival is happening in July. Find out more and join the event here. Glastonbury? What does that mean? Outlook? Are you talking about a life-altering shift in your consciousness? Were all the Dimensions going weird after some psychedelics? Basically, the point is, very few festivals do what they say on the tin. Except, Brainchild does… in fact Brainchild festival came about in order to encourage collaboration and generate…

Eradicating the Scourge of Human Trafficking

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Friday the 20th of February 2015 marked the commemoration of the World Day for Social Justice. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon delivered a powerful statement on the significance of this year’s commemoration, as it comes at a crucial point in time given the high volume of human trafficking, approximating 21 million women, men and children as of date. Alluding to the International Labour Organization (ILO), Ban Ki-Moon went on to say…

What do Trans Women need from feminism? A discussion at LSE

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Editorial Note: The Beaver would like to apologise for any offence caused by the title that appeared in the print edition of The Beaver above this article. The title should have read the above, not ‘What Do Trans Women Need Feminism For? A Discussion at LSE’. This was accidental, and no offence was intended. We will be reviewing our titles and sub editing practices to ensure this kind of mistake…

Chocolate-Covered Secrets: The Man Behind Nutella

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By Julia Wacket One of the most famous, but also most secretive family-run multinationals lost its visionary leader on Valentine’s Day 2015. Michele Ferrero, Italy’s richest man with a fortune of about £23.4bn and creator behind sweets like Nutella, Ferrero Rocher or Kinder eggs, died last week after a long illness at his home in Monaco. But who was the man, whose creations are hardly ever absent from a family…

The Year of the Sheep Kicks Off at the LSE

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By Khushboo Khanna, Staff Writer Xin Nian Kuai Le (Happy New Year!) 19 February, 2015 marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep/Goat in the Lunar Calendar of the Chinese. The Lunar Year is the most celebrated and biggest festival of China, when a population of 1.3 billion come together to join in the festivities. Also known as the Spring festival in China, the festival runs from Chinese New…

LSE Secrets: The Inside Story

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The Beaver has exclusively been talking to those at the heart of the now notorious Facebook page, LSE Secrets. The picture painted by sources approached by The Beaver is that of a well-intentioned experiment that went horribly wrong. The page was taken down on Friday afternoon, after widespread criticism from students and staff alike with regards to recent postings. The page developed out of a desire by the two admins…

“We need a British Islam”: Former EDL Leader Tommy Robinson Talks to The Beaver

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Whilst writing this article, I had to balance two very difficult concerns. On the one hand I do not simply want to produce an attack article. This takes no skill, and would not be a fair reflection of the man I met in Luton. The tabloid press have done a good enough job of this already for Tommy, often on the very same pages that they print damaging stereotypes of…

Don’t Divest from Co-operation in the Middle East

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by Sam Barnett Many people not directly connected to the Arab-Israeli conflict by blood, religion or ideology are scared of the issue. In four years at LSE, I have met dozens of people who don’t want to hold a position on it, or even learn more about it, for fear of the scorching intensity of the discourses and violently personal clashes that surround it. It’s hellish. It has come to…

Palestine Society’s Official Statement on Israeli Apartheid Week

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by LSESU Palestinian Society Committee Israeli Apartheid Week exists to raise awareness surrounding the daily struggle of the Palestinian people as well as to highlight the systematic and oppressive policies undertaken by Israel, which adamantly dehumanise and relegate Palestinians to second tier citizens of such a “liberal” and “democratic” state. To do anything but call for an internationally concerted effort to address this troubling status quo would be a failure…