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March 1, 2016

Behind the Free Speech Debate

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by Frank Morley, So, I decided to cave in to the trend and write about the free speech debacle. I had decided initially not to write anything about it because it was such a saturated topic within The Beaver and on campus, but after following the issue closely and going to the UGM on Thursday, I find myself compelled to do so. Firstly, I would like to give a perspective…

It’s Time for LSE to Divest the Rest

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by David Kampmann, On Friday 26 February, LSE’s Students’ Union passed a motion for full fossil fuel divestment with 81% of students’ votes (379 out of 469) backing the proposal that LSE should remove investments in oil, gas and coal companies from its GBP 97.2 million endowment fund portfolios. The voting result sends a clear signal to the school’s decision makers that the partial divestment decision announced in November 2015…

Does LSE Need a Superstar Director?

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By Molly Farrow and Prof. Max Steuer, The previous Director of LSE was paid roughly £200,000. The current Director is paid roughly £400,000. Will the next Director be paid £800,000? Something along these lines is possible if LSE continues to drift towards a corporate model of organisation. One of the hardest pills to swallow is that student satisfaction has plummeted at the same time as the Director’s salary doubled. It almost…

Premier League, Premier Competition?

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Written by Benjamin Thomas Second of two part series looking at the parallels between top flight football and business The Premier League is currently in an interesting position compared to other top flights throughout Europe and more broadly the footballing world. The league does not possess the best teams in the world, recent years have seen a dominance of the Champions League by the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern…

Media Outrage Fuels Media Outrage

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Written by Aris Grivokostopoulos The media’s outrage in the face of anti establishment sentiment fuels that very sentiment This week’s cover of ‘The Economist’ says it all. Title: Brexit. Subtitle: Bad for Britain, Europe and the West. Mainstream publications of every kind and orientation have been and will be taking sides on this crucial referendum, which will take place on the 23rd of June. Bombarding readers with facts and scary…

BDS Target of New Regulation

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Written by Muhummed Cassidy New guidelines appear to be aimed specifically at the BDS movement In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of Boycotts Divestment Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.   A truly global movement against Israeli Apartheid has rapidly emerged in response to this call and BDS has been used as a strategy that allows people of conscience…

Interview with Yanis Varoufakis ; Former Syriza Finance Minister

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By Taryana Odayar.