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Crisis of politics or crisis of the left?

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How the mediatisation of politics challenges the left in Europe “A spectre is haunting Europe- the spectre of communism”. A century and a half after Marx wrote this sentence it is equally true, if we substitute the word communism with populism. Twenty years later the end of real socialism the euphoria for the end of history has given away for good, what is left is a sense of dismay toward…

Vegans and vegetarians protest against the new £5 notes

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Vegans and vegetarians are in conflict with a surprising new enemy -the Bank of England. After the excitement of the new £5 note has slowly started to fade, the Bank of England is now being criticised for the use of animal fats in their new £5 polymer banknotes, which began circulating the UK back in September. Plastic banknotes are now being used in more than 30 countries worldwide. The new…

Don’t Kill My Pride

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Congratulations to the SU for organising a successful Pride Week, many of us who attended learned new things and engaged with members of LSE’s LGBT+ community who we probably wouldn’t have met; for that I am thankful. Personally, I was enthralled by the trans* event, I was introduced to a part of the community which I have never engaged with to such a degree. I left the event feeling as…

Climate Change Threatens To Trigger A New Era of Conflict in the Sahel

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The Sahel, the 5,400 km tract of semi-arid land stretching from Senegal in the West to Ethiopia in the East has for centuries been plagued by conflict. Wedged as it is between the expanse of the Sahara desert to the north and the Sudanian savanna to the south, the Sahel exists as a natural meeting point between civilisations. Between the 9th and 18th centuries vast wealth was to be generated…

Will Financial Stability and Capitalism always be at odds?

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Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor. In the opening scene of Boom, Bust, Boom, a documentary starring ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones, Jones is seen standing in the middle of Wall Street where he infamously proclaims, “This film is about the Achilles heel of capitalism, how human nature drives the economy to crisis after crisis time and time again.” The Minskyian notions at the heart of this proclamation points to the…

‘The Philanthropist’s Tale’ with Dr Laurie Marsh

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By Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor. 

‘Under the Shadow’ Review – Feminist Horror Stories and the Veil

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‘Under the Shadow’ is Iranian born director Babak Anvari’s first feature length film. This horror film is set in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war and has been hailed by Mark Kempdes of the Guardian as ‘a feminist fable’. Apart from being a gripping, entertaining and stylish piece of cinema, the film uses horror to capture an emotive glimpse into women’s experiences in post-revolution Iran during the Iran-Iraq war in the…

LSE Cleaners on Verge of Strike

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By Greg Sproston, Acting Executive Editor The LSE came one step closer to seeing industrial action this week, as cleaners employed by Noonan delivered an ultimatum to school management on Friday 11 November. United Voices of the World (UVW) Union, who represent the majority of cleaners at LSE, has been instructed by its members to put LSE and its contractor, Noonan, on notice that ‘a refusal or failure to confirm…

Republican Climate Change Denial is Alive and Well

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By Philip Apfel  Two days ago, the momentous Paris 2015 climate change deal finally came into force. It has been 11 months since 195 countries, including most major global players, came together to adopt the agreement last December. This might sound like a lot of time to some, but, considering that the Kyoto Protocol took about eight years to come into force, 11 months is really rather short. To politically…