Polish Nationalism Reaches New Peak on Independence Day

Red and white. Those were the colours the streets of central Warsaw seemed to have been composed of last Saturday on 11 November. Every year on this day, thousands of people gather in Warsaw to celebrate Poland’s independence in 1919.…

Malcolm X: The Most Misunderstood Man of the 20th Century

Since reading the autobiography of Malcolm X, written with the assistance of Alex Haley, at the start of this year, his story has continued to intrigue me. I grew up with the assumption that Martin Luther King was the effective…

December

Stimulants, gone From cigarette butts and drained coffee cups. Summer sun turns to winter shit I tell the year: get on with it.

Coups: Lessons to be learnt from a different experience

The recent coup in Zimbabwe which toppled the seemingly immortal 92-year-old Robert Mugabe, who had previously seemed set to be president for life, has led to a spectacle that to some observers might seem bizarre, that of a crowd of…

Balancing Act

My tongue dances in front of the mirror. A waltz, tip-toe on an English ballroom floor, the French décor is très magnifique. Delightful music. An Italian composer? Russian perhaps? My tongue dances for an audience, powerful jury, it must perfect…

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas reach an historic unity deal

A historic agreement between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas was reached on Thursday, in the form of a reconciliation deal brokered by Egyptian intelligence and backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The deal is being regarded…

In the time it took me

In the time it took to see your bikini snap in a canoe I could have read both Descartes and Camus In the time it took to edit my tweet I could have seen the crazy woman feed pigeons in…

Giant Tech Companies vow to fight extremism

The modern day tech ‘Big Four’ can now add combating extremism to their list of services. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft have faced huge critique from political figures all over the world for their inaction in this regard. The opening…

Eco-Friendly LSE gets Top Marks for Sustainability

A new league table released this week by environmental research group People and Planet has given LSE a “first-class” rating for sustainability. The study ranks LSE 14th in the UK, 31 places above King’s College London and highest of all…

Grenfell – A piece of London, broken by Britain

In the 2017 Budget announcement given UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, £28 million was promised for “mental health services, regeneration support for the surrounding areas and to provide a new community space for Grenfell United community group”. What is exactly lies…