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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

A few dedicated SU officers are not enough

Ella Holmes – Events Coordinator of Women In Politics Society The SU should help not hinder the campaign for women’s rights Given the current state of the Student Union (SU) it may be controversial to begin this piece with words…

LSE’s leftist history should drive the union once more

Catherine MacLean – Chair of Labour Society While the SU has made progress it now has to deliver on its promises LSESU has a long and proud history of leftism. In the 1980’s the SU President position was renamed General…

Colourism: Check your privilege

White people are not the only perpetrators of racism Last week, I overheard a troubling  conversation between a few of my boyfriend’s friends. When talking about the ‘types’ of girls they liked, one of the boys said that ‘Alexa is…

Mandatory consent courses are not the solution

LSE needs to reexamine its approach to consent education I, along with most of my female friends, have been harassed and/or assaulted at some point in the last two years. But consent workshops run by LSE will not fix this…

A green industrial strategy is the only way to save our planet

Even for committed capitalists, green innovation makes sense; sustainable development and economic growth are not mutually exclusive Climate change is really happening. Humans are emitting way too much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere and its frying the planet, but in…

Colonialism is Fundamentally Misunderstood: a Response

A response to Luke Doyle’s article: “Colonialism: An overwhelming force of evil’- Could not be further from the truth”. In his article, Mr. Doyle is committed to the idea that it would be unfair to perceive of colonialism as a…

Why Violence is an Integral Part of Gilet Jaunes

A response to Ben Townend’s article: “Yellow Vests or Yellow Bellies?“ “If they truly wanted to change the political landscape of their country, they would have employed much more intelligent and reasonable methods of doing so”. This is how the…

“Secular” isn’t a dirty word

Why all non-religious LSE societies should be secular 1832: Lewis Carroll is born, Charles Darwin arrives in South America for the first time, the Egyptians seize control of the coastal city of Acre from the Ottoman Empire, and in the…

We don’t have time for this

From Trump’s shutdown to the Brexit fiasco, self-inflicted crises are occupying government attention when very real ones are looming Last month, just over two years after the political bombshells of the Brexit decision and Trump’s election, the consequences of both…

My LSE inferiority complex

State-schooled students still feel out of place at LSE The LSE has reason to boast its accomplishments in getting higher proportions of “disadvantaged” students onto its campus. According to a report by Reform, in the 2016-2017 academic year 68.4% of…