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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

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…

Indian Voters Will Lose Regardless of Election Victors

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a right wing, Hindu nationalist party currently in power in India might lose the upcoming elections of 2019. They lost a significant number of seats in recent elections in the key states of Chattisgarh, Rajastan,…

The Waiting Game: Russia’s Resurgence

Spies, secrets, passion, betrayal, manipulation. Accusations about Russia meddling in Western political and economic affairs since the Cold War have always been represented in a very James Bond-esque manner, exciting and mysterious with a touch of romanticism, yet, remaining essentially,…

Yellow Vests or Yellow Bellies?

The city of Paris has witnessed chaos in the past month or so. Following President Macron’s introduction of an increased fuel tax, thousands of people have risen up in protest, claiming to be driven by years of parliamentary injustices that…