The challenge of free speech on campus

The debate over an absolute freedom of speech on campus is one of LSE’s biggest challenges. This complex and broad debate is one that will spring up again and again within university life. It covers more than political discourse –…

The Aftermath of #MeToo

Deputy Features Editor Marianne Hii provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of public institutions and the press in the age of #MeToo After more than a year since the #MeToo movement has started, the United Kingdom finds itself in the…

The SU, Alice Weidel, and the smell of censorship

Thursday, 8th March, saw one of the most disappointing turnouts in recent SU elections. The Beaver reports that ‘just under 20% of the LSE’s student population’ voted to elect the new General Secretary. It seems, though, that somewhere at the…

Alice Weidel Event Cancelled Over Protests

The LSESU has cancelled an event hosted by the LSESU Ethical Finance Society after controversy among the student body.  The society invited German parliamentarian Dr. Alice Weidel, leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and controversial public figure, to…

Poverty of Labels: The Author’s Conclusions and Apology

THE POVERTY OF LABELS: THE AUTHOR’S CONCLUSIONS AND APOLOGY I would like to thank everyone for their response to my article on the Poverty of Labels, particularly the LSE SU Labour Society and the LSE SU BPOC. Upon reading their…

Pushback Against KCL “Safe Space Marshal”

The King’s College London Libertarian society has launched the ‘Abolish KCLSU’s Safe Space Policy’ campaign, in response to what they deem as an attempt to “police speech.” The campaign is concerned with the issue of ‘Safe Space Marshals’, a salaried…

Fighting for Free Speech in Turkey

By Paula Grabosch Journalism is not a crime. With these words emblazoned across their banners, protesters drove through Berlin and other German cities last week in solidarity with Deniz Yücel. The #FreeDeniz movement was brought to life after the German-Turkish…

America First, Democracy Second?

By Zikai Chua “Enemies of the people” was the phrase US President Donald Trump used to describe media outlets which publish what he labels “fake news”. The 45th President of the United States has faced intense scrutiny, often accompanied by…

Editorial: On the Free Speech debate that’s rocking campus

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  In true LSE fashion, this past week the university and its students have been caught up in a media whirlwind over the free speech debate on campus, which seems to have branched off innumerably, much…