Six months of protests: violence, disruption and the media in Hong Kong

It has been nearly six months since the Hong Kong protests first began, and they show no signs of stopping. Today, the streets of Hong Kong are a battleground between pro-democracy protesters and the police forces sent to curb their…

Chile Despertó

Chile has seen massive protests triggered by a 4¢ rise in metro fares during rush hour. But how can a list of five or even ten items encompass the experiences of over one million Chileans on the streets of Santiago? …

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…

Minouche Sends A Strong Message

On Tuesday October 23rd, LSE Director Minouche Shafik sent a message to all students and staff via email, citing campus “discussion about LSE’s ethics and values as an institution”. This is assumed to be in response to growing dissent and…

LSE Labour’s response to ‘The poverty of labels’

I would like to start this article by thanking the author for his brave but misguided article. As a community it is imperative that we encourage and facilitate the communication of these opinions regardless of how hurtful and misinformed they…

LSE Societies Refuse To Organise For Women’s March

On the 21st of January, the anniversary of Trump’s first day as US President, thousands convened on Richmond Terrace near Downing Street in London to protest “gender-based violence, sexual harassment and abuse”. In attendance at were speakers such as Helen…

Workers Out in Force Against Outsourcing

Thursday night saw Senate House library lock its gates and post security guards on alert as over 100 protesters gathered outside for a demonstration against outsourcing. The activists, waving flags and banging drums, were demanding that non-direct employees at the…

Taxi Protest shuts down Aldwych and Kingsway

Last Friday London taxi drivers brought Aldwych and Kingsway to a standstill in the fifth day of strike action in protest at Uber’s continued operation. Following Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to revoke Uber’s private hire operator license for 2018,…

The Ins and Outs of Foundation Day 2017

On Tuesday the 21st of November, the University of London celebrated 181 years since its creation by Royal Charter on the 28th November 1836. The celebrations to commemorate the event took place at Senate House, the administrative centre of the…

Music as Voice: Unifying Divided Peoples

The relationship between music and politics makes a distinctive pattern for analysis. Both continue to play a crucial role in influencing and shaping societal issues, yet they are largely perceived as two birds flying in separate, distant directions. Nonetheless, they…