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The Russian Government Has Forbidden Love

An investigative journalism piece written under the pseudonym Fiona Markova. From oppressive government measures to societal prejudices, the queer community in Russia battles not just for visibility but for the fundamental human rights that many take for granted. Through intimate interviews and first-hand accounts, this piece strives to humanise the struggles faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in Russia, shedding light on the resilience and courage it takes to assert one’s identity in a society that often seeks to erase it.
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Parthenon paradox: the unresolved dispute shaking Greek-British relations

In a tale intertwining art, politics, and history, the cancelled meeting becomes a focal point reigniting the Elgin Marbles controversy. The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Sculptures, are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures removed from the Parthenon in Athens by Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, in the early 19th century. These marvellous works of art have been displayed in the British Museum for over 200 years. However, Greece has long demanded their return, arguing ...
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Javier Milei’s Presidency: Assessing the Risks to Minority Rights and ...

The rise of far-right libertarian Javier Milei in Argentina signals a potentially turbulent future for minority rights and the Argentine working class. The election of the radical right-wing economist Javier Milei as president of Argentina has sent shockwaves through the nation [1]. Milei, a self-described anarcho-capitalist, has promised drastic changes to tackle Argentina’s economic crisis [2]. However, his policies could have severe implications for minority rights and the country’s working class.
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Empowering women globally: Queen Elizabeth II’s enduring legacy

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign marked a transformative era for women’s empowerment. Discover how her leadership paved the way for gender equality, leaving an indelible impact on women worldwide and encouraging a new generation of trailblazers.
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How does media affect political behaviour -UK voting behaviour

A discussion on mass media’s effects on voting behaviour and forming political opinions in the UK in relation to Brexit and immigration. In this era of rapid technological advancements and instant information dissemination facilitated by the internet, the age of information has shed new light on the political landscape. Undoubtedly, technology plays an integral role in our everyday lives and politics.
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Understanding Tony Blair’s and the 2003 Iraq Invasion

Just a few months ago, 20th March 2003 marked the 20th anniversary of the Iraq Invasion, in which the US and the UK accused the president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, of maintaining a stockpile of WMDs and funding “terrorist groups.” As a result, a US-led coalition started bombing Iraq on March 19, 2003, and a ground invasion became underway a day later. We often focus on the atrocities that former president George W. Bush committed and justified, deceiving the world ...
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Matt Hancock to join ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ cast of 2022: ...

It was recently confirmed that Matt Hancock, former UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, would be joining this year’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here cast. This news epitomises how politics, and especially politicians, in the UK, have turned more and more into a running joke.
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The Struggle of the Female Suffragist Movement: The First Progress

The suffragist movement could be seen as the first progress towards equal rights between women and men. Historically dating from the end of the 19th Century and the start of the 20th,  a group of women decided to fight for suffrage and have a voice and opinion in politics. It was a  nuanced fight between the suffragists and external political groups.
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Rosa Parks and the Bus Seat that Changed Everything

Rosa Parks is regarded as one of the most influential black figures in all of Black History due to how she was able to start the civil rights movement by simply refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.
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MARCH 8: INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN’S DAY

In order to start talking about the origins of March 8, International Working Women’s Day, we must historically address, on its own, the women’s movement and how they were involved in the class struggle. They aimed to achieve their emancipation and equal rights for all, as well as putting an end to their subjugation on all fronts.