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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.
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Victories and Validation: A year on from the legalisation of ...

Translation by David Crowe *This research was supported by a grant from Internews Health Journalism Network Law number 27,610; access to the voluntary termination of pregnancy (la Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo, IVE) was sanctioned by the National Congress of Argentina one year ago on the 30th December. According to the Argentinian National Ministry of Health, there have now been 32,758 pregnant women who, between 30th December 2020 and the 30th November 2021, have had safe and free legal abortions through ...
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The Christopher Hitchens Vacuum: Ten years of no hitch reviewed.

I remember being a teenager, alone, spooling through YouTube watching Christopher Hitchens clips, interviews, and debates. Back then, I had ambitions of becoming a writer, though I spent far too much time (and, admittedly, still do) watching things online and far too little actually reading books.
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Should you bother with ambition?

There are some topics of conversation that really are the death knell of any further frivolous conversation. Save to Buy ISAs, rent prices in London, tax breaks for the super-rich… Actually no, scratch that last one, I’m sure there’s comedy to be made out of that. But still, these are heavy subjects that are usually incongruous with the kind of atmosphere I  want to evoke at a dinner party I attend. To say the least. 
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The six month time limit that makes access to justice ...

Domestic abuse is not classified as a criminal offence on its own. Suspects are charged with offences related to domestic abuse - namely harassment, common assault, grievous or actual bodily harm, sexual assault etc. The offences listed, excluding common assault, are classified as indictable offences.
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Prime Minister deplores plastic recycling but supports oil drilling

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has caused some debate after discouraging the recycling of plastics during a Downing Street press conference with schoolchildren on Monday, ahead of the COP26 climate change summit. Johnson argued we should reduce our plastic use rather than rely on reprocessing:
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Good propaganda goes under the radar

The scene is thus; Bill’s in Nottingham, precisely five minutes before they stop selling breakfast on a Sunday. Three friends (actually four if I include myself, and was teased enough in my teens that even I often forget to include myself) are hunched over a table in the sort of way you only can if you’ve been unwittingly repatriated by the maître’d from a pleasant four-person table outside in the sun, to an anxiety-inducing indoor bar stool table. Clearly, the ...
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Commons as anti-neoliberal projects? Tracking a non-capitalist way of living.

The dissemination of neoliberal rationality across the world has resulted in a homogenous society manifesting the archaic economic archetype; homo economicus. Commons and commoning are contrary to this inclusive logic. Commons have been around for centuries providing subsistence to commoners through value practices. There still exist pre-capitalist commons providing subsistence to an estimated two billion people around the world. For the purposes of our discussion, I focus on commons as systems of social formation that transcend neoliberal mentality, in the ...