Tag: protest

Profit Over Principles: Social Media Companies Are Destroying Democracy

Kyle Taylor is the author of The Little Black Book of Data and Democracy and founder of Fair Vote UK. Fair Vote UK was set up to tackle the issue of data misuse, voter manipulation and lack of transparency in elections head-on. We are committed to ensuring the institutions that protect our democratic…

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Chatter #135 – Adam McGibbon On #KillTheBill, The Right To Protest And If Violence Is Ever Acceptable

Adam McGibbon is an activist and writer originally from Belfast. He has a long history of being involved in social and environmental protest. He was Vice President of Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union during the successful 2010-11 campaign to stop university tuition fee increases. He has been involved in direct action protests against…

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Protest Nation: Has Britain Found It’s Voice?

After the tragic death of Sarah Everard, grieving women come out to show solidarity in a candlelit vigil. Just as BLM encapsulated the moment that was the death of George Floyd, this mourning captured the mood of many across the nation. The memorial/vigil turned ugly when the women were told to disperse and…

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Online Abuse Of MP’s Is A Sign Of Public Desperation

Recently there has been a lot of fanfare about the abuse that MPs have been receiving online via social media. Numerous MPs from both sides of the aisle have been complaining about the abuse they received online, with Diane Abbot pointing at racist and sexist attitudes from the right as the cause, whilst…

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Post Election Conservative U-Turns Are A Sign Of A Functioning Democracy

The Conservatives have been widely criticised for the numerous apparent U-turns that they have made since the election. They have seen their policy shifting from within as a result of both the DUP coalition and public pressure. During the campaign, the Conservatives and Theresa May were targeted by members of the press for…

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Music Is Still A Powerful Political Tool

There are many who believe that the role of a musician is to entertain, certainly not to get involved in politics. They see artists such as Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton in last year’s US Presidential Election and groan. It is true that often musicians try and use…

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