Gabriel Huland, PhD Media Studies The Amazon forest in Brazil has been burning for a long time. Although we are seeing the sharpest increase of fires in years, the destruction and looting of the largest reservoir of biodiversity in the world is not a recent phenomenon. Since 2015, when the current economic crisis hit Brazil, […]
Jacob Loose, MA International Studies and Diplomacy The viral clip from Davos 2019 featured members of a panel talking about tax evasion. The panellists pointed out the hypocrisy of aiming to end inequality but not being willing to talk about those dodging their taxes. It is certainly powerful to hear tax evasion being discussed in […]
Sabrina Shah, BA International Relations In January, the Henry Jackson Society Student Rights Project published their annual report on “Extreme Events and Speakers” taking place on university campuses. For the third consecutive year, SOAS has been ranked first. According to the report, SOAS hosted “42 events” with either “extreme” views or with “extreme” speakers. This […]
Zahra Banday, BA English In February 2015, fifteen year olds Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum left their homes in Bethnal Green to fly to Syria and join ISIS. Out of the Bethnal Green Trio, as they became known, Begum is the only one known to be alive, the others were reportedly killed in […]
There’s an Important Conversation to be Had About Decolonizing the Curriculum. Shame the BBC isn’t Willing to Have it.
Kitty Walsh, BA History and World Philosophies “Ideological propaganda”. Apparently, that’s all the movement to decolonize the curriculum really amounts to, or so says journalist Melanie Phillips in her column for The Times. That or “Marxist gibberish”, that is itself “sinister and wrong”. But on what basis exactly? Well, on a recent episode of BBC […]
Shah Mohammad Abdul Basit, BA International Relations and Economics There are a lot of works that have been devoted to searching for the recipe of making a revolution. From Marx to Trotsky, Lenin and beyond — everyone wants to know, how to tame this wild, unpredictable beast. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 fit all of […]