2 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
When I saw Luke McManus’ piece, Does the Political Correctness of Students’ Unions Undermine their Decisions? in the online edition of the SOAS Spirit, I almost stopped reading there and then. The juxtaposition of an attack on the ‘Political Correctness’ of unions with a picture of the train tracks at Auschwitz was so outrageous that Read More

Why has money run out for the World Food Programme and Syrian refugees?

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Luke McManus, BA Arabic and Social Anthropology  On the 1st of December, the World Food Program (WFP) was forced to suspend its food aid scheme for more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees because of a funding crisis, citing the need for an extra $64m before the operation could be restarted. This news could not have Read More

“Freeze prices, not people!” say students

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Clare Birkett, MSc Environment, Politics and Development Last Friday, SOAS students joined around 200 people in central London at a protest against rocketing energy prices and their devastating effects on students, pensioners and other vulnerable groups. The protest was timed to coincide with the release of a government report which estimated that there were 18,200 excess Read More

Ghavami released on bail pending appeal

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Tom King, BA Politics Former SOAS Student Ghoncheh Ghavami has been released on bailing while she awaits a Court of Appeal hearing. Last month her lawyer claimed to have seen legal papers stating she had been found guilty of the charge of propaganda against the state and was to be sentenced to a year in Read More

SOAS Spirit Training Day

3 years ago Maya Pillai 0
The SOAS Spirit is hosting a training day this Saturday, the 25th of October.The Talk segment commences from 11am until 12.30pm, it will be held in G3. Following the talk are classroom based training sessions led by editors from the SOAS Spirit on writing features, news, sub editing, copy editing and on photography. Everyone is welcome! Confirmed Speakers  Rita Payne Read More