Fighting the Stigma Against Women Football

Samia Abdurahman  Bsc Economics A demeaning issue that some women footballers face alongside the sexism of football are racial and religion discriminations  Sexism still exists in the world of football and there is indeed a stigma surrounding women in sport. As a budding footballer, I myself have experinced the constant shock of people when they […]

Why this House is United

Dhruv Ramnath, MA Social Anthropology One of the principle behaviours animating the House of Commons, in which exists the incessant use of sophisticated language intertwined with that wondrous British upper-class humour, is the absolute negation of bellicose promulgations. As spin machines outside the Commons controlled by both leftist and rightist media outlets pronounce on matters […]

Lawsuit Launched Against President Donald Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Noor Mandviwalla, LLB On 15 February, Donald Trump took his stance on the ‘build a wall’ campaign to an extreme by declaring a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act of 1976. Additionally, through an Executive Order, the Trump Administration announced that $6.7 billion, in addition to federal funding, was set to be allocated for […]

UNISON Commits to Strike Action in the Case of Compulsory Redundancies

Yasmin Elsouda, BA International Relations Once again the possibility of strike action, as a result of One Professional Services (OPS) restructuring, emerges. On 11 February, the SOAS branch of UNISON published the results of its consultative Ballot on strike action “in the event of compulsory redundancies resulting from the One Professional Service Restructure process”. With […]

Attempted Coup in Gabon

Ines Rodier, BA Politics and Development On the 7 January, at 4:30 am, a group of junior officers from the presidential guard declared on the national TV station that they had seized power of the Gabonese regime. A few hours later, the government announced that it had neutralised the soldiers involved in the coup and […]