As a young person with learning difficulties I’ve been following the recent news about the ‘fit to work’ tests. The government, specifically Iain Duncan Smith, first appointed a French company called Atos to carry out new tests in 2010. The aim was to reduce the number of people on sickness benefit. It wasn’t long before […]
Once after a night out in Bristol city centre I needed a pee. Rather than having to pay for a drink at a bar or to go into a club I decided to use an underground public toilet. I was stood at the urinal when another guy came in who stood right next to me […]
“But when the country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir” – Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, theorist, author and revolutionary. In 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, […]
Last week, record levels of smog hovering over London and the southeast of England raised many health and environmental concerns. Pollution levels last Thursday reached 10, meaning ‘Very High,’ on the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs pollution scale. 10 is the highest. Dust from the Sahara, smog clouds from mainland Europe, and changing […]
The history of the United States is riddled with violence and oppression. However, living under these conditions galvanized individuals to rise above the conventions of society and inspire others to join together to fight for their human rights. When thinking of this struggle, the US Civil Rights Movement is at the forefront, but social inequality […]
“It’s a drama, it’s a comedy, it’s a soap opera, it’s a performance art, it’s a stunt show,” Says Mark Dallas, 29-year-old creator of Insane Championship Wrestling, or ICW for short. ICW is a concept best described in comparison to World Wrestling Entertainment in the US. Like its American counterpart, the spectacle walks a line […]
A world more beautiful… and how to get there. (You won’t believe this is actually an advert… for insurance… that will make your eyes sweat).
“You can’t hold a whole fraternity responsible for the behaviour of a few, sick twisted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn’t we blame the whole fraternity system?” cried Otter in cult 1978 film National Lampoon’s Animal House. The question resonates today; do entire fraternities deserve the image given to them? And what is it […]
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