Why Humor Is Such a Powerful Form of Protest

July 13, 2018

The changing aesthetics of protest allow many more voices to be heard. An inflatable “baby” Donald Trump is the star attraction in London as protesters take to the streets to register their dissatisfaction with the visit of the US president on July 13. Protesters have much to motivate...

Still No Justice for Grenfell

February 14, 2018

The community has stepped in to help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, with the UK government still falling short on its promises. On June 14, 2017, a blaze broke out at the Grenfell Tower housing complex in London, becoming, according to Mayor Sadiq Khan, Britain’s deadliest...

British Politician Vince Cable Could Lead a Government of National Unity

September 25, 2017

Veteran Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable might just hold the key to Britain’s Brexit woes. My country is in a dreadful mess. Everybody knows it, although some of our politicians are still trying to pretend that they don’t. Unless something dramatic happens, as the clock strikes...

The World This Week: A Tale of Two Kensingtons

June 18, 2017

In North Kensington, a tower block on fire brings into stark focus increasing inequalities of the UK’s Thatcherite state. This week, two unconventional young men took charge in Europe. After his victory at the presidential polls, the 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron led La République en Marche,...

Yes, the Grenfell Tower Fire is Political

June 17, 2017

No one party is responsible for the disaster in London: local or national, Labour or Conservative — they all are. One of the key functions of the state is to protect its citizens. Much of the debate in the United Kingdom’s recent general election focused on the government’s role in...

London Attacks: Responding Strongly to Terror

June 04, 2017

The reality behind the cause of terrorism is somewhere in between the failures of integration as a domestic policy level and the consequences of foreign policy in the Middle East. It was another night in London and another terrorist attack on Britain. On June 3, the capital witnessed a horrific...