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Examining western attitudes to apartheid

The struggle for national rights in South Africa has a 300-year-old history. It continues today, as economic and social apartheid is dismantled in South Africa and it challenges Western imperialism.

The Oxford college named after a fascist

There have been no protests, no outrage, over the fact that a fascist pedophile, who stood for everything our modern society should abhor, continues to be unambiguously celebrated by the university authorities.

A crash course in British politics: The scandals of recent years (Week 5)

To understand the current election, we ought to understand the things that shape them more than anything – including recent controversies. Be sure, many voters will have them in mind when casting their ballots.

A crash course in British politics: Who will be the next Prime Minister? (Week 3)

Only the big parties are true contenders for the premiership – meaning one of these two will, unless there is a leadership change, become PM.

Sleepy Joe or Demagogue Donald: America’s choice

The world cannot afford a second term of Donald Trump.

Examining western attitudes to apartheid

The struggle for national rights in South Africa has a 300-year-old history. It continues today, as economic and social apartheid is dismantled in South Africa and it challenges Western imperialism.

The Oxford college named after a fascist

There have been no protests, no outrage, over the fact that a fascist pedophile, who stood for everything our modern society should abhor, continues to be unambiguously celebrated by the university authorities.

A crash course in British politics: The scandals of recent years (Week 5)

To understand the current election, we ought to understand the things that shape them more than anything – including recent controversies. Be sure, many voters will have them in mind when casting their ballots.

A crash course in British politics: Who will be the next Prime Minister? (Week 3)

Only the big parties are true contenders for the premiership – meaning one of these two will, unless there is a leadership change, become PM.

Sleepy Joe or Demagogue Donald: America’s choice

The world cannot afford a second term of Donald Trump.

Celebrity, rhetoric, and the Oxford Union

I’d be surprised if Dominic Cummings was the star appearance from the Oxford Union you were expecting this term. Because, from where I’m standing,...

The forgotten pandemic?

"The emergence of anti-vaccine extremism demonstrated that the ghost of dogmatic individualism lived on"

Get ready for the most important year of your life, yet

The days we are living through will be the subject of history books, but the story is yet to be written. 2024 will be a crucial year for the struggles of our time – for the climate, for our rights, for our lives, and for the world as we know it.

Why don’t we talk about Oxford’s land?

Property management isn’t the most scintillating topic for Oxford students to concern themselves with. But in many ways it is the basis of our...

The multiple histories of flight BA149

‘The Gulf War did not take place’, declared the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard.

#oxfess29033: Who runs Oxfess?!

Big Oxfess has total control over the platform; they shape the content of our thoughts with their subliminal propaganda. 

A crash course in British politics: How elections work (Week 1)

The winning party’s leader – today, realistically, either Rishi Sunak (Conservative) or Keir Starmer (Labour) – will become the Prime Minister.

Oh, do you know them on a first name basis?

Why we do, but shouldn’t, call politicians by their first names. References to politicians by their first names always occurred in conversations at the pub...

How generous are you (really)?

The amount spent per head in the UK on Christmas gifts was around £600 this year, and fluctuates between £450 and £700 each year, whilst in the...

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