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    Gun Laws in America Are The Problem: Trust me, I Grew Up There

    CW: Violence “Crouching in a corner and holding your breath as you hear voices and sirens outside is the norm for me.” Three years on from the Parkland shooting in Florida, Anvee Bhutani uses anecdotal experience to argue why gun reform is necessary.

    Defending Democracy: why we must prevent the protest bill

    "While civil liberties have no doubt been altered during the pandemic, the current situation is temporary. This legislation will not be." Natasha Voase examines the 2021 Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and its sinister implications

    Is this the end of the gig economy?

    "In European countries, the rising popularity of apps such as Uber, Uber-eats and Deliveroo has put a strain on welfare states; in recent years, there has been an expanding number of workers who are dependents of a company, without receiving the social security that comes with such dependence." Johannes Moehrle argues for the improvement of workers' rights in the gig economy.

    The ‘Foxification’ of British news: the impact of new right-wing media in the UK

    "Even though the stringent regulation of broadcasting in the UK means that these networks will not be overtly one-sided or spread ‘fake news', they are worrisome. A new fixation on ‘opinionated’ and ‘politicised’ news commentary will feed into ‘bubble culture that isolates viewers in echo chambers." Biba Jones discusses the entrance of GB News and News UK TV into the British media landscape.

    Why we should listen to the activists of 2020

    "You don’t need to “be an activist” to take action." Matilda Gettins explores why, today more than ever, it is important to reflect on social protest movements.

    General Motors’ stake in China’s Electric Vehicle market

    "The Chinese government is, on the whole, more committed to the EV transition and they have promising start-ups. I forecast that China’s EV market will continue to lead global demand and there will be a rise of Chinese automakers." Gabriel Ng looks at the future of electric vehicles and General Motors' involvement in a burgeoning Chinese market.

    The Next Giant Leap

    "Developing nations just simply have seldom attempted things like this before, but these programs would be a good chance to set up governmental, industrial, and academic infrastructure that would place them at the frontier of development in space." Harry Chapman argues that the outlook for Thailand's new lunar programme is anything but negative and why developing nations participating in space exploration might be a better idea than it seems.