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Over 1000 people protest for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Around 1200 people gathered this Saturday to protest against Israel’s bombing in Gaza and demand an immediate ceasefire in response to the current humanitarian...

A manifesto for climate education

The Zoom screen flitters from darkness to the gradual clarity of humanoid pixels. I am looking at the official face of tomorrow. As the...

“I’m a Black lesbian feminist woman, who is absolutely in support and stands in solidarity with my trans siblings.”: In conversation with founder of...

Lady Phyll is a British political activist who advocates for racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equality. She is a co-founder of UK Black Pride, a...

Just Stop Oil activist who threw soup at Van Gogh painting gives talk at Earth Sciences Department

The Oxford University Earth Sciences Department hosted Just Stop Oil activist Phoebe Plummer for a speaker event last Thursday, entitled ‘How To Just Stop...

‘Not my King’: charges dropped against Oxford activist who spoke against monarchy

After shouting “who elected him?” during King Charles’s proclamation ceremony through Oxford, activist Symon Hill was arrested for a public order offence. Cherwell can...

Oxford isn’t designed to change

"Oxford is doing what it is designed to do: reconstruct and renew Britain’s elite first, act as an educational institution second."

Women’s Street Watch: Finding strength in solidarity

"While it is saddening that their work is necessary, Women’s Street Watch has become a way for women to seize control against a tide of news that they often feel they are helplessly swimming against."

Colour me this: a personal perspective on racism across cultures

It’s true, no one is born a racist but the cruelty of a racist system is that the moment you inhale, you become a...

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.

Greta’s Gap Year: A Catalyst for Change?

"When the term “climate activist” is mentioned, the first person that comes to your mind might be a teenage girl from Stockholm."

Cameroon and the problematic nature of humanitarian aid

"Humanitarian aid, by its very nature, creates a narrative based on status imbalance, forming a relationship between those who need help, and those who fly across the world to provide it."

Defiance in the face of Danger: Human Rights Activism in Colombia

The inconvenience caused by having to navigate through the hanging faces as you walk from class to class, serves as a reminder of the mass disruption in the lives of the protesters themselves. Activism should not be easy and in Colombia this is a given.

The Global Backslide of LGBTQ+ Rights: what’s happening and what you can do about it

While Pride should be a celebration of Britain’s vibrant LGBT community, we must also always remember that queer people still face discrimination, even across much of what we would consider the developed world.

Black trauma porn, slacktivism, and chicken soup for the activist soul

TW: racism, police brutality, racial violence The torrential online aftermath of the murder of a black man: posts mourning fallen black victims, names added to...

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