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    Alternative media: how are we getting our information?

    "Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and YouTube are great sources of information and will become the main ones for many of us. This in itself is not a negative; technology adapts, and the way people live their lives adapts with technology - but so must regulations and laws" W A Whitten discusses how alternative forms of media are shaping news reporting.

    Over 100 protestors rally at ‘Kill the Bill’ protest in Oxford

    Protesters were seen chanting slogans like “Kill the bill” and “No justice, no peace”. Signs were seen condemning fascism, racism and political figures such as Priti Patel while supporting the right to protest.

    Oxford societies respond to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

    "The president of OULD, Asher Weisz, said that 'the bill will massively constrain the ability of all people to protest by giving the Government sweeping new powers to take action if one person is ‘annoyed’ by a protest.;”

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

    "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.

    Vaccine Politics: global inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic

    "The vaccine and the coronavirus, inextricably interlinked, have become channels through which national political interests can be realised, a new, shiny tool in the arsenal and war-chests of governments to wield power and gain political capital."

    Revisiting ‘All The King’s Men’ in the Post-Trumpian Era

    Much like the 1920s and 30s, we live in a period of great change when all previously-held cultural norms and precedents seem to be shifting under our feet. All the King’s Men speaks to this time of turmoil, questioning how the individual responds to that, whether they challenge it or become corrupted by it.'

    What If Cummings Was Right?

    "What if Cummings was right? What if Westminster really is an anachronism- enough to warrant such nutty behaviour and the entrance of such a nutty man? What if it is as hostile to diverse thinkers as he makes it out?"

    Northern Neglect: COVID-19 Restrictions and the North-South Divide

    "In COVID-19 policy and beyond, the government continues to view the North as expendable, both politically and economically, putting lives and communities at stake."

    The limits of liberté: France’s ‘global security law’

    At the end of November, returning to the UK on my way back from the first part of my year abroad, I passed through...

    Opinion: On Scotland, Devolution, and The Labour Party

    Unionism can only work if all nations are satisfied: a real regard for the Scottish people must be made. Such regard that is formed by compassion and a distribution of wealth, power and opportunity would ensure that this positive situation is not only made but sustained.