Britain

The dire truth behind London’s housing crisis
Film

The dire truth behind London’s housing crisis

Cleansing a city — A new documentary, We’re Still Here, follows activist groups and social housing tenants caught up in London’s rampant social cleansing.

Written by: Katie Goh

Bleak and beautiful: a visual history of Leeds
Photography

Bleak and beautiful: a visual history of Leeds

20th century portrait — After moving to the city in the 1970s, photographer Peter Mitchell began shooting its rapidly-changing urban landscape.

Written by: Zoe Whitfield

Britain cares more about statues than black lives
Opinion

Britain cares more about statues than black lives

An abject state — This week, the government put the feelings of those offended by spray paint on stone above concerns for racial justice. It reveals an uncomfortable truth about their priorities.

Written by: Ben Smoke

The brutal realities of being declared ‘fit to work’
Activism

The brutal realities of being declared ‘fit to work’

A callous system — In Britain, a growing number of disabled people are recording their Personal Independent Payment assessments in a bid to ensure transparency. As activists look to fight back, Emily Reynolds explores the modern welfare system’s cruel history.

Written by: Emily Reynolds

‘Our generation will end racism’
Activism

‘Our generation will end racism’

Lessons from the Bikelife scene — What does the Black Lives Matter movement look like at street level? Photographer, filmmaker and Bikelife rider Nonso Onwuta shares a personal perspective on the London protests.

Written by: Nonso Onwuta

Claude Cahun: Jersey’s queer, anti-Nazi freedom fighter
Activism

Claude Cahun: Jersey’s queer, anti-Nazi freedom fighter

A soldier with no name — When the island was under Nazi control during the Second World War, two avant-garde artists attempted their own cryptic resistance campaign. Now, 75 years after its liberation, their story is finally being shared.

Written by: Jessie Williams

Park life: photos of London in lockdown
Photography

Park life: photos of London in lockdown

Taking the air — As the coronavirus crisis gears up, photographer Theo McInnes documents how the city’s outdoor spaces are changing.

Written by: Huck

David Lammy: ‘You can’t buy your way out of Covid-19’
Activism

David Lammy: ‘You can’t buy your way out of Covid-19’

On division and democracy — As the country went into lockdown, we jumped on the phone with the new Shadow Justice Secretary to talk about his book, the coronavirus crisis, and the rising threat of the far-right.

Written by: Ben Smoke

The sinister new politics of public space
Opinion

The sinister new politics of public space

Your prejudice is showing — Closing parks during a lockdown is inhumane, especially when housing is so cramped and gardens a rare luxury.

Written by: Dawn Foster

The untold stories of Britain’s Polish community
Photography

The untold stories of Britain’s Polish community

Polska Britannica — After moving with his parents from war-torn Poland to Leicestershire, Czesław Siegieda took up photography to document the day-to-day of immigrant life.

Written by: Jacob Charles Wilson

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