Laurene Boglio

Centrist pundits are losing the plot over 'impartiality'
Opinion

Centrist pundits are losing the plot over 'impartiality'

From Where I Stand — The mainstream media and professional commentators are attacking journalists and publications who are unapologetic in their political positions. It’s a tantrum that reeks of hypocrisy, writes Aaron Bastani.

Written by: Aaron Bastani

Should we celebrate Uber losing its London licence?
Opinion

Should we celebrate Uber losing its London licence?

See Both Sides — Transport for London have announced that Uber won't have its licence to operate in the capital renewed after showing 'a lack of corporate responsibility'. A good thing? Abi Wilkinson and Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff set out where they stand.

Written by: Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff // Abi Wilkinson

As a girl skating was my escape. As a young woman, it was taken from me
Skate

As a girl skating was my escape. As a young woman, it was taken from me

Go Skateboarding Day 2017 — In her early years, skating provided Marianne Eloise with an escape: from anxiety, from a toxic household, the OCD that span around her head. But as she got older, all that changed; suddenly her board could no longer be a sanctuary.

Written by: Marianne Eloise

Welcome to Theresa-land: Brexit Britain getting pissed on from a height
Opinion

Welcome to Theresa-land: Brexit Britain getting pissed on from a height

From Where I Stand — In her long-awaited Brexit speech, many hoped Theresa May would lay out a roadmap for Britain finding its new place in the world. But James Butler argues the only direction we're heading in is towards Theresa-land: a shit, sunless, drizzling Cayman Islands, with Piers Morgan on daytime TV.

Written by: James Butler

Should the media pay activists to talk?
Activism

Should the media pay activists to talk?

From Where I Stand — It's an all too common occurrence for activists and campaigners, that phone call or email from a journalist asking you help them with a story, provide expertise and support. Just because activists do what they do for their cause, but sex worker rights activist Aisling Gallagher argues the media should pay for their time and experience.

Written by: Aisling Gallagher

Why do so many girls lie about starting their periods?
Activism

Why do so many girls lie about starting their periods?

Beneath the surface — Adolescence is rarely easy. A heady mix of hormones, exams and new experiences make the world a daunting yet exciting place. Pressure to fit in hits like never before, but when it comes to hitting puberty, timing is pretty much out of your control. Rachel Grace Almeida takes a look at why so many girls lie about starting their periods, and what this says about the pressures on young women today.

Written by: Rachel Grace Almeida

Stopping new Labour members from voting for Jeremy Corbyn is an insult to democracy
Activism

Stopping new Labour members from voting for Jeremy Corbyn is an insult to democracy

From where I stand — This summer, the UK Labour Party will see another leadership election, but new members of the party are having their right to vote taken away unless they fork out a large sum of cash, and it's a disgrace.

Written by: Michael Segalov

The punk counsellor using his DIY ethic to promote mental health and wellbeing
Activism

The punk counsellor using his DIY ethic to promote mental health and wellbeing

Stability through punk — Peer counsellor and punk Craig Lewis suffered three decades of unnecessary medication and abuse at the hands of the psychiatric system. Today, he offers young punks struggling with mental health challenges an alternative path to recovery.

Written by: Alex King

Millions of British citizens are being denied the right to vote
Reportage

Millions of British citizens are being denied the right to vote

No vote, no voice — As Britain gears up for 'the biggest decision of a lifetime', a sizeable number of citizens are being denied their right to have a say on their own future within (or without) the European Union. Huck meets those silenced on the sidelines, the day before the referendum.

Written by: Eve Livingston

Remaining in the EU isn't pleasant, but this right-wing Brexit is worse
Activism

Remaining in the EU isn't pleasant, but this right-wing Brexit is worse

From where I stand — From unaccountable leaders to enforced austerity, the European Union is far from a progressive institution. But the Brexit campaign has fuelled the British right, and leaving now would endorse xenophobia, prejudice and nationalism.

Written by: James Butler

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