War

South Sudan’s youth come of age in the face of chaos
Culture

South Sudan’s youth come of age in the face of chaos

Living in limbo — With South Sudan descending back into civil war, a new generation of returnees need to flee for the second time in their lives. But even in exile, their message is clear: change only comes when you're willing to fight – and music is a weapon.

Written by: Siobhán O'Grady

Why this photographer risks her life to document war and crisis around the world
Magazine

Why this photographer risks her life to document war and crisis around the world

Larger than me — Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has witnessed death and been kidnapped more than once, but has never found a reason to put her camera down. Now Steven Spielberg is making a film about her life.

Written by: Lynsey Addario

The harsh reality of being a White Helmet, heroes of the Syrian civil war
Film

The harsh reality of being a White Helmet, heroes of the Syrian civil war

Hope amidst the bloodshed — Director Orlando von Einsiedel’s documentary ‘The White Helmets’ pays tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of the volunteer rescue workers risking everything to save civilian lives in Syria.

Written by: Alex King

On the frontlines with the Kurdish female fighters beating back ISIS
Reportage

On the frontlines with the Kurdish female fighters beating back ISIS

Öcalan's Angels — Iraqi pro-government forces are making gains in the start of their large-scale operation to retake Mosul, the last major stronghold of the so-called Islamic State In eastern Syria. Fighting alongside the government forces are a Kurdish feminist army, but what’s driving young Kurdish women to take up arms, knowing they may never return? Magnum photographer Newsha Tavakolian went to find out for Huck's Defiance Issue.

Written by: Newsha Tavakolian

Six decades of conflict in Gaza explained in just 20 minutes
Film

Six decades of conflict in Gaza explained in just 20 minutes

Putting Gaza in context — A short documentary unpicks the deep roots of the Gaza conflict, a human-made disaster driven by the state of Israel’s violent settler-colonial project in Palestine.

Written by: Alex King

Don’t Attack Iraq: The protests that politicised a generation
Activism

Don’t Attack Iraq: The protests that politicised a generation

Chilcot Report #2: Where are they now? — When millions of British people failed to stop the disastrous invasion of Iraq in 2003, it led to years of anger and apathy. But those experiences weren’t wasted; they have gone on to shape a bright new generation, who developed tactics to create change when politicians refuse to adhere to the will of the people. But what became of those young protestors? Huck tracks down four activists who were mobilised as teens by the biggest anti-war demonstration in British history.

Written by: Alex King

Boots on the Ground: Volunteers of the Refugee Crisis
Film

Boots on the Ground: Volunteers of the Refugee Crisis

Helping refugees at Europe's frontier — Volunteers have stepped in to fill gaps where the international community has failed to avert a humanitarian disaster.

Written by: HUCK HQ

Five years on: The human faces of the Syrian conflict
Culture

Five years on: The human faces of the Syrian conflict

A photographer's personal reflections — Syria is fast becoming a cinematic slideshow of guerillas, grenades and guns. But conscientious photojournalist JM Lopez is working tirelessly to capture the human face of war.

Written by: JM Lopez

In Pictures: What does a war photographer shoot after the guns fall silent?
Photography

In Pictures: What does a war photographer shoot after the guns fall silent?

Yan Morvan: Battlefields — Photographer Yan Morvan repeatedly cheated death to become one of the best war photographers of his generation. His ambitious new project looks at historic ancient and modern battle sites after the troops have gone home.

Written by: Alex King

In Pictures: Coming of age as a Sudanese refugee in Australia
Activism

In Pictures: Coming of age as a Sudanese refugee in Australia

Embracing a new life, preserving your heritage — Coming of age is hard, no matter how or where it happens. But for thousands of young people from South Sudan, growing up in Australia has been tantamount to a fresh start – an opportunity to forge new friendships, ambitions and identities.

Written by: Shannon Jensen

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