Tag : crisis

Chilling Silence: the British Government and the War in Yemen

6 months ago / 0 comments

‘The Forgotten War’ has been the title given to the ongoing devastation and bloodshed underway in its third year in Yemen. The chilling silence that has consumed much of the British government regarding the conflict can be evidence in a YouGov poll in 2017 by The Independent which found that … Read More

The New Wave of Neo-Colonialism

7 months ago / 0 comments

The current Oxfam scandal, and the varying array of comments and criticism surrounding it demonstrates in black and white that colonial mentalities still exist towards the developing world. With this in mind, appropriate conduct in crisis zones needs some careful scrutiny. Quite clearly, something is wrong, and the rigour surrounding … Read More

The Crisis of Crisis Film

7 months ago / 0 comments

Film is a complex medium that can contain the perfect formula to provide its audience with happiness while possessing the right amount of emotional depth. Crisis can be the perfect strategy to momentarily tug at a Western audience’s heartstrings in this way. It is the necessary ingredient that directors use … Read More

Photo stunt for forgotten Yemen crisis

2 years ago / 0 comments

On Tuesday the LUU Oxfam Society staged a brief “photo stunt” outside the Union building as part of a campaign which hopes to raise awareness of the ongoing Yemen crisis. Members of the society posed with a banner asking “Who Cares About Yemen” to show their solidarity with a country … Read More

Hundreds take to streets to show refugees are welcome in Leeds

2 years ago / 0 comments

A rally took place in Leeds this weekend to show solidarity with refugees following an attack on a Polish man last Friday. The 28 year old was seriously injured by a group of up to 20 youths in Alliance Street, Armley. Seven boys aged 13 to 17 have been arrested to date. … Read More

News | UPDATE: Funding crisis stops LS printing

5 years ago / 0 comments

Following the response to our front page article, LS has decided to clarify issues brought to light through misrepresentation on social media and conflicting statements. LS is in a funding crisis and we value our readers and thank all those who have come out in support of the paper. Our … Read More

News | Hundreds come out in support of LS

5 years ago / 0 comments

Hundreds have come out in support of LS on Twitter, following the news that the paper will no longer be able to print due to lack of funding. Many people have commented on the importance of student papers, with theology student Anna Skerratt claiming the funding issue was “an utter disgrace”. … Read More

News | Funding crisis stops LS printing

5 years ago / 0 comments

LS will no longer be able to print, due to a lack of funding. This week members of the society were informed that the target set by LUU to cover printing costs had fallen short by £5,200 and therefore should cease printing. LS is currently partially funded by LUU and partially … Read More