Tag : LUU Amnesty International

Amnesty International Society Present…Fundraising Ball in Solidarity with Syria

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Amnesty International Society, the University of Leeds representatives of a global network committed to defending human rights, are hosting their first ever fundraising ball under their ‘Justice for Syria’ initiative on Saturday 24th February. Lucy Milburn tells us more…   Held in solidarity with the people of Syria, a quarter … Read More

LUU based charitable societies to hold anual ‘sleepout’

4 years ago / 0 comments

On the 19th of March, Student Action for Refugees (STAR), Homed, and LUU Amnesty International, will hold their annual ‘Sleepout’ outside the Union building. Volunteers will sleep outside the Union building overnight, with a range of other societies providing entertainment and support including musical performances, film screenings, and talks. The … Read More

LUU Amnesty International launch ‘Free Shaker Aamer’ campaign

4 years ago / 0 comments

LUU’s student branch of Amnesty International are continuing to campaign for the release of 46 year old Briton Shaker Aamer, who was arrested in Afghanistan by US forces on the 14th February 2002. LUU Amnesty’s president, Wil Hutton, said, ‘without charge or trial, Shaker Aamer is innocent under international law, … Read More

Oil, military supplies and HSBC: Uni’s £62.8m investment revealed

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University has purchased over £200,000 in shares in HSBC as part of a multi-million pound investment portfolio which includes several controversial businesses. A Freedom of Information Request revealed that the University is a stakeholder in oil producers, a military equipment provider and companies at the centre of tax avoidance … Read More

G4S email sparks student backlash

4 years ago / 0 comments

LUU Joblink, the employment service based at Leeds University Union, has come under heavy criticism after an email was sent to a section of Leeds University students advertising part-time jobs with the controversial British security company G4S. G4S who operate in over 125 countries worldwide have been accused of facilitating … Read More

LUU society ‘free the nipple’

4 years ago / 0 comments

Students have been baring all this week as part of a campaign to ‘Normalise the Nipple’. Men and women stepping into the ‘boobie booth’ were asked to take an anonymous photograph of their chest to be displayed in the Union next week. The campaign aims to combat the censorship and … Read More

Features | Uganda clamps down on homosexuality

5 years ago / 0 comments

Following recent moves by the Ugandan government to enforce legislation against homosexuality, LS talks to Dr Kevin Ward about what this means for those living in the country and the ways in which we can provide support from Leeds.   The situation for LGBT individuals living in Uganda is a delicate one. … Read More

Human Rights Week: the last British national in Guantanamo

6 years ago / 0 comments

Labelled ‘Give a f*ck’, next week is LUU’s first annual Human Rights Week. It is being coordinated by LUU Amnesty International, but there will be daily events organised by different societies. Each day will be assigned a different cause, from economic and social to environmental rights. Oscar Frandsen of Amnesty International talks about … Read More

Human Rights Week: Syria

6 years ago / 0 comments

Labelled ‘Give a f*ck’, next week is LUU’s first annual Human Rights Week. It is being coordinated by LUU Amnesty International, but there will be daily events organised by different societies. Each day will be assigned a different cause, from economic and social to environmental rights. Josh Vuglar of Amnesty International talks about … Read More