Tag : protest

After The Hashtag

8 months ago / 0 comments

In a 21st century digital age, is it really possible to be or affect the change that you want to see in the world? Our helpless generation appears to have all the right intentions, but no feasible idea of how to implement them. Twitter is perennially saturated with stories of … Read More

Protesting the Protestors

10 months ago / 0 comments

Many of you will have noticed the small group of pro-life protestors next to the Parkinson Building one Thursday afternoon (16th November). In itself this is not particularly unusual; a protest or stall is far from an unusual sight on campus (in fact a Socialist Students stall also set up … Read More

Fashion in Protest

11 months ago / 0 comments

Often regarded as an industry that turns a blind eye to sustainability issues, in recent years the fashion world has begun to change. With an increasing demand for fast fashion, however, it’s no wonder the industry that’s responsible for over 50 million tonnes of polyester annually has a bad name. … Read More

American NFL players kneel in defiance of Trump

12 months ago / 0 comments

The NFL took over London again on Sunday with the Miami Dolphins playing the New Orleans Saints at Wembley. The game finished 20-0 with a lockout for the Saints, who managed to keep the Dolphins offense from scoring a single point. Michael Thomas stole the show with an unstoppable performance, … Read More

The March for Science

1 year ago / 0 comments

In protest to the Trump administration’s views on climate change, science policy and their continual exclusion of scientific evidence from policy decisions, scientists organised rallies and marches in over 600 cities around the world on April 22nd. Though this event was centred on the United States, the side-lining of scientific … Read More

Pepsi: the appropriation of brutality

1 year ago / 0 comments

Every so often, an advertisement reminds me the potential for advertising to really question perceptions of the world around us. Which today, thanks to Pepsi, it did. Except that it was to question how wayward and naive the creators were in modelling a protest – an imperative, but often biting, … Read More

Riders protest against Deliveroo mistreatment of workers

1 year ago / 0 comments

Last week, cyclists took to Leeds City Square and protested against the mistreatment of workers by the takeaway delivery app, Deliveroo. The demo, dubbed “The Roosistance”, involved Deliveroo employees, trade union members and supporters protesting against the sacking of several local couriers when union involvement was discovered. The company has … Read More

Students protest against TEF by Disrupting Senate

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Students battled the horrible weather and marched in protest of TEF from the Union to disrupt the Senate meeting, where the petition was delivered to the Vice Chancellor. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a controversial new government initiative most notably criticised for creating a formal link between quality of teaching … Read More

Women of the world unite

2 years ago / 0 comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we take a look back at some of women’s biggest achievements from the past few months. Millions take part in Global Women’s March Over five million women took part in Women’s Marches across the world in response to Donald Trump’s election as President. On … Read More

Students to protest against TEF

2 years ago / 0 comments

The march against the Teaching Excellence Framework will take place outside the union at 2pm on the 22nd March. On the 22nd March at 2pm, there will be a student protest against the Teaching Excellence Framework. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a series of reforms to Higher Education which are … Read More