Freyja Elwood

Deputy Editors' Column

A new chapter and fresh start

Thank you and welcome to your first edition of Concrete for the year 2021/22. The past year and a half has been incredibly turbulent and emotional for all of us – life will never really be the same again. I’ve noticed there is a new sense of gratitude and excitement among us all. The return to…


Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Says His Future Consists of Being Arrested, Killed, or Re-elected.

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has declared:  “I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed or victory,” whilst addressing the country’s Evangelical leaders at an election campaign event last week.  His stark remarks come after the public outcry to the Brazilian government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen 583,362 people lose…


The Magic of the Olympics

Matching the tally from London 2012, Team GB finished a very respectable fourth in the medal table behind the host nation Japan. In an Olympics scarred by the global pandemic, there were numerous firsts achieved by Team GB before the games even had begun. The Tokyo 2020 squad is the first Olympic representation of Great…


Conflict in Myanmar continues to escalate

The situation in Myanmar has escalated dramatically since our last report, with the Burma Coordinator for the Alternative ASEAN Network, Debbie Stothard, declaring “an all-out civil war” as an increasing probability in Myanmar to the BBC. According to Turkish News site “Anadolu” 581 civilians have been killed by the military in the country – with…


A mental health boost, but is it enough?

On 5th March, the Government announced an additional £79 million boost to mental health support for children and young people. Stating an additional “3 million children in England to be supported by mental health support teams in schools, around 22,500 more children and young people to access community mental health services and 2,000 more children…


International Women’s Day : a brief history

International Women’s day is celebrated each year on the 8th of March with the aim of ensuring a bright, equal, safe and rewarding future for women. It is seen as one of the important days of the year in regards to celebrating the achievements of all women, raising awareness about equality, lobbying for an acceleration…

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