Tag: Boycott


Sick of student unions?

Do you feel represented? I don’t. Zamzam Ibrahim is the president elect of the National Union of Students (NUS). Her job is to represent all UK students in higher and further education. But she’s come under fire for stating she wanted to ‘oppress white people’ and ‘have an Islamic takeover’, comments she made when she…


Gillette Controversy

Gillette is not the first company to endorse a political message within their advertisements, and nor will it be the last. The technique has been employed before by Lynx, Pepsi, and Nike among many others; it isn’t new or ground-breaking. We live in a society where injustice happens regularly, yet marketing campaigns that recognise and…


In brief

Keeping up with the Kremlin Vladimir Putin has featured in a new reality series, highlighting his devotion to the public. Broadcast on state television, the program documents the Russian President during his weekly activities. The first one-hour episode, aired during Sunday prime time, showed him scouring for berries, traversing lakes and rivers, and meeting with…


Lorde cancels Israel concert after boycott calls

The singer Lorde has cancelled an upcoming show in Tel Aviv following calls from pro-Palestine campaigners advocating a boycott of Israel. Advocates of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement asked the singer to reconsider the concert after it was announced on Twitter. Before cancelling, she responded to a fan on Twitter to say she…


#Right2Debate campaign encourages student unions to challenge controversial speakers

A student-led free speech campaign supported by counter-extremism think tank Quilliam has been launched amid what has been termed an “epidemic” of university censorship. The #Right2Debate movement urges student unions and the NUS to allow students to “challenge and moderate” controversial speakers rather than banning them, condemning the regression of many student bodies into “censorship…

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