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Extinction Rebellion must soften their tactics to combat the climate crisis

The historical shift from environmentalists ridiculed as ‘hippies’ to being stamped as ‘ecomaniacs’ and ‘dangerous’ by media tabloids indicates movements like Extinction Rebellion are anything but a dying fire.  Despite being three years young, the organisation has gained universal stead as the intergenerational symbol for environmental activism, galvanising membership across 70 countries and dominating the…

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Brazil’s faces new Government Crisis

The heads of Brazil’s armed forces simultaneously resigned last week, in protest of the president’s firing of the defence secretary, Fernando Azevedo e Silva. This marks a significant crisis point in President Jair Bolsanaro’s leadership, at a time where the country is battling one of the world’s worst COVID-19 epidemics. Gen Edson Leal Pujol, Adm…

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“From day one, there has been a laissez-faire approach to the pandemic… Boris Johnson wanted to be popular and didn’t want to make those difficult choices”: an interview with Labour MP Clive Lewis

Disclaimer: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this interview belong solely to Mr Clive Lewis MP. Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South since 2015 and former candidate for leader of the party in 2020. A politician with strong views and someone who is not afraid to hold back, even if at times that…

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Unrest in Haiti over Presidential Term

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the streets of Haiti’s capital Port-au prince, as well as other cities surrounding the capital, in protest against the government. Opposition supporters have been protesting the legitimacy of President Jovenel Moïse since the summer of 2018, however, he has now come under scrutiny for breaking the country’s constitution….

Interview

An interview with Susan Jones on her career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: “I’ve never been bored and have always felt that I was contributing to the greater good”.

Sue Jones has enjoyed an over 40-year-long career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), occupying geographical, policy, and HR related roles in London, together with overseas postings to a number of Diplomatic Missions such as Singapore, West Berlin, and Brussels. Pursuing her desire to travel, Sue had originally thought about applying for a Commission…

Global

Ruling party takes control of Venezuelan parliament

President Nicolás Maduro’s United Socialist Party (PSUV) has taken control of the country’s National Assembly. The party won a landslide 256 of the Assembly’s 277 seats, having previously lost control of the institution in 2015. This election has not been without controversy, with almost all opposition parties choosing to boycott the vote. Opposition leaders say…

Global

Mario Draghi agrees to form new Italian government

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has accepted a request from Italy’s president to form a national unity government. Sergio Mattarella met with Draghi in Rome where the latter was asked to guide the country through the Covid-19 pandemic and the most severe economic crisis in Italian post-war history. The two met following the…

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