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Harry Leslie Smith… what can we learn?

The voice of pacifism, the vocal critic of austerity and a Yorkshire man, Harry Leslie Smith has sadly passed away at the age of 95; leaving an undeniable legacy. Smith’s life straddled two centuries. He witnessed the hope and social opulence that came with the 1945 Labour government disintegrate with the crumbling of the welfare […]

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The Western Media – A Eurocentric Lens?

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit… it’s all we seem to talk about. And if it’s not Brexit, it’s America. Of course, it is understandable; Brexit is the biggest political event of our generation and needs to be closely followed in the press, and the US is the global superpower and our closest ally. But does that justify […]

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The North Sentinel Islanders: An Understanding

Geographically, North Sentinel Island is one of a large cluster of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which sits in the Bay of Bengal – in essence it is sandwiched between India and Burma. This densely wooded island homes a tribe who has lived in isolation for what is thought to be around 60,000 years. The inhabitants […]

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Photoshopping a child, has Kim Kardashian gone too far?

The Kardashian family are many things. Rich, successful, and possibly the most recognisable and talked about family in the world. They are also no strangers to a little help from Photoshop. Almost every member of the family has been accused of editing themselves to appear more attractive, yet millions of adoring fans continue to compare […]

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Did Hollywood boycott the #METOO movement?

Last October when Alyssa Milano tweeted: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet”, it created a social media frenzy, with many people getting behind what has arguably been one of the most talked-about social media campaigns in the last year. However, what often isn’t realised is […]

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