With the release of a video on tuesday showing the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, US, another statistic is added to the list of unarmed black men killed by armed white men in the United States. In this most recently published case a vigilante ex-cop, Gregory McMichael saw the 25-year-old Ahmaud jogging past theirContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery – Thoughts on Another Day in America from TCC”
Up until even the very recent past, extremist regimes looking to suppress ideas and quell dissent could do so with relative impunity. If they had the manpower and enough shovels.
“Oh I listen to a bit of everything”. Who hasn’t heard this or been guilty of saying it themselves when asked about their music taste? It’s a great way to let people know you’re not too uptight or closed-minded, especially at parties. But what does it actually mean? Not everyone listens to a wide varietyContinue reading “What Does Your Taste in Music Say About You?”
The life of Edward Colston, the former favorite philanthropist of the city of Bristol in England has been written about a lot since he was dethroned from his plinth and hauled into the city’s harbour in early June of 2020 during Black Lives Matter protests. Many buildings in the city of Bristol bear his nameContinue reading “Colston (Pt. I)- The Invasion of Africa & The Birth of an Idea”
Published directly after the victory of Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarians in the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbes’ treatise of man, Leviathan, was seen by many as justification for the past nine years of bloody battle. In it, Hobbes argues that to stop man descending into the selfish and wanton creature that is his natural state, aContinue reading “The Unspoken Leviathan”
The UK, we are constantly being told, is in the middle of a housing crisis. In some cities it’s worse than others with local councils making pledges to build thousands of affordable homes all over the place. A House of Commons report from March 2020 estimated a need for 345,000 new homes per year, aContinue reading “Building a House or a Home? – The UK Needs to Decide”
Recent law changes in Republican states indicate that a larger change is coming regarding the landmark abortion rights case of Roe vs Wade.
But far from just limiting the rights of women to access abortions, this will be an attack on women’s rights to vote in the United States of America.
The US has a history of disenfranchisement and this is just the next chapter in a republican wave that is not likely to stop here.
Britain claims to lead the way in democracy and growth, but is its fundamental tenet one of putting business first over its populace?