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Why the Policing Bill must be scrapped

Crowd of people holding lights above their head at clapham common vigil, blocked by wall of police

On Tuesday MPs voted through a second reading of the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021. The Conservatives are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to rush this particular bill through without due scrutiny. They must be stopped. If the bill passes, police will be handed new powers to control the length of […]

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Apartheid Off Campus!

Guest blog from Youth PSC At most higher education institutions in the UK, students, staff and academics have little oversight of how those at the top of the university make decisions. This is particularly true of university investments, where decisions are made in closed subcommittees, with little student or staff representation.  PSC research has uncovered […]

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Student rent strikes must have our support

Young people walking with large banner with the words #RentStrike on and raising a red flare in the air

Amid rocketing COVID cases on university campuses and spiralling accommodation lock-downs, students are rising up and demanding justice. In the last two weeks, students at the University of Manchester and University of Bristol announced rent strikes, calling out university management for pushing ahead with a return to campuses even though they were clearly unprepared for […]

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A three week delay on exams will not suffice

Gavin Williamson

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson’s plan to delay next year’s GCSE and A-Level examinations by just three weeks is a woefully inadequate response to the exceptional disadvantages faced by thousands of students across the country. Due to school closures and a sudden switch to online teaching in the summer term, the current cohort of GCSE and […]

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Sex work – is decriminalisation the answer?

Black and white photo of a English Collective of Prostitutes banner with people stood and kneeling with signs

Guest blog by the English Collective of Prostitutes Sex work is legal in the UK. But whilst the exchange of money between two adults for consensual sex is allowed, lots of activities surrounding sex work remain illegal. Laws on ‘brothel-keeping’ and ‘loitering and soliciting’ in particular have made sex workers’ lives significantly more difficult. This […]

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Rishi Sunak’s latest flashy plan won’t deliver for workers

Rishi Sunak behind podium with the words, "Stay home, protect the NHS, Save Lives" on the front

Today Rishi Sunak announced a new ‘viable jobs’ support scheme as the government’s furlough scheme winds up in a month’s time. Ostensibly, this is seeking to encourage employers to cut hours, rather than staff. Sadly, Sunak’s latest flashy idea is a million miles off where we need to be. In the DNA of this scheme […]

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Dolce & Gabbana are silencing animal rights protesters

Animal rights protesters dressed in dust suits with fake blood. A banner reads "this is barbarity for vanity"

On 20th September 2019, activists protested outside a Dolce & Gabbana store in London against the company’s use of fur that comes from a breed of bunny called Orylag. This species of bunny has been genetically engineered specifically to be killed for the fashion industry for their soft, dense fur. There is undercover footage showing […]

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