Uighur genocide: What, why and how is this happening?

By Polly Pye In an interview with BBC’s Andrew Marr last weekend, the Chinese ambassador to the UK yet again denied any mistreatment of the Uighur population by the Chinese government. Despite being presented with leaked footage of Uighurs, chained, blindfolded and being led onto trains, China’s UK ambassador unconvincingly argued that the footage formed…

Jacinda Ardern: Leadership or luck?

Gus Anderson, Editor and Founder of Partisan Journal, discusses Jacinda Ardern’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how much both her supporters and critics should be focusing on her deft ability to govern. Jacinda Ardern has outshone global leadership when tackling COVID-19. Rewind to 2017, and Ardern was a reactionary nominee in a flagging Kiwi…

National security law: What is happening in Hong Kong?

By Rachel Stanley There is a lot happening in the news currently surrounding Hong Kong and changes to the law which will see pro-democracy protestors more severely targeted by the authorities. But what does the law now actually say? The right to a fair trial. Innocent until proven guilty. An independent jury.  These are the…

Global unrest: a unifying thread of protest is establishing a new normal

By Kristian Rehfeld Thodén To protest, or to display ‘a statement or action expressing disapproval or objection’, has long been a popular method of pushing for political change within societies. 2019 was a significant year for public protest, and 2020 has continued along the same lines of unrest. But is there a common thread that…

Police State: Power and accountability in the US

By Skyla Baily  Note from the author: I, like so many other people, am always trying to educate myself on these matters and so I am by no means an authority on the subject nor do I have exhaustive knowledge. The information in this article merely scratches the surface of the systematic exploitation that is…

What’s happening in Yemen?

It has been called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in the last century. Yemen is currently battling a five-year-long civil war, one of the worst famines in 100 years, as well as outbreaks of both cholera and COVID-19. Although millions of Yemeni people have no access to basic human necessities such as food, water and…

Taiwan leads by example in COVID-19 response

By Susanna Cirulli Situated less than 81 miles from China and excluded from the World Health Organisation, Tsai Ing-wen’s government has managed to prevent a mass outbreak in the country of Taiwan, without ever having to go into lockdown. Despite its geographical proximity to China, at the time of writing this article, Taiwan has only…