Wednesday, October 18The Voice of London

Category: Activism

Young Londoners campaign for cleaner air

Young Londoners campaign for cleaner air

Activism, Environment, News
I spoke to one young Londoner striving to give young people a voice on issues surrounding the environment. Reporter: Chloe Chapman | Sub-Editor: Jack Cummings In light of the recent US Presidential election, fear has spread across the globe about the fate of our planet. Donald Trump has been vocal about his views on the global warming crisis for years on social media, tweeting controversial statements like “Any and all weather events are used by the GLOBAL WARMING HOAXTERS to justify higher taxes to save our planet!”. Despite what Trump believes, 97 percent of scientists have agreed that humans are responsible for climate change and that it’s a very real threat to our planet. With air pollution being one of the main culprits for global warming, focus has recently shifted to Lon
House of Lords pass controversial mass surveillance law

House of Lords pass controversial mass surveillance law

Activism, News, Politics, UK, World
Could the extradition of Lauri Love and the ratification of the Investigatory Powers Bill affect internet activists? Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari US whistleblower Edward Snowden described the legislation as the “most extreme” surveillance system in the history of Western Democracy Last week, Lauri Love’s extradition to the US was approved by Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The alleged computer hacker who is said to of stolen confidential US government data has since appealed the decision. However, if Love is unsuccessful he could face up to 99 years in prison, according to his lawyers. The 31-year-old activist who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome is accused of hacking into sensitive US government databases, including the FBI, Nasa and the Federal Reserve Bank among others. It is be
Understanding drug addictions: We are doing it all wrong

Understanding drug addictions: We are doing it all wrong

Activism, Investigations, Other, Uncategorized
Reporter: Monica Sanchez   Sub-Editor: Gabby Espinet Loving someone that has an addiction is a struggle that is widely known. The fact that it’s not all in their hands nevertheless, doesn't seem that familiar to the public. We, as a society, tend to think that drug users are in that situation because they want to. They are seen as criminals, as people to avoid, as dangerous individuals, as selfish people who started fooling around with drugs, or just seen as scary folks. But what would happen if we started changing our perception? Would that help?   Let’s see how it worked out in Portugal: In 1999, 1 in every 100 people were drug addicts. In 2001, Portugal approved a law to decriminalise the personal possession of all drugs. This meant users would be encouraged - not forced
M.I.A. Asks Fans To Create Their Own Merch To Help The Environment

M.I.A. Asks Fans To Create Their Own Merch To Help The Environment

Activism, Fashion, Music
The singer who recently released her fifth studio album, AIM, has provided emblems and designs to produce their own t-shirts and jumpers. Reporter: Andrew Whiteford | Sub-Editor: Alex Clement  M.I.A. has tweeted to her 695,000 followers that she did not want to create a new line of merchandise due to the effect it has on sweatshops and the environment. She came up with a new alternative, allowing her fanbase to get creative and design their own fashion. Today, she uploaded ideas to her website so people can get creative with some basic designs and vectors provided for free. She tweeted: It’s shown to be a popular idea amongst environment activist groups and her fans. The Sri Lankan musician has consistently used her global reach as a way to educate on environmental is
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