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“What if men could menstruate?”

“What if men could menstruate?”

Activism, Featured, News, UK
“Menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much. Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free.” Written in 1986, Gloria Steinem’s essay, “If men could menstruate” is as relevant today as it was then. Tampons are still taxed as a “luxury item” and one in ten young women (aged 14-21) have been unable to afford period products. In London, this number is closer to one in seven, Plan International UK reported this year. “Period poverty occurs when a person has to make a choice between food and sanitary items, between going to school or work and risking their menstrual fluid leaking because they can’t afford menstrual supplies,” Alice Walker-Mitchell from the charity Bloody Good Period told Voice of London. Girls in this s
Steve Bannon, henchman to Europe’s growing nationalist movements, speaks at ‘News Xchange 2018’

Steve Bannon, henchman to Europe’s growing nationalist movements, speaks at ‘News Xchange 2018’

Comment, Immigration, Investigations, Politics, Specials
The European Broadcasting Union, organisers of yearly journalism conference News Xchange, faced heavy criticism this week for giving a platform to the highly divisive figure, Stephen K. Bannon- Voice of London's Memuna Konteh, reports from the conference. Bannon is the ex-chief campaign adviser for President Donald Trump who, since leaving that job has made it his mission to aid national populist movements in Europe; applying the same principles used to help win Trump the White House two years ago. He is also the former editor of syndicated news outlet Breitbart News, whom under Bannon's editorial eye, published headlines such as " Gay rights have made us dumber, it's time to get back in the closet". Many delegates and speakers pulled out of this year’s conference in protest of Bann
Is the death of memes near?

Is the death of memes near?

Featured, Investigations, Specials
The European Union is planning on banning memes. Members of The European Parliament recently voted on the passing of the "Meme Killer" law. The problematic legislation, which is designed to tackle online piracy and modernise old copyright rules so they can be suitable for the "Digital Age" may be implemented sooner than we expect.  The new directive is comprised up of 17 articles, but articles 11 and 13 of the proposed law are the ones which have been criticised for being too harsh. The latter, which has most people concerned, lays out terms for social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit just to name a few, to filter and censor anything that is copyrighted and holds them liable for any copyright infringement. YouTube already has a copyright infringement system
Will Trump’s wall become a reality?

Will Trump’s wall become a reality?

Immigration, Investigations, Specials
Image courtesy of DonkeyHotey via Flickr Democratic strategist, Adrienne Elrod denounced Donald Trump’s accusation of democrats’ role in the lack of border security live on Fox News. Trump’s crusade against Mexican immigration continues as he has announced he will be deploying 800 U.S. troops to halt the arrival of a caravan of 5,000 Central American migrants walking through Southern Mexico to the U.S. border. He has recently tweeted that the Democrats are to blame for the incoming caravan because they make it “tough” to “stop people at the Border”. He then followed that with a message to the Caravan declaring: “Go back to your Country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1055414972635926528 Th
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