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The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

Featured, Food
The beautiful reality of ‘Just Bread’: baking workshops and a small cafe bakery chain with a conscience enabling refugee women in London to support themselves.   The sunlight gleams through the thick glass of the large windows, when I step in the Roasthouse in Poplar Union. It is just a few minutes away from the City, in London, but it seems far from the chaotic agglomeration of lights, voices and steps characteristic of Canary Wharf. The chitchat of the people sat at the tables blends with the humble noise of the coffee machine. The kitchen is open, so that everyone can see the food getting prepared. Two women move resolutely around the kitchen tools, mixing puffy dough in metallic pans. Nawal (not her real name), overlooks, with a friendly smile and a firm voice. She p

Stop Bombing Syria March – In Pictures

News, Politics, UK, Uncategorized, World
Another protest against the parliament's decision at the beginning of December has led a crowd of hundreds to the streets.Words and Photos: Natalia Branco     Hundreds of protesters gathered at Portland Place, a few meters from Oxford Circus station, and marched towards Downing Street at the beginning of the afternoon on Saturday. The demonstration was another attempt to get government members to stop the bombing in Syria, after air strikes were authorized on December 2. The crowd followed chants criticizing the Prime Minister and leaders of the protest declared his decisions were not representing British people's interests. The protest was organized by Stop the War coalition, saying on the page of the event on Facebook that "the decision by MPs to bomb Syria ...
After Paris: The Forgotten Victims

After Paris: The Forgotten Victims

News, Paris Attacks, World, World
In the days following the tragic terrorist attacks in the French capital, 129 innocent victims have been confirmed. However, as France mourns, another much larger group of people should be in our thoughts, too: Europe’s 750,000 refugees. Many have once again fallen victim to the brutality of extremism, having already experienced the barbarity of ISIS and other organisations and bravely fled, seeking safety in Europe. Words: Isabella Ellis, Sub-Editor: Mariya Savova Arriving at our shores, they have received a mixed response, quotas have been rejected and many borders have shut just as quickly as they opened. Thousands now reside in conditions condemned by human rights campaigners as unacceptable. After Paris, calls for the borders to be shut completely have intensified but it’s impor
Don’t Let Them Freeze: Refugees Welcome Here Rally

Don’t Let Them Freeze: Refugees Welcome Here Rally

News, UK
Protesters gathered outside Downing Street as part of Stand up to Racism's "Refugees Welcome Here" campaign, demanding the government do more to help. Words: Daisy Greenaway, Subeditor: Corey Armishaw Following the government's decision to allow 20,000 refugees into the UK by 2020, demonstrators took to the streets last night, urging Cameron to take action. As winter closes in, the struggle for refugees only worsens as they now face freezing temperatures, making travelling by sea even more dangerous. The organisation Stand up to Racism believes the government can and should be doing more to help, instead of donating millions to build fences across Europe to keep them out. During the rally, they encouraged attendees to buy badges and send postcards to Cameron (pictured below) w
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