The Land of the Free (and Armed)

America’s historic obsession with gun ownership & freedom The case If you search the word “Freedom” on Instagram, what would you expect to find? Uplifting stock photos of an open sky, or the Statue of Liberty? Those are fair (and accurate) guesses, but in reality one thing in particular sticks out: guns. Any non-American would … Continue reading The Land of the Free (and Armed)

Why We Need To Protest Gently

In an age of slacktivism & clicktivism, we need gentle protest more than ever The list of issues that need to be addressed in the world today is seemingly impossible. From large corporations exploiting workers to swell their profit margins or politicians instigating divisive and destructive policies, to the small, everyday acts of discrimination carried out … Continue reading Why We Need To Protest Gently

In the Face of Trumpaggeddon, We’ve Recruited A Cartoonist

The past few tumultuous months elude simple description. Phrases such as ‘post-truth’, ‘alternative facts’ and ‘oh God, what’s he done now’ are now part and parcel of the news. The more melodramatic amongst us can be heard uttering notions of ‘Trumpaggeddon’.    The need for satire In these baffling times, a purposefully distorted notion of … Continue reading In the Face of Trumpaggeddon, We’ve Recruited A Cartoonist

Bye Bye Barack

A List of 8 Key Moments In Obama’s Presidency   From his inauguration in January 2009, Barack Obama has been a surprisingly divisive figure among the American people, despite being loved by many around the world. But, while some motivations were more personal, others disagreed with his policies or had little faith in his big … Continue reading Bye Bye Barack

Climate Justice and Human Rights

Climate change is the greatest human rights issue facing humanity today, and that is how we can fight it. The case In 2012 Olivier De Schutter laid bare this argument in The Guardian, observing that climate change represents an enormous threat to a whole host of human rights: the right to food, the right to water … Continue reading Climate Justice and Human Rights

Us and the Future [Hilary Jenning’s guest editorial 4]

As I discussed in my interview the future can seem hopeless and we are offered very few positive visions in our mainstream media and culture at the moment. Can you think of any?   Another day in 2016 – posted by a friend on Facebook kind of sums it up…   But as the futurist … Continue reading Us and the Future [Hilary Jenning’s guest editorial 4]

Vote Remain Poster

This poster has been shared from the EU-UK website: ‘EU-UK is changing the tone of the EU referendum debate, adding complexity, humour and culture.  Get involved – share or instigate your personal EU debate, online and offline.’ The greatest humanitarian project in the whole of history. Don’t be the one to throw that away. #VoteRemain

EU referendum: In or out – what the vote means to the arts

On Thursday 23 June, the EU Referendum will ask UK voters whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. As the debate for and against Brexit intensifies, Munira Mirza makes the case for artists and those in the arts to vote to leave, while Clymene Christoforou argues that the UK … Continue reading EU referendum: In or out – what the vote means to the arts

Angels, Bpop & Snooty Ladies: Brexiters take back Albion’s arts

As hoards of British artists conspire to vote ‘remain’, the Brexit brigade endeavours to reclaim our culture for them. Here are three examples of their efforts thus far Among Britain’s creatives supporting the Remain campaign is Antony Gormley, the sculptor behind the iconic Angel of the North. But in March, Leave campaigners hijacked the Angel, … Continue reading Angels, Bpop & Snooty Ladies: Brexiters take back Albion’s arts