Headline »

Fighting Words: Poets for Ukraine

April 2, 2022 – 4:27 pm |

“He sits at his table long as a fable planning a banquet of death too sharp are his claws too aglow are his eyes Putin of the great war cry dragging his carcass of history.”

The war in Ukraine has brought together a unified international stance that is saying no to conflict, …

Read the full story »
News
Features
ART[icle]S
The Commentary
Visual
Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Rebecca Suner

“Oi miss! Nice butt!”: Why is street sexual harassment so widespread and what can we do to stop it?

December 7, 2012 – 11:36 pm |

 
“I was doing my shopping in the beauty aisle in Sainsbury’s,” Liz*, an undergrad student at City University recalls, “and a middle-aged man, maybe 50 or 60, comes up to me and asks me with this disgusting smirk on his face: ‘Do you know where the Vaseline is?’ It completely …

Rust & Bone Film Review

November 18, 2012 – 10:21 pm |

Two years after his hard-hitting crime drama A Prophet, Jacques Audiard is back with a moving love story that unites against all odds a recent amputee and an underground street fighter.
It starts off like an American road-movie: Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a hefty Belgian bloke and his five-year-old son are standing …

Death of Jimmy Mubenga Sparks Protest

May 31, 2011 – 6:33 pm |

Campaigners that gathered outside the annual meeting of security company G4S last Thursday, called upon the organisation to be held accountable for the death of an Angolan refugee in their custody last year.
46-year-old Jimmy Mubenga died in hospital shortly after he was restrained by three G4S guards on board of a British …

Viewpoint – Europe: A Year From the French Presidential Elections… Who’s in the Race? Interview with John Lichfield from The Independent

May 20, 2011 – 1:44 pm |

Nicolas Sarkozy, the least popular president of recent history, will struggle hard to win a second term at the Elysee Palace. Meanwhile, the opposition party – the ‘Parti Socialiste’ (PS) – is yet undergoing another leadership crisis, with the arrest of one of their leading figures, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who had …

Independence Issue: Outside the (Right) Law – Film Review

February 6, 2011 – 3:07 pm |

 
A thousand people gathered on the red carpet to protest against the projection of Outside The Law, Rachid Bouchareb’s second movie about the French (de)colonisation. Among the demonstrators, far-right and right-wing elected representatives tossed off many recriminations against the movie, calling it: a “revisionist work of propaganda” and an “insult to the …

Viewpoint – Independence: ‘I was a protest virgin’, Jack said – 2011 London Student Fees Protest

February 6, 2011 – 1:04 pm |

 
Jack wears a poppy on his jacket and Doc Martens on his feet. “It’s the first time I have worn them” he says, proudly showing-off his brand new boots on the way to the demo. Until September 2010, Jack was living in Loughborough and never had the opportunity to raise …