Trump and the Dakota Access pipeline: A new chapter in America’s history of oppression

On Tuesday 24th January – his fourth day in office – President Donald Trump signed an executive order to revive the construction of two key oil pipelines in the US, in the latest of a number of moves that have emboldened the oil and gas industry and hampered the efforts of environmentalists. For years, Trump … Continue reading Trump and the Dakota Access pipeline: A new chapter in America’s history of oppression

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“Love Trumps Hate”

By Francesca Kelsall Saturday the 21st of January 2017 is certain to go down as a momentous day in the history of human rights. Around the globe, across all seven continents, demonstrations took place as a symbol of strength and unity in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the … Continue reading “Love Trumps Hate”

Hard Choices: Trump, Brexit and the Rise of the Far Right

November 8th 2016 is being hailed by some as the greatest day in US political history. The day the people took back power from the “political establishment”. For others, it represents the sadness, disappointment and despair that came with the realisation that an arrogant, divisive and abusive individual was able to rally a majority of … Continue reading Hard Choices: Trump, Brexit and the Rise of the Far Right