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The Diplomatic Disaster of Trump’s Relations with China

By Amy Callaghan The relationship between the US and China is one of the most significant relationships of the 21st century. China’s role as an international power and its place as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council means that it is a vital and powerful ally to the US internationally. US concerns…

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Content Notes 101

By Yas Necati Whilst reading through our site or others, you might have come across some posts that are marked at the beginning with something called a content note. In case you’re wondering what that is and why we use it, here’s a quick guide. What is a content note? A content note is usually…

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Abbatoir Floor

A poem by Kaylen Forsyth Content note: Violent and sexist language, gender based violence and harassment my name changes from BABY to HONEY, NEARLY DRUNK ENOUGH, DARLING to BITCH. i always thought i’d love the first boy to talk in poetry, but i craved metaphors of moonlight, not war-talk and violence: BANG, SCREW, NAIL, DESTROY.…

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One week after the Women’s March – what now?

It’s been 1 week since the Women’s March where millions of people stood against Trump, and perhaps more importantly stood in solidarity with each other against what Trump stands for. One week on, we reflect on some of our experiences of the march, and some of our hopes for the future… Awakening to the news that…

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Let’s keep standing with Standing Rock

By Stephanie Wang Undoubtedly, a Trump presidency threatens the legacy of President Obama by reverting the policy moves he’s made the past eight years. His decision to build the Dakota Access Pipeline is devastating, and as an environmentalist and an activist, I cannot reconcile the idea of building the pipeline when it will only set forth…

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The literature of hope – a new series

By Anna Hill What exactly is hope? And how can we use it to keep going in the face of oppression, fear and trauma? I don’t have a solid answer for the first question (except maybe the words “warm yellow light” like physically, but also in ur soul), and as for the second I think…

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Today we march

By Isla Whateley Content note: Donald Trump, mentions of sexual assault, rape, incest and abortion Today, women from all over the world will unite in a march of solidarity, in order to prove just how important women’s rights are and to prove to the new Trump administration that they cannot ignore us. The main march…

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Bi Community

By Fee Grabow It took me a really long time to come into my bisexuality. This will sound strange to anyone who knows me because I love being bisexual. But I didn’t always. And it wasn’t even the usual qualms about the word, how it evokes an extremely sexualized image and stereotypes about greedy, privileged…

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