Over 100 people attend AfriSoc protest against Union president

Over a hundred demonstrators responded to Oxford University Africa Society’s call to protest the Oxford Union’s treatment of suspended member Ebenezer Azamati yesterday evening. WATCH: Protesters on Cornmarket demand Union president resign AfriSoc launched the campaign after a Union disciplinary committee suspended the membership of Azamati, who is blind, for “violent conduct”. This related to […]

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“Nepotism is not a substitute for friendship”: Union Access Officer resigns amid controversial appointments

An Oxford Union Access Officer, Beth Chamberlain, resigned her position on 12 July, condemning the society as “full of pseudo-politicos and sycophants” and having been left feeling “abused and taken advantage of” by colleagues and friends on committee in her letter of resignation, obtained by The Oxford Student. To read her full letter, click here. In […]

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Two RISE slate officers found guilty of electoral malpractice

An Oxford Union election tribunal has found two candidates in the society’s elections guilty of electoral malpractice. The ‘Rise’ slate’s candidates for Secretary; Lee Chin Wee, and its intended candidate for Librarian; Ayman D’Souza, who had seemingly by accident nominated for Treasurer, were found guilty of hindering the duties of the Returning Officer and communicating […]

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No-platforming is an effective tool in the fight against ‘fake news’ – if used correctly

Image description: Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart News In the wake of the recent anti-fascism protests outside the Oxford Union in response to the invitation extended to Katie Hopkins to speak, the topic on the validity of the use of ‘no-platforming’ has come to the forefront of political […]

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“Oxford Union – Tear it Down!” – Nazi Salutes and Arrests at Katie Hopkins Union Protest

Protestors yesterday gathered outside the Oxford Union to demonstrate against the invitation of far-right media personality Katie Hopkins. A heavy police presence surrounded  the area, including several mounted officers. At least one arrest was made after an altercation between a protestor and a counter-protestor who was seen performing a Nazi salute. Chants from the protestors […]

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