‘We were so hungry, we ate our fear’: The uncertain consequences of Cuba’s protests

Image description: Protestors marching in Cuba holding Cuban flags and signs reading “Freedom to Cuba!” On Sunday 11th July, in the town of San Antonio De Las Banos on the outskirts of Havana, historic protests erupted against the Cuban government. In the following days the protests spread throughout the country, with protestors chanting ‘freedom’ and […]

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Bobi Wine- Uganda’s popstar politician

Image description: Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu with his bodyguard Frank Senteza aka Frank during campaigning. Frank is wearing a red top with a picture of Robert, they both have a fist raised. Uganda’s January elections saw Bobi Wine, a musician who gained political credibility and a loyal following through his pop career, challenge President Yoweri Museveni, […]

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OULC and OULD release joint statement condemning Police and Crime Bill

Image Description: A police cordon from behind with officers wearing high-vis jackets reading “POLICE” at a protest.  Content Warning: Sexual assault, violence against women.  The Oxford University Labour Club and the Oxford University Liberal Democrats have released a statement condemning the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which is currently under consideration in the House […]

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In deference of dissent: Indian farmers’ protests and voices from the Oxford Indian community

Image description: Oxford students holding placards at protest In light of the recent farmers’ protests ongoing in India, a group of students from the Oxford South Asian Society (OxSAS), and Oxford India Society (OIS) decided to organise a solidarity protest on Saturday, 12th December 2020. On behalf of The Oxford Student, I have decided to […]

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Protestors stand against Poland’s anti-abortion court ruling

Image Description: protestors stand outside the RadCam, wearing masks, with signs reading “smash the patriarchy”, “My home turned into my hell”, “I wish I could abort my government”, and “free politics from the Church”. Content warning: abortion, rape Protestors gathered outside the Radcliffe Camera last night in opposition to the recent ruling of the Polish […]

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Black Lives Matter protest held in Oxford

Image description: Protestors in South Park A socially-distanced peaceful protest organised by ‘Black Lives Matter Oxford’ took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd June, attracting hundreds of demonstrators to South Park, Oxford. The socially-distanced demonstration was originally planned to go forward in Bonn Square, but as demand increased in the days before the event, […]

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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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“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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