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In October 1922, Benito Mussolini, alongside members of his party and its paramilitary wing, the ‘Blackshirts’, finally seized power in Italy. Spurred by anti-socialist hatred and widespread malcontent, the 30,000-strong group marched on Rome, leading to Mussolini’s appointment as Prime Minister on 31 October. …

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Belly Mujinga was a worker at Victoria Station for almost a decade and a doting mother to an 11-year-old girl. On 21 March 2020, a man spat at her and a colleague, laughing and boasting of having coronavirus. Just over a fortnight later, Mujinga passed away in a London hospital…

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At 11pm tonight, the UK will finally be calling it quits on the EU, after a nearly four-year-long mess of an exit. The process is far from over — indeed, the transition period will last until the end of 2020 — but the country’s departure is now set in stone…

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It’s the 23rd of September, which marks Bisexual Visibility Day, an occasion for all of us identifying with the third letter of the LGBTQ+ alphabet to celebrate our existence. In a world where advancing rights for the queer community are often met with intensifying violence and a reactionary socio-political backlash

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” President Donald Trump tweeted from his phone this Sunday, part of a tirade against four Democratic Congresswomen of colour, three of whom are American-born. It’s the kind of comment immigrants and…

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Ever since Pride Month came into existence and began to achieve international recognition, we’ve all heard that same line that gets thrown around year after year whenever rainbow flags start to appear: “if LGBTQ+ people can have pride, why can’t we have straight pride?” While it’s the sort of phrase…

Dick, Kerr’s Ladies football club, 1921

World Cup fever is back. This time, it’s the lesser-known sibling of FIFA’s international men’s football competition, the Women’s World Cup, which has just kicked off in France and will last until 7 July. The American team, the current reigning champions, have entered the tournament vying to keep hold of…

European citizens in the UK have been disenfranchised since the very beginning of the Brexit process. From the days of the Referendum, they’ve been hurled around as part of a political game with a total disregard for their rights, livelihoods and basic sense of humanity, all the while having no…

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Social media is oversaturated with “motivation porn” — “The Five Easy Steps To Success”, “Do This And You’ll Find Happiness”, “Take Back Control Of Your Life”, “Ten CEOs Reveal Their Top Tips in Climbing The Career Ladder”, “How To Succeed In Your Dreams”, you know the mantra. An endless flurry…

It’s been 107 years since RMS Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, rendering the early hours of 15 April 1912 one of the most fateful of modern history. The ship’s ill-fated maiden journey has grasped the attention of artists, filmmakers, historians and naval enthusiasts throughout the past century, most iconically…

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23-y/o Britalian, Oxford grad, published poet & singer/songwriter. Feminist, progressive & unafraid to share my views | Bylines: Indy, TIME, HuffPo, The Times

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