Myanmar’s First Anniversary Since The Failed Military Coup – A Passage Far From Celebration

By Sakeena Rajpal, GLOBUS Correspondent It has been just over a year since the military took over control in Myanmar on the 1st February 2021, denying their people of democracy and freedom.  Over this time, the destructive impact of the military coups’ brutal and terrorising power on the country is evident. According to the IRC (International Rescue Committee)... Continue Reading →

Can A Doughnut Save The Planet?

by Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent When you think of a doughnut you usually think of a tasty, sweet ring of dough pumped full of sugar and topped with even more sugary icing – it’s somewhat of a guilty pleasure. What does this delicious pastry have to do with saving the planet though? Well, the doughnut... Continue Reading →

The Shades of Grey in Wildlife Conservation

                        – With Aaron Gekoski, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 – by Sara Azeem, Editor-in-Chief Pen and camera are weapons against oblivion, they can create awareness for that which may soon be lost forever. It was towards the end of the interview that Aaron quoted these words of the legendary conservationist George Schaller, but... Continue Reading →

THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH

by Šimon Michalčík, GLOBUS Correspondent Roughly a year ago, all of us were probably experiencing difficult times. One day, when the gravity of self-isolation (both physical, and consequently, social) laid on me, I wrote a poem. I thought about how the pandemic was most likely just a mere glimpse into the uncertainties and falls of... Continue Reading →

The Capitalist Curse

By Clint Broadway, guest writer from this year's GSD competition Our interactions with each other and the world around us have always been governed by currency. Whether it be the Mesopotamian shekel, used to pay mercenaries in the 6th century B.C, or computerized dollars, which have erected immense corporations more influential than most countries, currency has been idolized... Continue Reading →

Cotton- The Most Unsustainable Fibre?

By Ilaria Ravazzolo, GLOBUS Correspondent When talking about fashion, which materials would you name as being the most sustainable? There’s a good chance that the answer to this question is ‘cotton’. Cotton seems to be the perfect fibre because it’s cheap, natural and plentiful. However, what most of us don’t realise is that the production... Continue Reading →

The UK’s ‘neo-colonial’ Nationality and Borders Bill: devoid of dignity, morality, and compassion  

By Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS correspondant In June of this year, the UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, proposed the Nationality and Borders Bill.   This bill aims in part to implement new legislature as part of Patel’s ambition to create a ‘fair, humane, compassionate, and outward-looking Home Office’. Yet the UK Government isn’t planning on investigating the... Continue Reading →

The Webs We Weave

By Sara Azeem, Editor-in-Chief of GLOBUS Lin Chen, China Mainland, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards I came across this photograph a while ago and was immediately struck by the intensity of the colours and the surreal energy it exuded. It took me a while to wrap my head around what it was – a boat... Continue Reading →

Resisting HS2: THE Welsh Road Protection Camp

by Alexandros Kassapis, GLOBUS Correspondent Cutting through 108 ancient woodlands, 693 local wildlife sites, 18 Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves, and many more protected areas, the UK’s current largest construction project, the High-Speed Rail 2 (HS2), has triggered a massive natural disaster. Since the construction of HS2 began in 2020, a long belt of resistance camps... Continue Reading →

Can drug decriminalization be socially sustainable?

By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent In November 2020, the possession of hard drugs, like heroin and cocaine, as well as the medicinal use of hallucinogens, like mushrooms, was decriminalized in Oregon. Oregon became the first US state to adopt this policy through a democratic vote and, soon after, other states moved towards a looser drug policy... Continue Reading →

Treading the murky waters of fast fashion

By Naomi Carter, GLOBUS Correspondent Boohoo have been getting a lot of press recently, and not only because they have just signed a £55 million deal to buy Debenhams. Since lockdown 1.0, shocking conditions in their Leicester factories have been revealed - failure to pay minimum wages, inadequate fire protection, lack of social distancing, unpaid overtime, and... Continue Reading →

Jeff Bezos’ Earth Fund: a viable solution to climate change or mere hypocrisy?

By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent In February 2020 Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos announced the commencement of the “Earth Fund”, to which he intended to donate an initial amount of 10 billion dollars, dedicated to causes relevant to combating climate change. In mid-November 2020, he announced the first beneficiaries of this fund, which include scientists, activists, and other institutions and organisations, making Bezos the biggest contributor to... Continue Reading →

THE HIDDEN FACE OF THE FRENCH GLOBAL SECURITY LAW

By Laura Chevrot, GLOBUS Correspondent ‘Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité’: Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood. Three words that have served as a symbol of French values since the French Constitution of 1848. But to what extent does France serve these principles?  Controversy has recently been sparked in France over the passing of a bill designed to protect security officials... Continue Reading →

Murders of social activists in Colombia: a violation of human rights and a threat to sustainable development

By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent At the beginning of October, there were 263 confirmed murder cases this year of humanitarian, environmental and social activists, by Colombian death squads. Such a violation of human rights reached its peak during the outbreak of the coronavirus in March; however, the situation did not improve, and the mainstream media found themselves covering the issue once more in October. Nevertheless, the murdering of innocent activists and protesters is not something new and in order to... Continue Reading →

When activism takes the stand: Urgenda Vs the Netherlands

By Alexandros Kassapis, GLOBUS Correspondent Would you file a lawsuit against your government for failing to take sufficient actions for fighting climate change? This is the story of the Urgenda Foundation and 886 individuals who took the Netherlands to court because of climate change.   On 20 December 2019, the Urgenda Foundation, a Dutch non-profit organisation aiming for a fast transition... Continue Reading →

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