A record six million UK adults were prescribed antidepressants last year for circumstances that one psychotherapist believes “drugs were never meant to treat”. But after a decade of government cuts to mental health services and three national lockdowns, what's the alternative?
2020 in review: Conspiracies, Corbyn, “cancelled” grime stars. During a year in which ugly prejudices were revealed, Sam Wolfson asks: “Was 2020 a good year for the Jews?”
Ayton is the megaphone-wielding figurehead of a movement that aims to eradicate institutionalised racism wherever it’s found. As focus turns from marches to three-tier local lockdowns, the 29-year-old is contemplating how to maintain momentum while socially distanced, and how to create real and lasting change within the UK.
2020 in review: The reluctance of the government to provide aid for virus-hit Manchester this autumn struck many in the North of England as unfair. Now the region is making increasingly loud demands for representation.
As students occupy an unused building at the University of Manchester, we speak to photographer Marc Vallée who finds precedent in the Millbank Tower protests a decade ago.
Social justice slides are dominating Instagram right now, but Adapt – the platform’s original “Climate Club” – is galvanising its online community with impactful, IRL activism, too.
Hundreds poured in to Washington Square Park Friday night to dance to YG’s Fuck Donald Trump and revel in the news of our President-elect, Joe Biden.
Popping into your local pharmacy for a gram of gear might sound bonkers, but according to a new book, How to Regulate Stimulants, it just might be the perfect antidote to the ineffective “war on drugs”.
Nearly 500 creators on TikTok have come together to help get Joe Biden elected, and their efforts have even been co-signed by the Democratic nominee.
With less than a week to go until the US election, THE FACE looks at where the two presidential candidates stand across six vital issues.
A number of people taking part in #EndSARS protests in Nigeria have reportedly been shot dead in Lagos. An indefinite 24-hour curfew has now been imposed on the capital and other regions. Meanwhile, the army has dismissed reports as “fake news”. Here’s how you can help.
Ahead of the imminent 2020 election, we speak to five Berlin-based US citizens about how their hopes, fears and long-term plans have been impacted by politics.
While the seaside town has undergone regeneration in the past decade, unemployment is soaring and 35% of its 16-year-olds are living in poverty. Here, we speak to the young people that call Margate home.
In a personal essay, the poet, writer and activist weighs in on the detrimental effects scrapping free travel can have for under-18 Londoners.
Political science grad and “Midwestern Marxist” @eddieligersmith uses facts to explain politics to his rapt TikTok audience.
In the run up to the most important election in recent memory, we unpack questions about court packing, abortion laws and what might happen if Trump loses and refuses to leave the White House.
Yesterday, protestors gathered in London and Abjua, Nigeria, including Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido, to call for the abolishment of SARS – a corrupt unit of the Nigerian police force. Here's what went down in the capital.
Thatcher and May’s fanfic Song of Iron and Wheat. “Mandelborne”. A whipped cream fight with Ed Balls (oo-er). How Westminster fantasy horniness rose to the occasion... then flopped.
In November’s US presidential election it won’t be the spotlight-grabbing cities of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles that decide the country’s fate, but “swing states” such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin. Chris Erik Thomas takes a look at which way they’re likely to lean in 2020.
Historian and local Richard Yeboah took lockdown by the horns to pursue his passion project. The Regeneration of Hackney: Transforming Modern Utopias is a detailed examination of gentrification in one of London’s most populated areas.
Twenty-twenty has been challenging for everyone, not least for people from the African and Caribbean diasporas. Here, Rainbow Milk author Paul Mendez joins the monthly birdwatching club aiming to show that nature is for everyone.
Following a 90 day will-it, won’t-it speculation over Trump’s US TikTok ban, a rival app has welcomed an exodus of disenfranchised, renegade-dancing TikTokers. But how will this impact Triller’s hip-hop DNA that has traditionally elevated its Black creators?
Bikes and scooters trumped cars as the most popular form of transport during lockdown this summer. Capturing the trend, photographer Jermaine Francis heads to the streets of London.