Society

Tear gas 101: what it does and why it’s deadly

As protestors across the US find themselves smothered by an intoxicating smog that causes tearing, burning and trouble breathing, four experts outline the dangers of so-called “non-lethal” weapons that are banned in warfare, yet remain legal for domestic matters of law enforcement.

A guide to Bristol activism

Loved watching Colston’s statue being thrown in the harbour? Here’s what to watch, listen to, read and who to follow to understand Bristol’s fight against racism.

Life after lockdown in Copenhagen

Denmark was the first European country to reopen schools. And downtown Copenhagen is full of people once again allowed to go to the pubs (remember those?). But was the success of Danish social isolation partly achieved by a troubling form of national isolation?

A timeline of photos from the George Floyd protests in New York

Protests have taken place all over the world in the days since George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody. As thousands take to the streets to express their anger over racism and police violence, photographer Adam Powell captures the scenes in New York.

Make some noise for black lives

In response to the recent report, which found black communities more likely to die from Covid-19 than white, Black Lives Matter UK and Race & Health are encouraging the public to make some noise for those staying at home.

Take action

A list of petitions, protests and funds you can contribute to and learn from in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Mint conditioning: the burn-out of menthol cigs

They’ve plunged you, panting, into the beating heart of the day. But from this week menthol cigarettes and filters have been stubbed out for good. Here’s why their loss will be felt by mintheads across smoking areas forever.

We’re just doing what we’re meant to do”

Over the last few weeks, The Face has introduced you to key workers from sectors across the UK. Here, 23-year-old Amira takes us onto the frontline of the postal service, as we spend a day on her round in Watford.

Wolf Alice’s Joff Oddie on his folk music food bank fundraiser

The Mercury-winning band's guitarist spent his down time post-tour volunteering at a north London food bank. Now he’s releasing an album of folk instrumentals to raise money and awareness. We speak to him, and to centre manager Abi Odujoko, about the scourge of food poverty – and how it’s immeasurably worse now.

Photos from the clap for carers

Every Thursday at 8pm the nation sticks its head out the window to applaud the NHS staff and key workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Here, photographers from across the UK, capture the moment.

Life after lockdown in New Zealand

The claims that it’s beaten Covid-19 might not be entirely accurate, but New Zealand is one of the first countries to start easing lockdown. Is there dancing – or even just socialising – in the streets? Not quite…

I’m getting a lot more gratitude for what I do.”

Over the coming weeks, The Face will introduce you to key workers from sectors across the UK. Here, 24-year-old courier Connor takes us onto the frontline of parcel delivery, as we spend a day dropping off essential goods around Leeds.

Life on lockdown in Tunisia

Two hundred working hospital beds. Fifteen per cent unemployment. Poverty rates that only the privileged could ignore. Tunisia is stable, but it’s still under lockdown.

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