Conversations about abolishing the police have entered the mainstream in the wake of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests. But for abolitionists seeking justice in 2021, the prison system presents a complex conflict of interests.
“The turnout was amazing, we expected 500 people, there were thousands.”
The Voice: Last week, the government announced the Electoral Integrity Bill via the Queen’s Speech, which would introduce voter ID during elections. But identification costs money. The UK’s most marginalised groups will pay the political price.
Everything you need to know about the violence in the Gaza Strip.
In her new book, Everybody, the revered author of Lonely City poses sharp questions about how bodily freedom has evolved since the 20th century – and where we can go from here.
The SpaceX entrepreneur has helped skyrocket dogecoin’s market value to around $92bil in the past few months.
Students are almost three times more likely to experience sexual assault than the national average. Why are universities ignoring the problem?
It’s been announced by the Association of Independent Festivals that a quarter of independent festivals have been cancelled over Covid insurance fears. Booooo!
Crypto’s hottest new NSFW currency, spearheaded by a young female software engineer, might just be the next big thing.
Re:Sole has set up shop at London’s Brixton Village, providing newly-released young offenders with trainers, trackies, food and vital support.
On 9th April, after this article was originally written, Prince Philip died at the age of 99. It’s caused an outpouring of support on a human level. But until issues are addressed, it remains unlikely that many will be persuaded the institution is not racist.
Yesterday, 11 months after the death of George Floyd, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of his murder. It was an historic verdict, but the war against systemic racism and police brutality has barely begun.
A proposed Super League would give more power to the few. Going by the explosion of anger on social media, fans are able to see the move for the disaster it is.
In January 2019, 14-year-old Jaden Moodie was murdered in East London. As a series of “reachable moments” show, there could have been all manner of different endings.
Since an LGBTQ+ community centre in Ghana was forced to close in February, queer people across the country have become increasingly ostracised. With no physical refuge, social media has become their place of solidarity.
Since 2006, nearly 60 per cent of London’s LGBTQ+ venues have closed down. As Alim Kheraj writes, it’s a situation London’s queer community has faced – and overcome – before.
Technology’s movement towards reanimating the dead is closer than ever. But who is responsible for these virtual relationships? How is technology affecting the grieving process? And what can be gained from it?
The Voice: The government’s commission on race was supposed to address the concerns of the Black Lives Matter protesters who took to the streets last summer. Instead, it appears to be an attempt to silence them, setting a dangerous precedent for the future of race relations in the UK.
Getting to the crux is writer Matt Burgess, whose new book Artificial Intelligence – part of the WIRED series – weighs up the pros and cons of surveillance, personal data and face recognition.
In her new book Border Nation, the author reminds us of our humanity, putting forward radical ideas for a kinder future no longer underpinned by inequality.
THE FACE spoke to Sisters Uncut, Tender UK, UN Women, Everyone’s Invited and The Hollie Gazzard Trust about ways in which we can tackle gender-based violence.
Set up by Sandy Alibo, Freedom Skatepark’s initial goal was to empower Ghana’s youth. These days, it has the support of Daily Paper, Vans and Virgil Abloh, with no plans of slowing down.
THE FACE’s Digital Director Brooke McCord reflects on a week that started with International Women’s Day and ended with Mother’s Day – with a series of harrowing and eye-opening events in between.
Since the pandemic began, Sine Missione aka “Scouse Banksy” has split Liverpool in two with his anti-lockdown rhetoric. Kieran Morris went in pursuit of the man himself, to find out how lockdown Liverpool lost its head.