Society

Five organisations you can support to help #EndSARS

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.

We haven’t seen light at the end of the tunnel yet”: Margate’s youth find work in the pandemic

Marxism, on my TikTok?!

Political science grad and “Midwestern Marxist” @eddieligersmith uses facts to explain politics to his rapt TikTok audience.

#EndSARS: young Nigerians speak out

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.

Inside the swing states that could dump Trump

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.

A closer look at the regeneration of Hackney, London

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.

The gentrification of Triller

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?

On yer bike

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.

Battling America’s warrior police

After the death of George Floyd and the violent suppression of Black Lives Matter protests forces across the US have come under heavy scrutiny. Andrea Domanick looks at the growing demands to demilitarise and defund them.

Extinction Rebellion: can they still make us care?

The environmental protest group reboots this week with a new round of actions. But in a time of Covid-19, looming recession, mass unemployment, deteriorating mental health and racial trauma, is it enough to recapture our attention?

The anonymity strategy

From James Jebbia, founder of Supreme, to Cactus Plant Flea Market founder Cynthia Lu, we take a look at the power players utilising anonymity in a world in which shouting the loudest is often the best way to get heard.

Zillennials: the generation game

Are you neither Gen Z nor millennial? If you’re “too young to talk about adulting and avocado toast, too old to make a TikTok account” you might just be a zillennial. Eve Upton-Clark demystifies the micro-generation.

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