Society

Age of the cosmic scally

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.

The case for online anonymity

In recent news, politicians and police are calling for users to hand over their passports before getting posting privileges to warn off online trolls. Almost everyone else, however, thinks this is a terrible idea. Here, THE FACE investigates the pros and cons.

If the pubs open I’ll come out!”: Swampy on the HS2 tunnel protest

How Iceland’s football team went Against the Elements

Hailing from a volcanic outcrop, Iceland went against the odds by going toe-to-toe with the giants at the Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup. Here, writer Matt McGinn and photographer Joseph Fox investigate the factors behind Iceland’s remarkable transformation from minnow to ultimate sporting underdog.

Imarn Ayton: the face of reform

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.

The case for legalising ecstasy

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”.

Trump vs Biden: a cheat sheet

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.

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.

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.

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