Society

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.

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.

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