Fashion: Personal liberation in the west, a form of mass incarceration for the rest

One year ago during March 2020, fashion retail giants including the likes of H&M, Primark and Zara decided to retroactively cancel orders of clothing without paying for them. This had disastrous consequences for ready-made garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh as many live subsistence-based due to meagre wages. This article looks

▶︎ Talking Greenish S2E3 – China, a New Climate Champion?

Talking Greenish is the podcast series discussing all things climate change. In Episode three, we discuss the announcement from September 2020 where Xi Jinping declared that China will be carbon neutral by 2060 and peak in carbon output by 2030. We therefore go into China’s current policies regarding climate as

Women in Leadership – Barriers to female political representation

When you hear the word “political leader”, what comes to mind? A man in a suit? Despite significant gains in female representation in powerful roles, such as New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, women remain dramatically underrepresented in political leadership positions. Of the world’s heads of state and government 93%

Modi, Money, and Market Deregulation: India’s farming protests

In August 2020, the Indian government made public their proposed new agricultural reform bills. These were met with anger from Indian farmers who, as a result, have been protesting peacefully since then. On January 26th 2021, these protests turned violent, subsequently gaining media attention and leaving many worldwide wondering; what

“Workers of the world, unite!” – A Look at Trade Unions in the EU

For many decades now, “workers” – or employees – have been organising themselves in unions in order to campaign for better working conditions. Today, trade unions are perceived by many as somewhat distant and top-down. It is sometimes unclear what their aims are and it can feel like they belong