How the COVID-19 Pandemic Fuelled the Fire of New Conspiracy Theories

Since the storming of the U.S. Capitol, QAnon has flourished as a widely-known conspiracy theorist cult. Its followers believe that paedophiles control media and politics and that a deep state  – where a hidden government rules over the legitimate elected body – has been created in the United States. They

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

Maruf_Rahman, Pixabay 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

COVID-19 Vaccine Programs Shine Light on Global Health Inequality

U.S. Secretary of Defence, Flickr By September 2020, the world’s richest countries, which represent less than 15% of the global population, have bought over 50% of all available COVID-19 vaccine doses. What is more, high and middle-income countries have additional bilateral deals to administer further doses that exceed their actual

Is there a chance to heal our relationship with nature in a post-Covid world?

Chris Yakimov, Flickr  This pandemic has exposed many deep issues regarding the relationship between our species and the natural world. After the immediate stresses, we have the opportunity to create a better, greener future but this will require global cooperation, regardless of political direction.  As the world battles Covid-19, many