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Clicktivism: Placating or Empowering?

Originally published by Contributoria January 2014.

Online social change campaigns. Chances are you’ve been involved in one, in some small way. Between them, campaign sites Change.org and Avaaz get more than 50 million hits a month. 1,570 more words

Political Features

Tories want to make 1.5 million voters disappear. Labour needs to stop them.

Tory backbenchers are trying to remove the vote from 1.5 million people. It isn’t a coincidence that those voters have a tendency to vote for Labour. 612 more words

UK Politics

Identity Theft on Tinder (Or, On Being an Unwilling Participant)

‘It’s gas,’ laughed my roommate, Ciara, as the door closed behind her. ‘I wish someone did it to me!’

My sister, Erin, felt the same, if a little more muted. 1,859 more words


I wish President Obama was Muslim

The perpetual cycle of terror constantly updating in the news is the combined result of three factors: The underachievement of boys, Arab sectarianism and the Politicization of Islam by the CIA.   1,599 more words

75,000 voters are locked out of the UK’s democratic process

Can you imagine a country in which people are not allowed to vote for the party of their choice because the ruling elites think it’s a bad idea to let them? 788 more words

Public Policy