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International Women’s Day Welcomes Protests Worldwide

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This year gave rise to revolutionary movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up, bringing a feminist fight for progress to the sociopolitical forefront. In the past months, women have championed change by leading the world in a series of events, movements, and acts of resistance making 2018 the year of the women. The events of 2018 culminated in a sense of urgency awaiting International Women’s Day and across the globe Thursday welcomed hundreds of protests and uprisings demanding change.

TILN 2018: The next generation of international leaders

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‘To understand exactly where I’m coming from , Simon’, Anina said with a sadness in her voice, ‘ you need to know, I strongly felt I was born in shame’. ‘We came from extreme poverty, at times my mother had to beg.  Not a life choice she chose, but like many Roma mothers she did whatever she needed to do to feed her children.’

Students Arrested for Racist Chants at Nottingham Trent University

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Two men were arrested after a video surfaced of racist slurs being shouted in one of the resident halls at Nottingham Trent University.

Rufaro Chisango, who lives in university accommodations, posted the video to her Twitter account after the verbal attack occurred. The video depicts the student locked in her room frightful as she overhears racist chants including “we hate blacks” being shouted behind her door.

Italy's first black senator tainted by anti-migrant stance

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Italy’s much anticipated elections took place earlier this week with the results causing mixed reactions across the country. While some celebrated the success of the rising anti-establishment groups, migrants and refugees have expressed deep fear.

However, most surprising was not the victory of the Five Star Movement, which had been widely predicted by polls and national data, but rather it was the controversial election of Italy’s first black Senator.

US teacher revealed to host white nationalist podcast

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A social studies teacher in the United States was removed from the classroom after it was discovered that she lived a double life as a white nationalist.

Dayanna Volitich, who teaches at Crystal River Middle School, adopted an online pseudonym which she used to present a nationalistic podcast online. The content of the podcast promoted white supremacist rhetoric as well as racial and religious intolerance.

Voter ID trials 'risk disenfranchising vulnerable people'

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Campaigners write to ministers over plans to pilot compulsory ID for voters in May’s local elections

A group of more than 40 charities, campaign groups and academics have written to the government to warn that plans to trial compulsory voter ID at the local elections in May risk disenfranchising large numbers of vulnerable people.

Former Model Bergdorf Resigns Over Online Abuse

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Munroe Bergdorf has announced she will resign from the Labour party amid a frenzy regarding her past social media posts addressing racism.

Munroe Bergdorf, a transgender former L’Oreal model turned Labour politician, was once hailed the progressive figure British politics deserved. However, this morning she announced that she will be stepping down from her position on the LGBT+ advisory board led by Labour’s Dawn Butler amid criticism over her online activism.

Lewisham appoints first Black CEO

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Lewisham has elected Ian Thomas as the new CEO of its council. The announcement comes following a rigorous selection process that included recommendations from multiple key actors in the borough.

Underground UK far right activism on the rise

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Far right terrorism is on the rise in Britain, according to a report from HOPE not Hate. Instances of far-right motivated hate crimes have increased in the past year, and these groups now pose a dangerous, organized terrorist threat. This trend of ‘xenophobic populism,’ as defined in a recent discussion held by The Open Society Foundation, can be seen across Europe, and even globally. More details on that broader discussion have been written by my colleague Cameron, but there is a very real, very specific threat right here in Britain.

European Democracy Dawns as Far-Right Rises

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The far-right populism spreading across Europe represents a disturbing trend plaguing international politics. Where these groups used to represent the marginalized extreme, they have now gained considerate power and traction on the global center stage.

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