In mid-September, more than 1000 people gathered in New York City’s Liberty Plaza in an attempt to occupy Wall Street. By the beginning of October, similar occupations were taking place in over 800 US cities made up of people from diverse backgrounds. Inspired by the Arab Spring and protests in Spain and Greece, the slogan “We are the 99%” has come to epitomise what this growing movement stands for. After an initial media blackout, the usual media pundits started with the hysterical...
By Zainab Rahim
Why Being a Student Activist Raises More Than A Little Suspicion
There is a thought that still manages to amaze me: almost a tonne of surplus equipment from King's College London (KCL) crossed a ground breaking 5000 miles to reach Gaza. With the opening of the new decade - we broke the siege.
But the amazement in this case is a combination of good and bad. This time last month, it felt like a day of lost plans. As the snow fell thickly here in London and stranded...
Reclaim Your Stage:
The Platform is a groundbreaking blog that provides current affairs and cultural commentary. Our pieces offer challenging opinions from a range of spectrums; that’s why we love hosting a platform for them.