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Gordon Aikman Reclaimed: Was it worth it? 

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March The Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre was occupied by students from the Staff-Student Solidarity Network Edinburgh, Youth In Resistance Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society.  The takeover began on Saturday March 19 and lasted until Friday March 25.  The occupation had several aims: to […]

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Youth Climate protestors take over Main Library

Shortly before 2pm on Thursday, several dozen activists of the Youth Climate Swarm and People & Planet environmentalist groups occupied the entrance of the Main Library in protest of perceived inaction by the University of Edinburgh on climate change matters. According to several occupiers who spoke to The Student, Thursday’s occupation was specifically in protest […]

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In and Outside of COP26: Indigenous Movement Assembly

Indigenous people have been at the forefront of climate movements for centuries, yet their voices still often remain unheard in major climate negotiations.  Indigenous peoples from all over the world gathered at the COP26 People’s Summit on Tuesday 9th to express their concerns regarding the progress (or lack of) at the traditional negotiations.  Reaching capacity […]

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President Biden’s motorcade causes controversy

After months of planning and preparations, COP 26 began in Glasgow this week. The ‘Conference of the Parties’ is the UN’s largest climate change event, with the city of Glasgow hosting almost 30,000 delegates from 180 different countries across the world.  With the ‘burning’ issue of the conference being addressing climate change, and in particular, […]

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25,000 climate change activists march in Glasgow

On Friday 5 November, an estimated 25,000 climate change protestors marched through Glasgow, expressing their discontent with perceived inaction on climate change by world leaders present at the COP26 climate change convention. Many marchers were also critical of market-based solutions to climate change, alongside the disproportionate impact that climate change has on people living in […]

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COP26: All eyes on Scotland after years of anticipation

In the coming weeks, Glasgow will play host to world leaders as they meet to agree further steps to be taken to combat the climate crisis. The Conference of Parties (COP) is a decision-making body associated with the United Nations’ efforts to slow climate change, with this year’s summit (COP26) taking place between 31 October […]

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Climate Change on the stage: Community theatre at work

The shadow of the climate crisis looms large over every facet of our modern lives. As something that impacts and informs all areas of life, the arts are no exception, with genres such as ‘ecopoetry’ and ‘cli-fi’ (climate fiction) emerging as artists try to grapple with our warming world. While ecological discourse centres on geopolitics […]

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The Positives of Covid-19

2020 has been dominated by the news of the Coronavirus as it has swept the world and released the turmoil of a pandemic upon us. Within the short three months of the new decade the virus has been able to spread through countries and affect thousands. With Italy struggling, Spain facing the same and Britain […]