The idea that art only belongs to a selected few sickens me

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Banksy says it best

It’s always fun to quote the Oxford Dictionary in order to debunk a myth, so here it goes. Art is defined as:

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

Whilst one can easily understand the literal meaning of this definition, when you examine it under a microscope, what does it actually mean? How do you define what “creative skill” or “beauty” is. The only thing we can really extract from this is that art is…


Written by Kirthi Jayakumar

At first, rape and sexual violence was understood to be by-products of war. With time, it came to light that they were war tactics and carefully devised strategies in the way they were planned and executed — as several conflicts around the world have proven to be true. However, to understand the “why” of sexual violence in conflict, one needs to rely on intersectionality.

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Gender-based and sexual violence are weapons of war. They are common in nearly every conflict. Up until recent times, the calculated approach behind using sexual violence in conflict has been ignored, and seldom considered in strategies…


Should America consider the opioid epidemic a national emergency. Let’s now examine theracial disparities as opioid related death rates increase

When it comes to examining the opioid crisis in terms of race, differences emerge. It can be assumed the changing face of drug abuse has ignited urgency from lawmakers and enforcement officers to take action. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 90 Americans die daily from opioid overdoses. To put the death toll into perspective, drug overdoses surpass gun deaths and fatal traffic deaths. In close examination of the crisis, everything trickles down to the accessibility of prescribed opioid-based painkillers. The ability for white Americans to be prescribed these medications has resulted in more exposure…


When discussing conflict in the 21st century, there are few places in the world that evoke or epitomise the subject more vividly than Mosul, Iraq.

Since the US-led invasion of 2003, the city and surrounding countryside have witnessed devastating fighting; culminating with the capture, occupation, and eventual liberation of the city from the hands of ISIS. Walking through the streets of the East bank in July 2017, there is no escaping the reality that war has brought to this place.

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Al Salam Hospital, Mosul (Photo Credits: Tristan Breslin)

Billows of smoke line the horizon, as the haunting cracks and bangs of war ring in the ears. It seems no street has been left untouched, with most public buildings being reduced to rubble.

Among the destruction there is a growing army of residents who…


I am going to tell you how the movement for independence is affecting me personally. There must be a better way to achieve what we all want to achieve.

Written by Tenar Gomez Lorente
Edited by Marika Josef and Benjamin Cheung

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Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov on Unsplash

In Spain, talking politics is still a process of picking roses; it’s seductive but there will be pricks all around. Now, I am still hesitant to speak on an issue which is often delineated into black and white. On top of that, I can’t say I’m sure about my own thoughts on the topic. What if what I feel is just a reflection of what Catalan people feel? Who owns the truth nowadays? This is why, for months, I have debated with myself on whether or not I…


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During his years at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Benjamin specialised in law and advocacy, global business, politics and international law. He was also an active member of the university Model UN team and in competitive mooting.

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Before The Typewriter, most of Benjamin’s work focused on human rights and equality including his involvement with the Global Alliance Against the Trafficking of Women, Aids Concern (an LGBT rights group in Hong Kong), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and an Australian law firm that provides pro bono legal assistance to refugees.

Benjamin worked as a political staffer…

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