A banner from the recent gentrification protest against Southwark Council. Image Credits: Sayan Bose Once home to 7500 people, the Aylesbury estate in Elephant and Castle is now a ghost town. The demolition plan of one of the biggest housing estates in Europe has made almost all the residents move out. However, one woman is determined to stay till the very end. When Aysen Dennis moved to the Aylesbury Estate in 1993, things were quite different. “It was more vibrant and homely,” she says while recalling her past days. After facing several racial abuses because of her Turkish ethnicity, Dennis finally realised that the multicultural estate was somewhere she belonged. She describes the entire living arrangement as “living in a big family together” where everyone knows each other
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution has taken the whole world by surprise with its unimaginable capabilities. What used to be a far-fetched idea in the world of technology has now become a thought-provoking reality. Be it any industry, AI is reshaping the workflows of millions of companies, and even individuals- empowering them with accurate, efficient, optimised output and human-like decision-making capabilities. From billion-dollar tech giants to healthcare systems and students, AI has managed to build its presence in everyone’s work lives, making tasks way more simpler and efficient. With this massive revolution taking place in today’s day and age, everyone has a perspective on it. We asked young Londoners what they think about AI and its implications. This is
Image credit: Titus D'souza West Ham United defeated London rivals Arsenal to win their first FA Youth Cup since 1999 in what turned out to be a one-sided contest at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal, coached by former star Jack Wilshere, took the lead early in the first half. Omari Benjamin opened the scoring for the Gunners in the seventh minute in front of a crowd of 34,124 fans. However, West Ham quickly turned the game around. The Hammers drew level with a goal from George Earthy in the 17th minute. The goal gave West Ham a spring in their step, and soon, the rest of the first half was dotted with two more goals from Callum Marshal (19’) and Gideon Kodua (42’) giving Kevin Keen’s side a comfortable lead going into the second half. In the second half, Arsenal looked like th
Image credits: justiceinfo.in Sudan’s powerful paramilitary force is clashing against the country’s army. As of now, 56 people are dead as a direct result of the military confrontation. The escalation began when the Rapid Support Forces (RSF)- the paramilitary faction of Sudan’s army began to attack important government sites, especially in the area of Khartoum. While the Rapid Support Forces are led by their leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the Sudanese armed forces are loyal to their de-facto ruler Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. Both the leaders and their respective followers are now claiming their control over major sites such as the presidential palac
Nadhim Zahawi made history when he became the first Iraqi-Kurdish politician in the United Kingdom back in 2010. However, fast forward to 2023, and the Conservative party leader saw himself mired in controversy surrounding his tax affairs. Zahawi's tax issues eventually led to his dismissal by PM Rishi Sunak after an investigation. Click on the link below to learn more about Zahawi's life and his exit from office in detail. https://youtu.be/HOaq99jFmOg
The Online safety bill has passed its third reading at Parliament, with a final due in the Lords before it can become law. The proposed legislation has widespread implications for our online worlds, handing government and corporations huge powers over our speech. Westminster World explains just how the bill may affect you as an individual, and our democracy as a whole in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKK_gKY70oE Source: Nicholas Dunning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWx5qUQa0CQ Video Credit: Nove youtube Channel "I think Mussolini has been a good politician and he has done what was the best for Italy and for Italians." https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMY63Cgjp/ Italy has always been one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but in this historical context, it is split in half thanks to a corrupted government. It has been around 100 days since prime minister Giorgia Meloni has been managing the country, with her ideology that makes part of the population unhappy. Ideologies that go against the regulation for human rights decided by the European Union. As she shared in a French TV program in 1996, her admiration for Mussolini has been expressed clearly, saying that he has been a perfect politician of t...
(Image credits: Unsplash) I wanted to explain what a recession is. Because you will be hearing this word a lot lately and depending on how bad it gets, you are likely to feel its effects. So what exactly is a recession? Recession is a term used to describe a slowdown in a country's economic activity. This can be seen as a decline in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), increased unemployment, and decreased industrial production, trade, and investment. A recession is typically considered to be a more severe form of economic slowdown, lasting longer than a simple dip in the business cycle. Now, I know I didn’t explain anything and might have made it sound more complicated. So let me explain it in the form of a story. Let's take an example of a small town called
More than 20,000 individuals died in the earthquake that affected Turkey and Syria on Monday. Photo Credits: Unsplash. Aleppo, Syria. At least 17,134 people died in Turkey, according to AFAD. In Syria, the state media indicated that the death toll reached 1,347 individuals. These numbers are expected to rise. Since the earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.8, Turkey received an outflow of aid and support from several countries. Around 70 countries and 14 global entities presented support to Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Syria, however, is facing concerns of not receiving as much aid. Why is it hard for Syria to receive aid? The country is mainly divided into three main parts: Two parts are controlled by President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition party that...