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Tag: Global Politics

Gaming and Hong Kong
Opinion, Science & Technology

Gaming and Hong Kong

Games are political. The recent indie darling, Untitled Goose Game, might not seem political on the surface. In the game, you are a goose who terrorises a quaint British town. The game becomes political during the credits where House House, the developers, refuse to acknowledge the existence of Australia and rather dedicates the game to the people of the Kulin nation, which never seceded to the Australian Government. Even with a simple game like Untitled Goose Game, there are many ways games can be politicised. This shows a way a gaming company can have political interests and how this impacts the creation and maintenance of their games. Recently Activision-Blizzard has shown another way politics can manifest itself within the gaming industry with their actions over China and Hong Kong...
Brexit: The Wheels Are Falling Off the Bus
Opinion

Brexit: The Wheels Are Falling Off the Bus

The question over what the British government does regarding the impending date for the UK to leave the European Union has been an ever more pressing one in Parliament over the last three weeks. As the 29th March looms into view Parliament has been left looking like a student who is doing all their holiday work the night before it is due. Debates around the Brexit deal have been never-ending and amendment after the amendment has entered the House under the names of MPs on both sides of the Speaker’s Chair. It seems as if this is any other Bill, that Parliament can take their time to get it right, but the horrible truth that Parliament cannot seem to understand is this; the Brexiteer’s dream of a prosperous, independent Britain is slowly slipping into the realm of fantasy. Last night mar...
A Trumped America
Opinion

A Trumped America

Sahar Mahmood writes about the future of America after the shocking US election results. On the 9th of November the world saw the United States of America elect Donald Trump their 45th president. With a campaign marred with statements of bigotry, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism and hatred, Trump made his way comfortably to the White House. But what does an America with Trump as president actually look like? Trump has promised amongst many things to deport immigrants and build a wall between Mexico and the United states. The first 100 days in office are extremely significant for any president to cement the public’s faith in their ability to deliver on the promises they have made. So here’s what Trump has vowed to do in his first 100 days in office. Immigration has been a k...