Who are Generation Identity?

Due to the recent visits paid by Generation Identity to university campuses in London, Wolverhampton and Manchester, we tasked Student Rights Research Assistant Ajay Taheem to look into the history of the group, and report on his findings…   Who are Generation Identity? In October 2017, a banner was hung from Westminster Bridge stating “Defend […]

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Far left masked anarchists violently shut down libertarian event at King’s College London

On 5 March 2018, the King’s College Libertarian Society attempted to host an event featuring Israeli speaker Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute and controversial YouTube vlogger ‘Sargon of Akkad’ (Carl Benjamin). Both speakers were due to talk about freedom of expression as well as ‘objectivism’, the libertarian philosophy created by Russian-American author Ayn […]

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Anti-Israel activists intimidate students at King’s College London

On Monday 12 February, former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Likud Party politician Dan Meridor gave a speech entitled ‘Threats and Challenges’ to students at the Strand Campus of King’s College London (KCL). Meridor spoke about his long career in Israeli politics, the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and also wider geopolitical […]

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UK Government pledges to fund student trips to Auschwitz to combat anti-Semitism

In the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, the UK government has announced that it will partner with the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) and the Holocaust Education Trust (HET) in sending 200 university students from across the UK to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi extermination camp in Poland. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and […]

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‘Anti-Semitic Pseudoscience’ promoted at the University of Warwick

On 17 January 2018, the Warwick for Justice in Palestine group hosted an event at the University of Warwick, which has been described by pro-Israel blogger David Collier as “anti-Semitic pseudoscience”. The talk, which was delivered by KCL Research Fellow Dr. Siggie Vertommen, was entitled “Anticolonial Resistance is Fertile: Sperm Smuggling and Birth Strikes in […]

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UCL investigates secret eugenics conference promoting racism on campus

A secret eugenics conference that was held at University College London (UCL) is being investigated by university authorities. The event, entitled “The London Conference on Intelligence”, has taken place at least four times since its inception in 2014. The conference was organised by James Thompson, an honorary Professor of Psychology at UCL. It featured a […]

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Extremists target Birmingham campuses in the lead up to Christmas

Although students are already heading home for the Christmas holiday, extremists are still appearing on campuses. This was very much the case in Birmingham. Between 15 and 17 December, the University of Birmingham Islamic Society hosted controversial American preacher Abdul Nasir Jangda. According to the event description, Jangda gave a khutbah (sermon) as well as […]

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Student Rights submits written evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Between November and December 2017, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has held an inquiry into the state of freedom of speech in universities. So far they have received testimonies from a range of expert witnesses who are distinguished in the fields of academia, politics, law, journalism and wider civil society. ​The scope of this […]

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UWE Student Union President legitimises MEND extremists

A recent report by The Henry Jackson Society entitled ‘MEND: Islamists Masquerading As Civil Libertarians’ highlights that MEND meets the government’s definition of extremism. Several senior officials in MEND have expressed sympathy for terrorism both in the UK and overseas, peddled anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and attacked liberal Muslim groups who challenge extremism. MEND has been […]

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