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BAE Systems and University of Southampton Announce Partnership

October 7, 2010 by


The University of Southampton has signed a new five year partnership, worth £1.25 million, with controversial arms company BAE Systems. The partnership has been described as strengthening the already existing links between the University and BAE. BAE Systems will visit campus on October 20th to attend the IT, Science and Engineering Careers Fair. They will be one of several arms […]

Haiti’s Long Struggle

January 18, 2010 by


A guest article by Peter Apps on the troubled history of Haiti and how the recent earthquake compounds the injustice placed on the country over the last centuries: “With just a few hundred miles of ocean between us and a long history that binds us together, Haitians are our neighbours in the Americas and here […]

Climate Crunched – the Climate loses out at Copenhagen

December 20, 2009 by


The Copenhagen Climate Talks have come to a close with no meaningful deal in sight.  The Copenhagen Accord, the result of 2 weeks of debating, 2 years beforehand of negotiations and with 20 years of scientific lobbying behind it, has merely set out the gathered nations belief that climate change is a problem, and that […]

Shellshocked – Amnesty protest outside local petrol station

December 14, 2009 by


Several local groups of Amnesty International held a protest at the Shell petrol garage on Burgess Road on Thursday 10th to coincide with Human Rights Day. Activists from the Southampton, Romsey and University groups converged on the petrol station to highlight the damage Shell has done to communities in the Niger delta, where pollution, poverty […]

Freezing out in the cold – Flashmobbers strike again

December 13, 2009 by


Flashmobbers once again took to the streets of Southampton yesterday, with over 100 people ‘freezing’ for 5 minutes outside West Quay shopping centre. This is the 4th such flashmob in the last year in Southampton, but the first to be organised not specifically by Southampton University students.  Although over 3000 claimed to be intending to […]

The Copenhagen Climate Crunch

December 10, 2009 by


Student activist David McKay tells us about the Copenhagen Climate talks, and what’s wrong with the current and likely future treaty: The Copenhagen Climate Crunch “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” – Shakespeare was right… Between the 7th and 18th of December, representatives of all the countries of the world will gather in […]

Southampton makes a Wave in London

December 10, 2009 by


Activists from the University, local church and environmental groups joined up to 50’000 people in London this past Saturday who marched on Westminster as part of ‘The Wave’ climate protest.  The march occurred just before delegates from the world’s nations – as well as thousands of activists – arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark for the UN […]