With four years having passed since the Grenfell Tower fire, the government continues to evade accountability for remediation and safety. Communities continue to resist this intransigence to ensure survival. Katie discusses this tale of state neglect and community resistance.
In his second legal piece, the author notes that ‘the inconvenience of a nationwide lockdown is just the latest chapter in a long saga of misfortune that the criminal justice system has endured’. With the idea of ‘juryless trials’ being floated to speed up the delivery of justice in over 500,000 cases, he highlights how ‘the experiences of a predominantly white judiciary differ greatly from the BAME community’, and why the proposal ultimately causes more problems than it solves.
In her second piece covering the ’The American Dream vs The American Reality’, the author explores the continued fight the US LGBTQ+ community face for basic rights and equal treatment. In spite of the progress made under the Obama administration, in her words ‘Trump’s transphobic, homophobic and sexist views manifest through legally binding actions to disadvantage LGBTQ+ individuals, contradicting the sense of equality declared through the American Dream ethos’.