The rise of anti-Semitism in the UK

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By Jack Telford

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The recent murder of four innocent people in a Jewish supermarket in Paris has brought an unwanted reality into the public eye once again; the rise of anti-Semitism. Attacks across Europe on the Jewish community – such as the shooting of four people in a Jewish museum in Brussels last year and the 2012 murder of the same number in Toulouse – have brought fear and uncertainty to the minority group.

Whilst many believe that this discrimination is cut off from Britain, recent figures suggest that anti-Semitic behaviour is on the rise in the UK, with July 2014 marking the nation’s highest ever recorded levels of anti-Semitism.

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Global discrimination of transgender people: injustice at every turn

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By Jack Telford

On 20 November, people around the world united to honour all of those who have been killed as a result of transgender hate and prejudice. International Transgender Day of Remembrance serves to highlight the historic and continuing discrimination facing transgender people, and calls for better treatment of the minority group.

This discrimination takes place all around the world, even in so-called ‘developed’ nations, and means that many suffer in the simple act of expressing their identity.

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