The Double-Edged Cutlass of the Grenada Revolution

Cuba was not the only Caribbean nation to experience a revolution and adopt communist ideologies in the twentieth century. The February Revolution of 1970 in southern neighbour Trinidad and Tobago proved the desire of many young Caribbeans to demolish colonial institutions and Euro-American capitalist power systems. It was Grenada’s revolution from 1979-1983, however, that truly captured the attention of the world, especially the United States.

Our Own COINTELPRO: The Black Britons under surveillance by the Black Power Desk

On the 8th of March 1971, a small group from the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI – an American political organisation – raided the FBI’s office in Media, Pennsylvania. During the raid, they burgled over 1,000 documents about Operation COINTELPRO. COINTELPRO was a series of illegal and covert projects conducted by the FBI against American citizens after 1955, on the grounds that those civilians were seen as “politically subversive”.

Behind the lens with Callum Robson

County Durham undoubtedly has its fair share of some of the most picturesque spots in England. As seen on Instagram, Durham City appears somewhat irresistible to cameras. Taking mostly photographs of people, Interview spoke to Callum Robson [pictured below], a street photographer and TEFL teacher originally from nearby Merton, and now residing in Oviedo, Spain about his street photography experiences in cities across the North East and, North and Central Spain. “I remember being interested in p

Voices of the South College protest

On Wednesday 8th December 2021, Durham University captured the attention of local and national media outlets with a protest at South College, attended by over 300 students, in reaction to events the previous Friday. Indigo spoke to some of the individuals who organised, spoke at, and attended the protest to discuss their motivations behind it and the messages they shared both on and beyond the placards. Xiv Hathaway, placard-maker and organiser: “I was at both sign-making meetings and I remembe

Durham Union Sexism Report- Will the Union Change?

With reports of racism and sexism throughout the Durham Union, is it time for change within the 179-year-old society, for the better of its members and the students at Durham? ------------------------------ Consider Subscribing to Palatinate TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1-Wqh1JuB35aMSH19z1zww/?sub_confirmation=1 Stay Up to Date with our latest stories on our Socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PalatinateTV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PalatinateTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/palatinatetv/

Making Heartbreak at Home: Daisy Harris

Alongside her studies in Drama at the University of Manchester, Daisy Harris has lovingly and long been involved in song-writing, instrumentalism, and producing music at home since her early teenage years growing up in Scotland. In an online conversation with Interview, Harris reflects on her love for music, sources of inspiration, and her latest song, ‘A24’ which dwells on memory and heartbreak in the story of arduous early relationships. “I make music from a variety of genres, but I would say

Durham ACS and Black History Month

Durham University’s African Caribbean Society was founded in 2015 by first-year students who wished to provide a welcoming space for students to celebrate African and Caribbean culture. Six years on, let us turn to the group’s current President Hashr (Ashley) Buwembo [first left in the photo], a second-year International Relations student from Hatfield, as she discusses Durham ACS and what Black History Month means to her and the society.

The fate of traditional TV is up to the over 55s

It is no surprise to anyone that streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are seemingly becoming more popular across all age groups. The lockdowns and periods of self-isolation have meant that many of us have needed to hunker down at home multiple times, especially during the recent “Pingdemic”. According to a recent YouGov poll, Netflix was voted the most popular platform for TV viewing amongst all adults in 2021. However, it is common knowledge that those over 55 years old watch mo

Actor spotlight: Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada is possibly one of the most dedicated actors of recent years and it is about time that we give him the credit he deserves. Since his acting debut in the 1965 Japanese crime drama, Game of Chance, and the discovery of his natural talent for martial arts aged twelve by action star Sonny Chiba, Sanada has never stopped pushing the limits of his own potential. Spurred on by his newfound fame in Japan for being the clan fighter Nayate in the 1978 Yagyu Clan Conspiracy, the first half

Q&A: in conversation with DU Book Club

In light of its successful debut at this year’s Freshers’ Fair, Interview discussed the inspiration behind DU Book Club and the overall love for literature with its two presidents: Seye Alaran, an Environmental Geoscience student from Josephine Butler and Kimberly Chitifa, a Law student from Trevelyan. Both of whom are in their second year. Q. When did starting DU Book Club first come to mind and, why did you decide to start it? A. Seye: We planned an event when we were partnered up for one of