Holly Barrow

Holly is a recent English literature graduate and socialist who spends the majority of her spare time reading. She enjoys writing on all things politics & culture.

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The Relationship Between Art and Social Justice

For as long as humans have created it, art has not only served to reflect the world around us, it has also engaged with and challenged social issues. Artists frequently use their medium to interact with the very systems that we live under, urging us...

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Fashion Brands Championing Migrants’ Rights

By now, it is no secret that the fashion industry has a huge problem with exploitation. Fast fashion in particular has played a damning role in perpetuating modern slavery, with low-paid garment workers often enduring sweatshop conditions. While...

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US Immigration Policy: The Past, Present & Future

In November – after a grueling wait while remaining mail-in ballots were counted – Joe Biden was declared President-elect of the US, signaling the start of a new administration in America and the end of Trump’s presidency. Political...

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The Impact of Multiculturalism on British Food

When we think of British cuisine, it is difficult to pin down exactly what this refers to. Do we speak of greasy, battered fish coated in salt and vinegar with a large side of equally greasy chips? Are we referring to the full English breakfast...

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IPPR Report: Reversing the Hostile Environment Policy

Almost a decade ago, the then Home Secretary Theresa May made a series of changes to the UK’s immigration system, implementing what would become known as the ‘hostile environment policy’. Brazen in its intentions, the government made clear that the...

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Diversity in Football: Liverpool FC

Diversity in British football has improved significantly in recent years. In 2017, Liverpool Football Club became the first team to be awarded the highest accolade from the Premier League for its commitment to equality. The team’s inclusive policy...

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Fiction Releases by BIPOC in 2021: Our Top 5

ImmiNews explores some of the most highly anticipated fiction releases of 2021, authored by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) Over the last ten months, good news has proved hard to come by. The global uncertainty, grief and isolation...

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Digital Exclusion: Covid-19 and Social Inequalities

The issue of digital exclusion is one that has long existed. In 2019, then-leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, proposed a policy which shook the commentariat to its core: the so-called ‘radical’ pledge to nationalise broadband, ensuring all...

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Fast Fashion & Undocumented Migrants

Undocumented migrants face exploitation within fast fashion industry Throughout the course of Covid-19, one industry facing renewed scrutiny is fast-fashion. This is not its first time under an unforgiving spotlight. Fast fashion is largely...