Kerry Pearson remembers the creation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent after the First World War; on 8 May, the charity celebrates World Red Cross Day, a time to remember their values and recognise the hard work of their volunteers who work to make the world a safer place.
Author: Kerry Pearson
Kerry is studying international history and politics at the University of Leeds. She is interested in geopolitical issues and has written for The Gryphon newspaper on different international events. Kerry is passionate about helping others and enjoys discussing current events - particularly humanitarian and race issues - with friends and family. She previously spent a month in Zambia and Botswana, where she participated in charity work at an orphanage and a white rhino sanctuary.
Kerry Pearson concludes the ‘Biden 100’ series with a piece covering the key policies and executive orders Joe Biden has passed. He has had a phenomenon 100 days, but undoubtedly faces challenges ahead, now that the honeymoon with congress is over.
Kerry Pearson explains the significance of the new voting law in Georgia; Biden said it rings of Jim Crow, with the requirement of ID and shorter voting hours.
Kerry Pearson explains the signifiance of recent legislation in America which will grant immigrants, Dreamers and farmers with citizenship and residency. A triumph for Dreamers who have waited decades for recognition of their status.
Kerry Pearson lays out the foreign policy challenge that Biden faces in the Middle East. He will have to grapple with ISIS, Saudi Arabia, and the sale of arms. At the same time, he will attempt to pivot to Asia and the rising power of China.
Kerry Pearson explains the history behind International Women’s Day (IWD) and the significance of it across the globe. She also draws light to some inspiring female voices.
Kerry Pearson, as part of the Biden 100 series, looks at America’s response to the military coup in Myanmar. She considers the cost of democracy in Joe Biden’s foreign policy agenda.
Kerry Pearson reviews Biden’s first couple of weeks in the White House. His focus has been on reversing Trump-era legislation, rolling out the vaccine, restoring multilateralism and increasing welfare benefits for those impacted by the pandemic.
Kerry Pearson considers the paths that Biden can take with his Catholicism. Will he move towards the centre, to reconcile the nation, or will he move further leftwards?
Kerry Pearson speaks with a range of Americans from all different backgrounds to try and understand their views of Biden and their hopes and fears for the future.
Kerry Pearson introduces the new Yorkshire Bylines series, ‘Biden 100’. Why is pressure put on presidents for their first 100 days, and what can they realistically accomplish in this time?
Democracy comes at a high price. Needless to say, US elections are more expensive than anywhere else in the world and their value is only climbing. Taking into account inflation and rising prices, the cost of an election has increased more than 250 times from Abraham Lincoln in 1860 to Donald Trump in 2016, where […]
A new group has emerged within the Tory ranks who are attempting to rewrite history under the thinly veiled disguise of standing up for “common sense”. The so-called ‘Common Sense Group’ (CSG) is a relatively new group of 59 Conservative MPs and seven peers. This cabal of right-wing politicians is just the latest page in […]
One of the last legacies of the period of military dictatorship in Chile is about to disappear. Last week, in a landslide referendum victory, 78 percent of Chileans voted to rewrite the Pinochet-era constitution. This comes a year after the outbreak of mass protests, sparked off by demonstrations in Santiago against rising public transport fares. […]
If election history has taught us anything, it is probably to not blindly believe the polls. Currently, Joe Biden, the democrat candidate, is leading in national and state polls, and is set to do well in swing states like North Carolina, Iowa and Michigan. But polls will not win Biden the presidency, and there are […]
“I am your president of law and order” – Donald Trump, June 2020 After Jacob Blake, who was African American, was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests erupted. Donald Trump then visited the town, where he made it obvious he was on the side of the police: “I have to say this to the […]
Earlier this month, the Haribo company announced it was ceasing production of Moam products at its £92m factory in Castleford, leading to hundreds of factory job losses. Jon Hughes, director of Haribo, said this was a necessary response to a highly competitive market. But the timing of the job losses is bad; at this time […]
“The risk we are facing is the death of Schengen.” Emmanuel Macron to EU leaders, 26 March 2020 As if Brexit was not enough to disrupt the harmony of the EU, Covid-19 poses a huge threat to European free travel. The ‘Schengen Area’, set up thirty-five years ago, is the passport-free EU zone that spans […]