Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

Israel Passes Travel Ban On BDS Supporters

On Monday, Israeli lawmakers passed legislation to ban foreigners who support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel. The bill states that the travel ban will apply to any person “who knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel that, given the content of the call and the […]

The Gag Rule And Its Effects In The Developing World

The Trump administration has re-adopted the Mexico City policy and expanded its reach and strength to incorporate all American aid organizations, not just those focused on providing family planning. The Mexico City policy, also labelled the gag rule, was initially passed by President Reagan in 1984. It aimed at preventing […]

South Africa: In Opposition To The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

For over five years now, Africans have supported the mass killing of their fellow African brothers and sisters. Countries like Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, and South Africa have been blacklisted by many research experts in homicide and genocide attacks. South Africa, a country that has witnessed one of […]

“Fake News” Fuelling Political Violence: Consequences Of A Fourth Term For Nkurunziza

Controversy has been reignited in Burundi following a statement from the current president, Pierre Nkurunziza, indicating that he intends to run for a fourth term “if the people request it.” In April 2015, Nkurunziza incited an uproar by announcing that he was running for a third term, despite a constitutional […]

South Africa, Nigeria, And Xenophobia: An Ongoing Crisis

Once a symbol of African solidarity, non-racial discrimination, prosperity, and job prospects, South Africa has fallen into xenophobic sentiment once again. Riots targeting foreign-owned businesses have been followed by violent clashes and random beatings with security forces dispersed and armed with rubber bullets, water cannons, and riot gear. In 2008, more […]

Syrian Children Face Toxic Psychological Trauma From The Horrors Of War

Save the Children has just released an unprecedented report into the mental health of children experiencing six years of civil war in Syria. The report, Invisible Wounds, reveals the insidious effects of conflict that have scarred the country’s youngest generation; a generation that will receive the legacy of a battered […]

Aboriginal Rights: Canada’s Mining Industry Safety Inquiry

British Columbian First Nations groups, environmentalists, as well as other medical and community leaders have created a coalition in the Canadian province to call on the government to launch an inquiry into the mining initiatives and its effect on Aboriginal heritage sights and wildlife. Calvin Sandborn, legal director of the […]