Daily Archives: May 8, 2017


Why Has Australia Failed To Close The Gap Between Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Australians?

On 20 December 2007, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), which includes the leaders of federal, state and territory, and local governments, committed to closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians in regards to health, education, and quality of life. These goals were established the same year Kevin Rudd gave […]


Russia Establishes ‘De-Escalation Zones’ In Syria. Will They Work?

Russia, Iran, and Turkey have reached an agreement to set up four “de-escalation zones” in Syria. The deal prevents the use of weapons in these four areas, including use of the Syrian government’s air force. The deal also allows for “unhindered” humanitarian access and the free flow of refugees. Although […]


Sixteen Migrants Die Crossing The Mediterranean Sea

Sixteen migrants, including two children, have died attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece by boat on Sunday, April 24th, according to reports by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The vessel, allegedly a smuggler’s boat, capsized on Sunday night while trying to reach the […]


Reframing War: What Does US Soldier’s Final Photograph Really Represent?

On Monday, the US army released the last photograph taken by combat photographer, Specialist Hilda Clayton, which captured an accidental explosion in Afghanistan which killed her, an Afghan photojournalist who she was training, and three Afghan national army soldiers. On July 2, 2013, Clayton, 22, was conducting a live-fire training […]