Daily Archives: July 13, 2017


The First Casualty Of War Is Truth

The allegation that modern mainstream media outlets are distributing “fake news” has been recently popularised by Donald Trump, however the imperfections of war reporting date much farther back than the dawn of social media. The imperfections of war reporting is a significant issue because news coverage affects public opinion, which […]


US Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson To Fly To Kuwait In Bid To Diffuse Gulf Crisis

This past Thursday, it was announced that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will fly to Kuwait on Monday, as part of an ongoing international effort to de-escalate tensions between the Saudi-led quartet of blockading countries (namely Egypt, the UAE, and Bahrain) and economically and politically isolated Qatar. Kuwait, which […]


US-Led Coalition Claims 603 Civilian Deaths In Iraq And Syria

A recent Operation Inherent Resolve report is claiming that 603 civilians have been killed in Iraq and Syria since they began in August 2014, as a result of US-led coalition airstrikes. These coalition airstrikes form part of an international campaign aimed at defeating ISIS. The purported death toll of 603 […]


Crack Down On Governmental Opposition Continues In Vietnam As Popular Blogger And Environmental Activist “Mother Mushroom” Is Jailed

UN human rights experts have said the trial of a popular Vietnamese blogger did not meet international standards and appeared to be aimed at intimidating environmental defenders. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as “Mother Mushroom,” was sentenced to 10 years in prison following a one-day trial in the south-central […]


US Criticized By China For Sailing Warship In South China Sea

Chinese officials publicly criticized the US on Sunday, July 2, for sailing a warship in the South China Sea. The warship, known as the USS Stethem destroyer, was reportedly sailing less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island in the Parcel Island archipelago. This island is occupied by Beijing, although […]


Britain’s High Court Rules In Favour of Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia Despite Evidence Of Human Rights Violations

On Monday, July 10, Britain’s High Court ruled that the UK’s sales of arms to Saudi Arabia is within the boundaries of UK and EU law. Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) brought the case to the High Court over humanitarian concerns regarding the high civilian death toll in the Yemen […]


Trump And Putin: The Commanders-In-Chief

The latest congregation of the most powerful nations of the world, which has been dubbed the G20, has rounded up in the German city of Hamburg with Heads of States and governments failing to convince America’s President Donald Trump to come back to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. However, attention […]