Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

Uluru Statement From The Heart Supported Despite Its Non-Committal Reception

The Uluru Statement from the Heart report has been met with little enthusiasm by Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, yet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders have not given up hope that Australia will make significant constitutional changes in regards to the recognition and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

The Secretive Brutality Of Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policy

Australia’s High Court decided this week that the detention of asylum seekers at the offshore detention centres is not unconstitutional, and indeed well within the powers afforded to the Australian Government. The decision, while surprising few who advocate for a change in Australia’s draconian policies, is nonetheless disappointing. Australia’s policy […]

U.S. Withholds Millions In Egyptian Aid Over Human Rights Concerns

The U.S. has decided to withhold up to $290 million in aid for Egypt following concerns over the country’s recent missteps in human rights and democratic norms, specifically in regards to a new law that regulates the movements of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The decision comes after Egyptian officials reassured the […]

30 Dead In Riots Protesting Indian Guru’s Rape Conviction: Government Failure And The Rise Of The Guru State

At least 30 people have died in Northern India in riots after the popular spiritual leader, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was convicted of sexually assaulting two of his female followers. Singh leads Dera Sacha Sauda, a spiritual nonprofit organization. Over 200,000 of his followers gathered in Chandigarh, the shared capital […]

Azerbaijan Forces Closure Of Last Free News Agency

On the 7th August, Azerbaijan’s last independent news agency Turan was put on notice for tax evasion and threatened with closure if it did not declare adequate financial statements by the 17th of August. However, on the 16th of August, Azerbaijani officials raided offices, took possession of journalists’ computers and arrested Turan’s […]

Economic Reforms Are Not Sufficient To Address The Humanitarian Crisis In DRC

In the past few decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) excelled among countries in sub-Saharan Africa for its stunning economic performance. According to the World Bank, from 2005 onwards, a robust export-based economy, along with the evolution of both domestic and the international public investment have permitted a GDP […]

Domestic Terror Protest Turned Violent In Charlottesville

On Saturday, August 12th, a man drove his car into an anti-white supremacist protest held in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nineteen were injured (some permanently),  one person was killed in the collision, identified as Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman attending the protest. The primary suspect in the investigation is 20-year-old, James Alex […]