Daily Archives: May 20, 2018

Why Ice-Cream is so Expensive: Part Two

Part One of this report outlined the links between ice-cream and the vanilla trade, and looked at many of the human costs of Madagascan vanilla (which constitutes over 80% of the world’s supply). The prevalence of vanilla in ice-cream is massive, with one UK ice-creamery stating that it was used […]

Myanmar’s Forgotten War Against The Kachin Minority

In recent months there has been renewed, escalating warfare in Kachin, Myanmar’s northernmost state. Since April, more than 6800 villagers have been forced to flee the battle between government military forces and the ethnic Kachin rebels, known as the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The Myanmar armed forces have been complicit […]

Prominent Women’s Rights Activists Arrested In Saudi Arabia

Seven women’s rights activists have been arrested in Saudi Arabia. The reason behind their detainment remains unclear, with authorities having failed to provide adequate explanations so far. The detainees, including Eman al-Nafjan, Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef, along with two male protesters, have been held since May 15th. These activists are […]