Daily Archives: August 4, 2018

The Philippine War on Drugs

“Allegations of drug-trafficking offenses should be judged in a court of law, not by gunmen on the streets.” Agnes CallamardHuman Rights Activist Overview The Philippine War on Drugs refers to the violence inflicted upon suspected drug affiliates by President Roberto Duterte’s administration who believe in eradication over rehabilitation. Since his inauguration […]

Erdogan’s Republic: Not A Turk

On June 24th, 2018, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the current president of Turkey, was elected for a second term as the most powerful individual in Turkish politics since the founder of the nation, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – whose given nickname, Ataturk, literally translates to ‘father of the Turks.’ Erdoğan’s hold on […]

Venezuela Predicted To Hit One Million Percent Inflation Rate By Year’s End

The International Monetary Fund recently announced that inflation in Venezuela is predicted to hit one million percent by the end of this year, a startling figure despite the ongoing socioeconomic crisis that has already crippled the economy and caused widespread hunger, malnutrition, and frustration with a government that refuses to […]

Green Murder: Record Number Of Environmental Activists Killed in 2017

Despite the increasing importance of environmental initiatives, advocating for them remains a dangerous occupation globally. In fact, a record 207 environmental activists were killed last year in the course of their activities according to Global Witness, a human rights NGO. These deaths came as activists attempted to prevent development on […]