Current Events

U.S. Announces Sanctions In Retaliation For Russian Cyberattacks

In a rare move under the Trump administration, the White House publicly accused Russia of recent cyber attacks in the United States and abroad and announced repercussions against Russian individuals and entities in response. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced on March 15 that five Russian entities and 19 […]

Communities Across Brazil Mourn The Death Of Politician And Activist Marielle Franco

On March 14th, Brazilian politician and activist, Marielle Franco, was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro by two unknown attackers who fired nine shots at her car, also killing her driver Anderson Pedro Gomes.  38-year old Marielle Franco is remembered as a groundbreaking Black, gay female activist, who spoke out against rampant […]

UN Report Makes Police Torture Allegations In Mexico’s Missing Students Case

A report released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has alleged that of the 129 people arrested in connection with Mexico’s 2014 missing students case, 34 were tortured by Mexican police and investigators. The official investigation of the student disappearances, carried out by Mexico’s […]

More Blood Spilled As Violence Continues To Shake The Occupied West Bank

Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank have been living under the rule of the Israeli military for more than half a century. Jerusalem has been occupied by Israel since 1967 and many Palestinians are hoping that one day Palestine may be an independent state. Recently U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Russian Spy Poisoning: Undermining U.K. Sovereignty

On March 4, a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, was discovered unconscious alongside his daughter on a park bench in Salisbury, Southern England. According to Prime Minister Theresa May, they were poisoned with Novichok, a Russian nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s. This […]