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The 1,114 Civilian Casualities In The Never-Ending War Against ISIS

On September 27th, 2018, the United States-led coalition against ISIS admitted to killing 1,114 civilians in Iraq and Syria alone. In the four-year period between August 2014 and August 2018, the coalition had conducted more than 30,000 strikes and had reportedly investigated all ‘credible’ civilian casualty reports. However, critics claim […]

UK Intelligence Agencies Illegally Spy On Privacy International

On September 25th, UK intelligence agencies admitted to unlawfully spying on the London-based company Privacy International (PI). MI5, MI6, and GCHQ were all involved in the illegal collection and examination of data taken from this company, which advocates for global and personal privacy against mass government and independent surveillance. This […]

Scotland Moves To End “Period Poverty” Paving The Way For Others To Do The Same

Scotland has moved to provide free sanitary products to students in all schools and universities across the country, in a £5.2 million program that aims to end “period poverty,” an issue that can force those that are unable to afford sanitary products to periodically miss school, work, or social activities. […]

As War Crimes Continue In Yemen, Saudi-Led Coalition Must Be Held Accountable

On August 9th, the Yemeni civil war attracted international attention when the Saudi-led coalition dropped a bomb on a packed school bus in Sada province, killing 40 children and 11 adults. It was thought that this attack may have sparked enough international outrage that coalition forces would be more cautious […]

African Political Trends: The Rise In ‘Constitutional Coups’

Comoros president Azali Assoumani is the latest African president to use a constitutional reform to cling to power with an iron fist. The Comoros National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced on 31 July that an overwhelming majority of the country (92.74%) voted for government-backed constitutional reforms that will allow the president […]

The Failure Of The War On Drugs: Time For A Radically Different Approach?

The War on Drugs has been raging for decades. As rates of drug abuse have risen, so have public health crises, fatal overdoses, and criminal activities as addicts steal to fund their habits, dealers fight violent street conflicts, and cartels wage bloody wars against governments. To fight the misery of […]