United States

Florida Major Battleground For Gun Control Debate As NRA Sues State Over New Law

On Friday, March 9, shortly after the Florida state legislature passed new gun-control legislation into law, the National Rifle Association (NRA) announced that it would sue the state, arguing that new restrictions introduced in the legislation violate the Constitution, according to BBC News. The bill places a three-day waiting period […]

US-North Korea Summit: Small Steps But No Breakthrough

The notion of the US President Donald Trump meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has appeared illusory over the past year as tensions over Pyongyang’s growing nuclear and ballistic missile programs have continued to climb. Surprisingly, this has dramatically shifted in recent weeks after a series of inter-Korea meetings […]

Children And Their Right To Have Their Voice Heard

Recently, students speaking out against gun laws in the USA have been accused of being ‘crisis actors’. Just one of the conspiracy theories that have surfaced recently, this theory claims that these students are following pre-written parts for the camera. Syrian teenager, Muhammad Najem, was attacked online and by mainstream […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a celebratory recognition of the positive contributions made by women across the world, to the development, prosperity and peace of their immediate and wider societies, through every level of their engagement. Contemporary observations seek to inspire respect and value for women; while also identifying […]

Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ghouta

Following the UN Security Council’s unanimous decision on February 24th to implement a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, so as to bring in much needed humanitarian aid, air strikes have continued to plague rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, killing 600 civilians and forcing many to flee. The 30-day ceasefire comes in the form […]

Mass Shootings And Terrorism, Mental Health And Video Games

Last week, the Conservative Norwegian government passed legislation that will effectively ban semi-automatic weapons in the country beginning in 2021. It is the political result of a public inquiry that was commissioned following the attacks perpetrated by right-wing terrorist Anders Breivik on July 22, 2011. Breivik killed 69 people in […]

A Case Study In The U.S. Security State: Muslim Surveillance By The NYPD

They were called “mosque crawlers,” “rakers,” and “informants.” They infiltrated Muslim student groups, eavesdropped on conversations in public spaces, and tracked individuals in intricate databases. The plainclothes officers behind these covert actions were part of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) discriminatory Muslim surveillance program, intensified after the September 11th, […]