The Gambia’s Next Step Towards Peace Must Be Measured

The election of Adama Barrow as President in The Gambia represented a shift from the brutal regime of Yahya Jammeh, where human rights concerns ran rampant. The progress made by the Barrow presidency could help to aid a population where about one-third of the population live with an income of […]

This Is Where Assad Burns The Bodies Of His Victims

The Assad regime has built a crematorium to hide the dead bodies of those killed at Saydnaya prison, according to acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and former ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Stuart Jones. Saydnaya Prison received international attention in February due to an Amnesty International report […]

Chelsea Manning Released

On May 17, 2017, Chelsea Manning took her first steps as a free woman after serving seven years in an all-male military prison in Kansas. Manning was charged in 2011 for leaking classified United States military information to Wikileaks, including a video of Apache helicopters killing 12 civilians in Bagdad. […]

International Canadian Mining And The Struggle For Indigenous Rights And Environmental Protections

Canadian mining companies have come under fire for their practices abroad, especially in South America, where many Canadian-based multinational corporations operate mines. They have been accused numerous abuses, namely the destruction of the local environment, allowing their employees to abuse the local residents, and colluding with foreign governments to dismantle […]

French Gay Rights Groups File Complaint Against Chechnya

Three French gay rights groups filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court accusing Chechnya for a “wave of persecution” against homosexuals. Stop Homophobie, Mousse, and Comite Idaho France filed the complaint on the 17th of May, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, after a 17 year old boy […]

2017 Strongmen: Duterte

With the controversial elections of Hungarian President Viktor Orbán, Austrian President Norbert Hofer, American President Donald Trump, the popularity of Dutch Geert Wilders, French Marine Le Pen and Polish Jaroslaw Kaczynski, as well as the popularity of the Greek Golden Dawn and the Sweden’s Democrat parties, the rise of right-wing […]

UN Claims A Further 200,000 People Expected To Flee Mosul

The United Nations claimed on Thursday the 18th of May that up to 200,000 civilians in Mosul, Iraq are expected to flee, as Iraqi forces push into it’s Old City district to battle ISIS. In a press release from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Lise Grande, […]