Vaccine Nationalism And Owing A Duty Of Care To Our Neighbors

‘Vaccine nationalism’ is a dangerous movement that threatens the world’s ability to end the pandemic. Vaccine nationalism is where rich countries pre-purchase COVID-19 vaccines for their citizens or restrict organizations’ ability to supply other nations. This behavior may make a future COVID-19 vaccine inaccessible to low income to medium-income countries. […]

New Wave Of Ethnic Violence Strikes In Nigeria

Dozens of Nigerians were killed over the course of several days this past week during targeted attacks against non-Muslim minorities. On July 19th and 20th, attacks were made by radical Muslims of Fulani ethnicity in southern Kaduna. A few days later, the attacks repeated, this time targeting the small village […]

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Coronavirus Pushing Millions Of Afghans Into Poverty

Afghanistan’s healthcare system is being overwhelmed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The virus is forcing millions of Afghanis into poverty as the country’s healthcare system becomes devastated with more and more victims. Along with the problems in the health care system, the coronavirus is also causing a food shortage in […]

France Begins An Electrical Masterpiece

The future of energy is taking a leading role in this week’s top news stories, as the largest nuclear fusion reactor ever made has begun assembly in France. The Department of Energy’s select Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has made a breakthrough in their radio frequency capabilities, making this advanced fusion […]

German Forces Fear Inroads By Neo-Nazis

German forces fear inroads by Neo-Nazis after plastic explosives and Nazi artifacts were found at the home of a highly ranked sergeant in the German special forces. The sergeant who was nicknamed Little Sheep was suspected of being a Neo-Nazi. According to the New York Times, buried in the garden […]

Protests Erupt In Belarus After Pre-Election Crackdown On Political Activists

Police in Belarus have arbitrarily arrested journalists, bloggers, and political activists as part of a massive crackdown ahead of the August 9, 2020 presidential election. They also pressed charges against two potential candidates, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday. These arrests raise concerns regarding freedom of expression, particularly of the media. […]

Australian-British Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert Moved To Inhumane Prison In Iran

Last week Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Australian-British academic imprisoned by the Iranian government, has been moved to the remote women-only Qarchak prison in the Varamin neighbourhood of Tehran, 35km South East of the Iranian capital. The move comes after Moore-Gilbert refused to cooperate with the Iranian government when they offered her […]

President Trump Suggests Election Day Postponement

In a tweet on July 30th, President Trump suggested postponing the November 3rd election. The tweet read, “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good) 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the [U.S.A.] Delay the Election […]

U.S. Pulls Troops Out Of Germany In Unprecedented Move

The United States recently announced that it would be pulling 12,000 military personnel out of Germany. This would be a nearly 25% reduction in the number of troops stationed within the country, which has been a host to a Western military presence since the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. […]

Record Number Of Environmental Activists Killed In 2019

A recent report published by the human rights and environmental advocacy organization Global Witness has shown that a record number of 212 environmental activists and land defenders were killed in 2019.  Colombia, the Philippines, and Brazil were ranked as the countries with the highest number of deaths. 50 activists were […]

Rise In Domestic Violence Worldwide Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

The UN has described the rise in domestic violence globally seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as ‘unprecedented’ and a ‘shadow pandemic’.  Lockdowns implemented in many countries have left women confined and isolated, making it difficult for them to report or escape domestic violence. The added stresses, tensions […]