Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

UN Report Indicates Possible Crimes Against Humanity For Myanmar’s Rohingya Population

In a report released on February 3, 2017, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reveals atrocities committed against the Muslim Rohingya population by Myanmar’s armed forces. The report suggests that crimes against humanity have occurred since October 9, 2016, when the armed forces implemented […]

Safe Zones In Syria: A Politicized Plan

The head of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, condemned a recent plan to create ‘safe zones’ in Syria, stating that Syria does not have the appropriate conditions to host refugees fleeing from the country’s nearly six-year-old war. Grandi and the Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, held a meeting […]

French Election Campaign Echoes Trump-Like Policies

The far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, propelled her election campaign through anti-immigration, anti-globalization and “France First” policies during the weekend. Donald Trump’s US election win and Britain’s decision to leave the European Union stirred similar discontentment throughout France. Le Pen has undoubtedly depicted herself as the anti-establishment, anti-elite and […]

Globalization And The Fight For Human Rights And Environmentalism

Globalization has been understood both as a threat and an opportunity in the global fight for environmentalism and human rights. Many indigenous groups often face increasing pressures from global neoliberal institutions as they struggle to retain their way of life through the high tides of globalization. However, because globalization is […]