Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

Israel Passes Travel Ban On BDS Supporters

On Monday, Israeli lawmakers passed legislation to ban foreigners who support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel. The bill states that the travel ban will apply to any person “who knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel that, given the content of the call and the […]

South Africa: In Opposition To The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

For over five years now, Africans have supported the mass killing of their fellow African brothers and sisters. Countries like Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, and South Africa have been blacklisted by many research experts in homicide and genocide attacks. South Africa, a country that has witnessed one of […]

The Long Road To Mosul

Since the beginning of the military recapturing of Mosul, Iraq, over 200,000 residents have been displaced as a result of the constant sectarian violence. In June of 2014, the city became an IS stronghold as the terrorist organization overthrew the Iraqi military, gaining access to abandoned military stockpiles. Now, the […]

Bahrain Files Lawsuit To Dissolve Secular Political Party

Bahrain’s government filed a lawsuit earlier this week to dissolve the National Democratic Action Society (Waad party), a secular political party. The party is the second organization of its kind to be targeted as part of the government’s wave of extreme crackdown on opposition, in the last year. New York […]

Syrian Children Face Toxic Psychological Trauma From The Horrors Of War

Save the Children has just released an unprecedented report into the mental health of children experiencing six years of civil war in Syria. The report, Invisible Wounds, reveals the insidious effects of conflict that have scarred the country’s youngest generation; a generation that will receive the legacy of a battered […]

Aboriginal Rights: Canada’s Mining Industry Safety Inquiry

British Columbian First Nations groups, environmentalists, as well as other medical and community leaders have created a coalition in the Canadian province to call on the government to launch an inquiry into the mining initiatives and its effect on Aboriginal heritage sights and wildlife. Calvin Sandborn, legal director of the […]

Penalty Rate Cuts Attack Millions Of Australians Peace Of Mind

A plague of insecurity and uncertainty has swept the Australian retail, fast food, and hospitality landscape due to the recent penalty rate cuts by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). On Thursday the 23rd of February, Iain Ross, President of the FWC, announced that in hospitality the penalty rate for full-time […]

UN Urged To Add Afghan Forces To List Of Violators Of Childrens’ Rights

The Watchlist on Children in Armed Conflict released a report titled “Every Clinic is on the Frontline: The Impact on Children of Attacks on Health Care in Afghanistan” on Monday, March 6. This report evaluates the deleterious impact on children of attacks on health care clinics and personnel between January […]

UN Special Envoy’s Unclear Indications About Transition Of Power In Syria

According to AraNews, Staffan de Mistura, the United Nation’s Special Envoy to Syria, did not confirm whether or not there will be a political transition in the Syrian government. This lack of clear indication as to how the transition of power would be carried out in the event of a […]