Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

Levels Of Brutality In Libya Intensify And Rights Must Be Put Above Politics

According to the International Organization for Migration, between 700,000 to 1 million migrants are expected to be held in Libya, and many are hoping to cross into Europe. Although the death toll of those making this perilous journey surpassed 5,000 in 2016, the Mediterranean crossing they hope is ahead of […]

Rex Tillerson Faces Escalating Tensions In Moscow

On Monday, foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations met with the hopes of breaking Russian ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As of late, Washington has demonstrated a strategy shift towards retribution. Last week, US missiles hit a Syrian airbase in retaliation to what the […]

The Legacy Of Kalief Browder And Closure Of Rikers Island Jail

Last month, Spike TV premiered its miniseries recounting the life and incarceration of Kalief Browder.  Browder’s death compelled many New Yorkers to take to the streets in protest demanding accountable policing, prison reform and the closure of Rikers Island Jail. On March 31, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de […]

Security Dilemma In Action: The US Deployed Warships To Korean Peninsula

According to the Pentagon, the U.S. Carl Vinson Strike Group made up of an aircraft carrier and several missile destroyers and missile cruisers has been deployed towards the Korean peninsula. This U.S. action could be seen as a response to North Korea’s intensified missile and nuclear threats. North Korea has […]

Basque Separatist ETA Organization Sets Long-Awaited Disarmament Process In Motion

Initially founded in opposition to Franco’s dictatorship in 1959, ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna, meaning “Basque Fatherland and Liberty,” pronounced “etta”) progressively drifted to become a nationalist and separatist organization striving for an independent Basque state in South-western France and Northern Spain. As a Marxist-Leninist movement, the organization adopted, since its […]

Pro-Choice Is Pro-Life

During the 2016 United States presidential election, in a debate hosted by CNN, Donald Trump stated that, although he believed Planned Parenthood helped millions of women, he would defund the organization because he is against abortions. Having won the election, Mr. Trump has continued to advocate for the federal defunding of Planned […]

Kosovo And Serbian Conflict

The OSCE, otherwise known as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, will be managing and organizing the collection of votes from the Serbian minority within Kosovo. Kosovo has been a difficult situation in the world of international relations for quite a while now. According to Deutsche Welle, a […]

Attacks On Humanitarian Workers In South Sudan

Aid workers in South Sudan have faced attacks and opposition in the past week. In the midst of the attacks on the humanitarian officials, the East African country is ridden with famine and civil war, making the country particularly vulnerable. The UN has called the attacks “reprehensible and unacceptable” and […]

Suicide Truck Bomber Kills 17 In Baghdad

On the eve of the 29th of March, 2017 in the Yousifiya neighbourhood in southern Baghdad, Iraq, 17 people were killed, including civilians, health workers, and three policemen. At least 60 people were injured. An oil tanker containing explosives was purposefully detonated in an attack at a police checkpoint on […]

With A Soldier Dead And Families Fleeing, Colombia’s Peace Process Is Far From Over

Following the recent peace treaty between Colombia’s government and the FARC rebels, the murder of a Colombian soldier by a splinter FARC faction, as well as the ongoing displacement of civilians by armed gangs filling the power vacuum left behind by the disarmed FARC highlights that there is still a […]