Daily Archives: June 13, 2017

Iraqi Kurds Announce Independence Referendum

On Wednesday June 7th Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish Region, announced on twitter plans for an independence referendum. He stated, “I am pleased to announce that the date for the independence referendum has been set for Monday, September 25, 2017.” The decision […]

Engagement And Acknowledgement As Steps Towards Reparation

In an age where traditionally marginalized segments of society are all struggling to gain official recognition and acceptance, the aboriginal peoples of Canada are making large strides towards obtaining mainstream acknowledgement and support.  In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the culture of indigenous Canadians, which […]

Seventeen-Year-Old Protester Dies During Clashes In Venezuelan Capital

This past Wednesday, a 17-year-old protester was killed during clashes between anti-Maduro protesters and security forces in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. This takes the death toll from the country’s civil unrest to 70. There are contradicting accounts surrounding his death, though, with the government saying that a homemade mortar exploded […]

Australia: Call To End Violence And Abuse Against People With Disabilities

A recent Civil Society Statement to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls violence and abuse against disabled people in Australia “epidemic” and “systemic,” and demands the establishment of a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse of People with Disability, reported the Disabled People’s Organisation Australia (DPOA). Organized by the DPOA and […]

Human Rights Watch Report Highlights ‘Systematic Failures’ in US Immigration Detention Centres

The United States has established itself as the country with the highest incarceration rate. Its population accounts for 4.4 percent of people on earth, but its prisons hold 22 percent of the world’s prisoners. Since the surge of neoliberalism in the 1980s, the mass incarceration rate has increased exponentially primarily […]