Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Bosnia Still Denies Justice To Victims Of Sexual War Crimes

During the Bosnian War, thousands of women and girls were subjected to sexual violence, and the majority have yet to see justice. The Bosnian War was an armed conflict that took place between 1992 and 1995, resulting in over 100,000 deaths. Though wars throughout history are typically accompanied by rape, […]

Indonesian Military Censors Commemoration Of 1965 Massacre

The head of the Indonesian military has banned scheduled public screenings on September 30 of a 2014 documentary commemorating the anti-communist massacres of 1965-66. A directive from General Gatot Nurmantyo instructed the military to restrict any efforts to hold a public screening of The Look of Silence, arguing that it […]

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

On September 27, a Thai court sentenced former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to 5 years in prison. Prime Minister Shinawatra was charged with corruption in the Rice Subsidy Scheme, which led to her becoming Thailand’s first female prime minister in 2011. According to Reuters, the Supreme Court issued a statement on […]

Kenyan Political Dialogue: Seeing Both Sides of the Coin

The Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to cancel the August 8th general election that saw incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner has received mixed reactions. Some lauded it as a bold decision to make and as a landmark in restoring faith in the country’s justice system. Others have however criticized it […]

Hungary’s Hatemongering Anti-Migrant Campaign Intensifies

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has intensified its vilification of migrants as it continues to demonize native-born humanitarian George Soros, who has advocated for the EU to commit to resettling 300,000 refugees each year. Led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the Fidesz party is hoping to consolidate its authority with a […]

Even In Difference There Is Likeness

As a person that bores easily, I am a huge fan of difference. Not the crazy kind of difference, the good kind. The crazy kind of difference is the kind that leads to a fanaticism that more often than not is dangerous because it is blinding. And because I am […]

Boko Haram Crisis In Nigeria: Over Half Of Schools Remain Closed

The ongoing threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria has forced more than 57 percent of schools to be closed in the country’s Borno state. This has left an “estimated 3 million children in need of emergency education support,” as reported by The United Nations Children’s Fund. Children in Nigeria are […]

Will The Australian Government ‘Wake Up’ After The Latest Asylum Seeker Death At An Offshore Detention Facility?

Another detainee has died in an Australian offshore detention centre on Manus Island after allegedly taking his own life. The thirty-two-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil man was sent to hospital three days prior to receiving attention for injuries from self-harm. Since the Papa New Guinean High Court ruled that the detention […]

Russia Launches Its Largest War Games In Post-Soviet Era

It is being hailed as the largest and most significant war games since the Cold War era. The 2017 Zapad games began on September 14 and ran until the September 20. Zapad, Russian for “West,” is a military exercise designed to simulate a fictitious attack from the West. The games, […]

Ireland To Hold 2018 Referendum On Changes To Abortion Laws

The Irish government has announced that they plan on holding a national referendum in May or June 2018 on Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws. The referendum would ask whether Ireland should change the eighth amendment of the constitution in order to allow abortions in cases of rape, incest, fetal abnormalities, or […]