Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

An Alarming Increase In Hunger And Obesity In Latin America

Significant progress has been made over the past few decades to combat starvation and malnutrition in Latin America, but UN agencies warn that conflict and climate change threaten to derail progress. Ideally the region aims to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 2 by eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Recently […]

Italian Students Protest Work Placements

Throughout Italy, thousands of teenage Italian school students protested their work placements. They suggest that these placements provide almost no on-the job training, and also enable employers to exploit lax laws for free labour. Student unions have been organizing the protests through social media, and have claimed that over 200,000 […]

Mysterious Braid Chopping In Northern India Sparks Protests

Indian has been at the centre of some odd and mysterious behaviour, which surfaced recently but has been ongoing since September (2017). News outlets are calling it ‘braid-chopping’, and it is exactly that. Multiple reports have come from Northern India, claiming assailants forcibly removing hair from unsuspecting women. The total […]

Philippines Suspends Police Anti-Drug Operations

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced last week that he has suspended the anti-drug operations of the Philippine National Police. All operations will now be transferred to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which will entail a refocusing on larger drug syndicates as opposed to low-level street dealers and users. Since […]