Daily Archives: October 19, 2017

The Inhumanity Of MADness

The time until midnight must now be perilously closer than the “two and a half minutes” declared by the Doomsday Clock at the start of 2017. Deteriorating dialogue and growing aggression between nuclear armed nations have alarmingly raised the possibility of nuclear conflict to its highest level in years, if […]

Lengthy Journeys For Unaccompanied Minors Crossing the Mediterranean

On the 10th and 11th of October 2017, 606 men, women and children were rescued from seven sinking ships in the Mediterranean sea by the rescue ship Aquarius. Chartered by the organization SOS Mediterranean, these asylum seekers were attempting to make the dangerous crossing from Libya to Italy – a […]

Death Toll Rises After Mogadishu Bombing

The death toll in Somalia continues to rise as more bodies are discovered after the terrorist attack that rocked the country. Three hundred people are dead and over three hundred more are injured after a truck bomb exploded in the capital city of Mogadishu. Bodies are still being recovered under […]

Pressure Mounts On Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont

Speaking before the Catalan Parliament on October 10, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont briefly appeared to declare independence from Spain. “I assume the mandate of the people for Catalonia to become an independent state in the shape of a republic,” he said, before quickly adding that he and his government would […]