Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

Anti-Fascists Rally Against White Supremacists And Neo-Nazis At ‘White Lives Matter’ Event In Tennessee

On 28 October 2017, a coalition of white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups descended on two towns in Middle Tennessee for a ‘White Lives Matter’ rally. Seeking to draw attention to the resettlement of Somali and Sudanese refugees in Tennessee, organizers of the demonstration protested that the refugees harbour an inherent […]

Torture, Rape And Civilian Casualties: Libya’s Civil War

Since the 2011 civil war which deposed the autocratic dictator Muammar Gaddafi and saw the deaths of over 30,000 Libyans, competing armed militias have wreaked havoc and collectively propagated a humanitarian disaster. On 30 October 2017, an airstrike in the militant-controlled city of Derna killed 16 civilians, and despite the […]

How Lower Oil Prices Is Expanding Women’s Rights In Saudi Arabia

Starting in 2018, Saudi Arabia will begin to allow women to attend sporting events in the country’s three most prominent sporting venues. This move is a part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “vision for 2030,” which is a plan that aims to integrate women into the workforce and diversify […]

Ministerial Shake-up In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has removed multiple ministers and princes from ministerial positions amid an anti-corruption investigation headed by the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The news was announced on state media on November 4, 2017, with an official statement from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who eluded to the exploitation […]

A Humanitarian Outlook On The Yemen Crisis

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a major suicide attack on Yemen’s government bastion of Aden, resulting in the death of eight police officers. The attack was followed by a hostage situation where the militant group held an unknown number of police detectives hostage. Such attacks are common in clashes between […]

Putin Opens Memorial To Stalin’s Victims

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a memorial wall to victims of Stalinist purges on October 30th. Calling it the “Wall of Grief,” he reaffirmed that history cannot repeat itself in the country. However, the BBC reported that many of Putin’s critics believed his comments to be hypocritical. The President has […]

Mass Shooting In Texas Killing 26 “Not A Gun Issue” Says Donald Trump As America Again Questions Its Gun Laws

There are few topics more controversial in the United States than gun control. This highly contentious issue has been the subject of debate for decades, with opinions on either side of the spectrum provoking passionate and often angry responses from the other. The debate was sparked again this week after […]

Australian Government Leaves Refugees To Suffer On Manus Island

On the 31st of October, Australia’s detention facility on Manus Island was closed down on order by the Papua New Guinean high court. The facility was closed in spite of 600 refugees remaining inside, left to survive in inhuman conditions with no access to power and water. To address the […]

Balfour Declaration Centenary – An Apology Is Due

November 2nd marked 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was issued. The declaration turned the Zionist aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine into reality. This was achieved through a public statement made by Arthur Balfour U.K. Foreign Secretary, which expresses Balfour’s support for the creation of a national […]

ISIS Claims Attack In Yemen

At least seven people were killed and twelve more were injured when a suicide bomber attacked security headquarters in the southern port city of Aden on Sunday November 5. The bomber drove a vehicle with explosives into the entrance gate of the security headquarters building. According to an Aden security […]