Daily Archives: November 21, 2017

More Than 60 Civilians Killed In Airstrike On Syrian Market While De-Escalation Brokers Remain Silent

On Monday November 13, airstrikes on a market in a northern Syrian town and “de-escalation zone” have killed an estimated 61 people. Market-goers were crushed under the wreckage or blown apart by the explosion. At least three airstrikes targeted Atareb, a small town on the periphery of Aleppo swollen with […]

Off The Grid: The Rising Economic Effects Of Puerto Rico’s Electricity Outage

The effects of Hurricane Maria continue to be felt two months after the hurricane first made landfall in Puerto Rico, as thousands struggle to survive in an economy that cannot sustain without electricity and other basic services. With 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s power lines knocked out in the hurricane, […]

New Delhi’s Pollution Problem

In what has emerged to be an annual event, a cloud of pollution has descended over New Delhi, India. Although the country’s capital has long had poor air quality, the recent smog is of particular concern, with Dr. Krishnan Kumar Aggarwal of the Indian Medical Authority stating that New Delhi […]

An Impending End To The Mugabe Dynasty

Over thirty years after independence, thousands of Zimbabweans have gathered at the Zimbabwe grounds to protest President Robert Mugabe’s reign. The site is symbolic, as it was these same grounds that citizens gathered at to celebrate liberation from white minority rule, and welcome Mugabe into power after his exile in […]

The Zimbabwe Coup D’etat Process 1

On November 14, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) initiated a coup to oust President Mugabe from power. It is now a full week since the process by the ZDF to have a transition of power started. Zimbabwe became independent from the British in 1980 bringing the Zimbabwe African National Union […]

Quebec Judge Hears Arguments Challenging The Law Banning Face Coverings

This week, a Quebec judge has heard arguments on ‘Bill 62’ – the controversial provincial ban on wearing face coverings, such as the niqab, in certain public spaces. Bill 62 has been in place since October and has already impacted on niqab wearing women who work as public sector employees, […]

Yemeni Refugees Choosing To Return In The Midst Of Wartime Chaos

Yemen has been devastated for over two years by war between the government of President Abdrabbuh Manour Hadi and those allied within the Houthi rebel movement. Over that time, more than 35,000 Yemenis have escaped across the Gulf of Aden and fled to Djibouti in attempt to reach security and […]

The Questionable Link Between Mass Shootings And Mental Illness

Twenty six year-old Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire inside a South Texas Church earlier this month, killing 26 people and injuring 20 others. Kelley entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, dressed in all black and armed with an assault rifle. The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, labelled the […]