Daily Archives: January 16, 2018

Digitizing And Disenfranchising India’s Poor

Since July 2016, the Narendra Modi government has rolled out Aadhaar – ‘the Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act’ – to 1.1 billion Indian residents. Using biometric information, including fingerprints, facial photographs and iris scans, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues recipients with […]

Protesters, Human Rights Advocates In Outrage Over Pardon Of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori

On Thursday, the 12th of January, tens of thousands marched in the Peruvian capital of Lima for the fourth time since President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned divisive former President Alberto Fujimori on Christmas Eve. They shouted “traitor” and “the pardon has got to go,” demanding its reversal and Kuczynski’s resignation. […]

Discussions Of Australia-Japan Military Deal Arise Amid Regional Concerns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that he will be visiting Tokyo this week for annual talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The major focus of the trip will be bolstering regional security, as the two countries prepare to seal a defence agreement that will strengthen military ties […]

Arab League Discussing Plans To Reinstate 1967 Palestine Jerusalem Borders

Following the United States attempt at proclaiming the city of Jerusalem as belonging to the state of Israel, the Arab League are now in talks with each-other about Palestine’s claim on the city. The move comes in the wake of the United Nations failure to pass the vote on recognizing […]