Daily Archives: February 14, 2018

Undocumented And Underground: US State Laws Force Students To Study In Secret

Undocumented students in the US state of Georgia claim that they must study in secret. This is due to a law that bans undocumented students from the top five Georgia universities. While the policy was implemented in 2010, human rights activists claim that the situation has only worsened since president […]

Trump’s Latest Executive Order: Keeping The Notorious Guantanamo Military Prison Open

“The degree of civilisation in a society can be judged by entering its prisons” (Fyodor Dostoevsky). On Tuesday the 30th of January, the U.S. President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to declare that the Guantanamo Detention Centre will remain open. This will override his predecessor, Barrack Obama’s promise […]

Talks Of Peace Among Acts Of Violence: Will 2018 Be The Year Afghanistan Sees Reconciliation?

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has committed to initiating peace talks with armed groups in light of recent attacks carried out in Kabul last month. Ghani emphasizes that his offer for peace talks extends only to those who wish to see peace in this world. “Those who are responsible for this […]

Lives Hang In Limbo As Immigration Debate Unfolds In U.S. House And Senate

U.S. Republican senators pushed forward a bill Sunday, proposing a path to citizenship for DACA recipients in exchange for increased spending on border patrol, harsher deportation tactics, and removing and restricting other forms of protection for undocumented immigrants in the United States. Although the bill isn’t expected to pass, it […]

‘Not Guilty’ Verdict In Murder Of Indigenous Man Draws National Criticism In Canada

On Friday, February 9, a 12-person jury in Battleford, Saskatchewan found 56-year-old Gerald Stanley ‘not guilty’ of killing 22-year-old Coulten Boushie, an Indigenous person from the Red Pheasant Nation. The decision has ignited outrage from First Nations communities across Canada, who took to social media to condemn the verdict and […]