Daily Archives: March 5, 2018


Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ghouta

Following the UN Security Council’s unanimous decision on February 24th to implement a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, so as to bring in much needed humanitarian aid, air strikes have continued to plague rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, killing 600 civilians and forcing many to flee. The 30-day ceasefire comes in the form […]


Denmark To Double Punishment In ‘Ghettos’

In a plan to eradicate ghettos areas in the Scandinavian nation, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has proposed the implementation of double punishments for crimes committed within listed areas. Rasmussen’s coalition government currently designates 22 ‘ghetto’ areas, that consist of mostly non-native, immigrant and refugee populations. The new double punishment plan will […]


Mass Shootings And Terrorism, Mental Health And Video Games

Last week, the Conservative Norwegian government passed legislation that will effectively ban semi-automatic weapons in the country beginning in 2021. It is the political result of a public inquiry that was commissioned following the attacks perpetrated by right-wing terrorist Anders Breivik on July 22, 2011. Breivik killed 69 people in […]


Coalition Of Human Rights Groups Calls For Reduction In U.S. Aid To Egypt

Amid Egypt’s ongoing criticisms from human rights groups, a coalition of non-profit organizations called on the U.S. government recently to continue limiting its funding to the Egyptian military. Ten organizations, focused primarily on human rights and LGBTQ issues, signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to uphold […]


Trump’s Proposed Changes To American Food Assistance Will Harm The Country’s Poor

Food security entails access to nutritious, safe and adequate food at all times. Often when thinking of food insecurity, our minds turn to the Global South, where circumstances such as famine and violent conflict can hinder access to proper food, or any food at all. Yet, according to the United […]


Assad Regime Refuses Ceasefire As Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

Syria’s Assad regime refuses ceasefire as the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta worsens. On Sunday, March 4, President Assad announced he will continue his military offensive against rebel-held enclave, Eastern Ghouta, despite the United Nations’ accusations it is causing an exasperating humanitarian crisis. President Assad justifies his military offensive by […]