Daily Archives: August 18, 2018

Racism In Representation – The Comments Of Senator Fraser Anning

Earlier this week, Fraser Anning, the newest Senator for Queensland elected on the platform of Bob Katter’s Australian Party, used his first speech to spurt racially charged bigotries. The speech called for a “final solution to the immigration problem” that would “end Australian-job-stealing 457 visas and make student visas conditional […]

Charlottesville: One Year On, Peace Trumps Violence In “Unite The Right 2” 2

Thousands of people swarmed Washington D.C on Sunday for protests marking the anniversary of last year’s violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, but only two dozen of them were actually in support of uniting the right. A year ago, the narrative of the college town became synonymous with […]

Democratic Republic Of The Congo: President Confirms He Will Not Run For Third Term

Following two years of uncertainty, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, has finally confirmed that he will not stand for re-election on 23 December 2018. This declaration is in line with constitutional requirements that impose a two-term limit on DRC presidents. Kabila has now […]

Brazil: Venezuelans In ‘Extreme Vulnerability’ Met With Closed Doors

Brazil has reopened its border with Venezuela in response to a ruling from the Brazilian Supreme Court. The northeastern land border in the Brazilian state of Roraima shut its doors to Venezuelan refugees fleeing economic and political turmoil, BBC News reported Tuesday 7 August. Judge Barreto ruled closure until conditions […]