Daily Archives: October 7, 2018

North Korea: Peace Or Lies?

North Korea and South Korea have recently voiced their intentions to jointly host the 2032 Olympic Games, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Kim Jong-Un engaged in talks with South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, and there is possibility of discussion with U.S. President, Donald Trump. These talks should be applauded as […]

Reevaluating The Palm Oil Industry In Indonesia

On September 20th, Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared that existing palm oil plantations in Indonesia will be reviewed. He also paused the creation of new plantations by signing a three-year moratorium. Widodo told The Associated Press that the moratorium is intended to provide time to clarify the legal rights of […]

Iran Violates Human Rights Laws In Execution Of Zeinab Sekaanvand

Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 24-year-old Kurdish national, was executed in Iran’s Urumieh Central Prison on Tuesday, October the 2nd. Accused of murdering her husband in 2012 at the mere age of 17, Zeinab had not received a fair trial. Philip Luther, Amnesty’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and […]

South Korea Claims to Crack Down on “Fake News,” Posing a Threat to Free Speech

This Tuesday, South Korea declared that it would crack down on fake news, attempting to eradicate what it called the ultimate “destroyer of democracy.” Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon called for the crackdown, maintaining that the spread of fake news in South Korea endangers both the privacy of citizens and national […]

Even More Children At Risk Of Famine In Yemen

A Save the Children press release issued on Tuesday, September 18th has reported that there are an additional one million children at risk of famine in Yemen as a result of the ongoing civil war. According to Save the Children, these additional children bring the total amount at risk of […]

Germany Has Approved Controversial Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

Germany has approved a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia, even though the country agreed earlier this year to halt sales to states involved in the Yemen conflict. The Germany Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, wrote a letter to the German parliament discussing the approval of […]