Daily Archives: November 1, 2018

Unhealthy Conditions Prevail At Moria

Attempted suicide and acute mental stress plague Moria, the main migrant camp on Lesbos, Greece, where over 8,000 migrants are being housed in a space only large enough for less than half that amount. According to various aid groups and news outlets, conditions at Moria have worsened since 2015, when […]

Amnesty International India Latest Target Of Government Crackdown On Civil Society Groups And NGOs

Targeted by the government due to its broadcasting of human rights violations by the Indian government, Amnesty International India joins the list of civil society non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to be raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) agency. On Thursday, the 25th of October, the office of Amnesty International in Bengaluru, […]

The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Crisis Of White Supremacy In The United States

On Saturday, 27th of October, a gunman entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire, killing 11 people. The suspect has been named as Robert Bowers, a white supremacist terrorist motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-immigration ideology. The attack left six people injured, four of whom were police […]

Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro As President

Jair Bolsonaro, the strident far-right candidate, has been elected President in Brazil’s presidential elections. His election signifies the most radical shift in Brazilian politics since the country transitioned from a dictatorship to a democracy over thirty years. Bolsonaro, a former military officer, had received 55.5% of the votes when 96% […]

One Dead, Two Injured In Sri Lankan Shooting Amid Political Crisis

On Sunday, 29th of October, one person was killed and two more were injured after a minister’s bodyguard opened fire into a crowd of protesters gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bodyguard was taken into custody soon after the incident while the victim – a 34-year-old man – died shortly […]

Cameroon’s Paul Biya ‘Easily’ Wins Seventh Term As President

Cameroon’s Paul Biya ‘easily’ won the October 7th vote, successfully entering into his seventh term as President. The 85-year-old received over 71% of the vote, according to Cameroon’s Constitutional Council. President Biya represents the oldest leader in Sub-Saharan Africa’s history and easily surpassed his opposing candidate, Maurice Kamtos who only received […]