Daily Archives: November 4, 2018

United States Sanctions Against Iran Revive Historic Tensions

Citizens of Iran have gathered in Tehran this week, commemorating the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. November 4th is an annual celebration in Iran; a demonstration symbolising unity and coherence, independence, the Islamic Republic and the ‘struggle against arrogance,’ Iran Press reports. But this year the day coincides with fresh […]

November 6th’s Washington State Elections To Address Climate Change

Washington state is the home of the latest environmental battle in the U.S.A, with the controversial Initiative 1631 due to be voted on in the November 6th elections. The initiative has received both positive and negative attention, given its particular stipulations and its relation to the UN-backed call to lower […]

Morocco Accused Of ‘Regression Of Human Rights’

On 1 November, leading human rights group the Moroccan Association of Human Rights (AMDH) publicly denounced a “regression of human rights” in the North African country. In a report that covered actions of the state throughout 2017 and the first half of this year, AMDH detailed “the repression of several […]

Violence And Distrust Blocks Aid In South Sudan

The World Food Program (WFP) has cited violence between ethnic factions as causing insecurity and blocking deliveries of food aid to the areas of South Sudan that are most in need, provoking fears that the latest peace agreement may not be holding. Last month’s deal aimed to usher in a […]

Proposal To Protect Antarctic Waters Scrapped

A plan to convert Antarctica’s Weddell Sea into the world’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA)  was rejected during the annual summit of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, Australia. The plan, originally proposed by Germany and backed by the EU, required a unanimous vote from all […]

The “Return” Of Antisemitism In Europe: Did It Ever Truly Leave?

Allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the British Labour Party have prompted a criminal investigation. There are 45 incidents involving high-level party members and hate speech targeting Britain’s Jewish community and insinuating the need for ethnic cleansing or genocide. The accusations are not without pretext, as Labour Party leader Jeremy […]

What Do We Do In The Face Of Intolerance And Hate Crimes?

In the past week, the effects of intolerance and hate crimes against others has been blatantly visible in the news. The shooting of 11 people at a Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shocked many around the world. The violence at the Tree of Life Synagogue was conducted by suspect Robert […]

The Question Of Chinese Involvement In Other Countries

China has been accused of contributing loans and aid for more influence in the Pacific Islands. On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, argued against the criticism saying, “In providing assistance, China fully respects the will of governments and people of the countries in question…We never interfere in other countries’ […]

Human Rights Watch Reports Systematic Sexual Violence Against Women In North Korea

On November 1st, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report on sexual violence against women in North Korea. They interviewed 54 North Korean émigrés. The interviewees revealed their experiences with systematic sexual violence under one of the world’s most repressive authoritarian regimes. This report is significant because it demonstrates how […]