Daily Archives: November 29, 2018

Brazil’s Incumbent President Spells Disaster For Environmental Efforts

Under the direction of far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro Brazil has declined to host the 2019 United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, COP 25. This comes just 2 months after winning the bid to do so. The move marks a distinct change in policy direction for Brazil, which has […]

No End In Sight For Blockade Against Qatar

Over a year since the implementation of official sanctions on Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have released statements reaffirming their support for the ongoing blockage. Released on Tuesday, November 27th, the statement emphasized that the two states would not be altering their stances towards Qatar. Saudi Arabia and Egypt are […]

Hamas Celebrates Lieberman Resignation As A ‘Political Victory’

The resignation of Israel’s Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, on Wednesday, November 14th has been regarded primarily by Hamas as a ‘political victory’ for Gaza amidst Palestinian resistance efforts to continued Israeli occupation. According to Aljazeera, Lieberman’s abdication of his post in Tel Aviv was directly in response to the cease-fire […]

Ukraine Imposes Martial Law As Tensions With Russia Heighten

Amid heightened tensions between neighbouring Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine’s parliament voted on Monday night to impose martial law following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships over the weekend. Following what the U.S. referred to as “unlawful conduct,” the United Nations called an emergency session just before Ukraine’s lower house of […]

Crackdown Against Honduran Caravan Against International Law

President Trump plans to take executive action to prevent the entry of thousands of desperate men, women, and children who make up the Honduran Caravan through the U.S. border shutdown, troop deployment, and a “tent city” which would violate International Law, through the Refugee Act of 1980 which entitles people […]