Daily Archives: June 2, 2019

Argentina Activists Introduce Bill To Legalize Abortion

In the past week, legislation that seeks to allow “women or other identities with the ability to gestate” to have access to safe and legal abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy was introduced to the National Congress of Argentina. This new legislation seeks to decriminalize pregnancy termination and […]

Jerusalem: Increased Tensions on Last Friday of Ramadan and ‘Jerusalem Day’

The final Friday of Ramadan has seen evidence of the unrelenting conflict between Israeli and Palestinian cultures in the city of Jerusalem. Regional news outlets reported around 260,000 Muslim worshippers came together to pray ‘peacefully’ at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on 31 May. The event was supposedly facilitated by Israeli security […]

The U.S. and Mexico: A Potential Trade Dispute

On 30 May, President Trump announced that the United States would begin issuing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective 10 June. This threat of tariffs is an ultimatum to the Mexican government to stop the inflow of immigration into the U.S., which mostly comes from Central America. According […]

Life Expectancy Stalls In Canada Amid Opioid Crisis

Opioid-related overdoses and deaths have been a significant public health crisis in Canada for some time, with the province of British Columbia (B.C.) having declared a public health emergency in 2016. In B.C. life expectancy fell in 2017, for the second year in a row. Nationally, it is now apparent […]

U.S. Department Of Energy Announces Increase In Exports Of “Freedom Gas”

On Tuesday, 28 May, 2019, the United States Department of Energy released a press statement regarding the increase in exports of natural gas from a facility located on Quintana Island, Texas. In the statement, natural gas was referred to as ‘freedom gas’ and ‘molecules of freedom,’ alongside claims that this […]

Series Of Blasts Kills Four In Kathmandu

A series of three explosions occurred in Kathmandu on May 26, killing four people and injuring seven others. The blasts in Nepal’s capital mark an end to over a decade of peace since the conclusion of Nepal’s civil war in 2006. There is concern that Sunday’s explosions could signify the […]

U.S. Embassy In Honduras Set Ablaze During National Protests

Protestors in Honduras have reportedly set portions of the U.S. Embassy property on fire during recent national demonstrations. The fire was seen only outside of Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, as a result of continuing, and perhaps escalating, demonstrations led primarily by teachers and doctors, according to reports from the Stamford Advocate. […]

Need For Independent Investigation Regarding The Deaths Of Three Protesters In North Waziristan, Pakistan

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) are calling on the Pakistani government to order an independent investigation into the reported killing of three activists in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. While some accounts say eight people were killed, it is known that […]

At Least 29 Inmates Killed In Clashes At Venezuela Jail

At least 29 prisoners were killed and 19 police injured in violent clashes at a prison in Acarigua, Venezuela on May 25, 2019. According to Al Jazeera, the incident occurred when police special forces (known as FAES) tried to intervene in a mass prison break. The FAES became involved when […]

UN Report: Nuclear Weapons “Divert Attention” From Dire Human Rights Situation In North Korea

On Tuesday, 28 May, the United Nations (UN) released their latest report on the troubled state of North Korea. The report focused on the governmental corruption that the general populous faces, under which those performing informal labor are threatened with jail time in order to extort money. This corruption appears […]