Daily Archives: October 29, 2019

Far-Right Party “Alternative für Deutschland” Makes Gains in Elections 1

Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), a far-right ring political group that has been steadily gaining momentum beat Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) party in elections on Saturday in the east German state of Thuringia. While taking 24 percent of the vote and doubling their previous standings, they still took second place […]

The Right To Live In Peace

Victor Jara was a Chilean teacher, songwriter, singer, poet, and dramatist. His poems and songs were the accompaniment of the social movement that led the socialist Salvador Allende to the presidency of Chile in 1970. In 1973 during the military coup headed by Augusto Pinochet, Allende was killed. A few […]

What Does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Death Mean for ISIL?

ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed on Sunday as a result of a raid by U.S. Special Operations Forces in northern Syria. The leader of the Islamic State was cornered when he triggered an explosive suicide vest that killed himself and three of his children. He was quickly identified […]

Vulnerable Refugee Women And Children Refused Evacuation From Libya

The UN-run refugee center in Libya has recently started turning down masses of people, including women and children, asylum seekers have reported. Before the UN opened their facility in Libya, the main holding centers in Libya were government-run detention centers. These facilities are in such atrocious conditions that some refugees […]

Indonesian President’s New Cabinet Invites Apprehension

After securing a second term as Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo announced  his new cabinet line-up on Wednesday 23 October. The election race was a rematch of the 2004 elections. For the second time, Widodo found himself facing his long-time political rival Prabowo Subianto, leader of the Gerindra Party, who has […]

UN Member States Fail To Pay Their Dues As The Availability Of Water Pitchers At Meetings Is Cut

It appears that the UN is facing even more financial austerity after member states failed to pay their expected contributions to the largest intergovernmental organization in the world. In a speech to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Budget Committee on the 8th of October, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned […]