Daily Archives: November 14, 2019

Is Greta Thunberg Too Privileged To Lead The Charge For Climate Activism?

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and founder of the Friday school climate strikes, has become the face of the fight against climate change for youth. She uses her perspective as a teenager to bring the voice of young people into the larger political climate conversation. This angle helps […]

Mass Anti-Government Protests In Iraq Continue To Flare Up

On last Sunday night, a surge of resentment among anti-government protesters led to an attack on the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala as they perceived Iran to have interfered in Iraq’s domestic affairs. Demonstrators set up barriers surrounding the consulate wall and spray-painted “Karbala is free, Iran […]

Turkey Backing Jihadist Militias

The offensive perpetrated by the Turkish Military Forces against the Kurdish Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) launched on 9 October 2019 has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the region and given extensive support to Islamic militias. Since this invasion, various news organizations have reported that the Turkish effort to create a […]

Protester Death Toll Rising In Iraq

Since October 1st the death toll of protesters in Iraq has risen to an estimated 300 people over the past few weeks, and continues to rise. In addition to 300 casualties, over 15,000 people have been injured as a result of the relentless and violent attacks from the Iraqi security […]

Xinhua Attack: Hong Kong’s Fight For Freedom

On November 2nd, 2019, the Xinhua News Agency was stormed by protestors in the Wan Chai neighborhood of Hong Kong. According to TIME magazine, “they [the protestors] smashed its [Xinhua] glass door entrance and windows, splashed red ink, sprayed graffiti and set a small fire in the office lobby. Saturday […]