Day: December 19, 2019

Queensland Passes New Laws In Face Of Environmental Protests

In response to increasing protests by environmentalists, lawmakers in Queensland, Australia recently passed new legislation that instated potential prison sentences for protestors that use “dangerous devices.” According to Al Jazeera, items “such as the lock-on devices that activists use to attach themselves to each other or immovable objects” are the

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Malta’s Parliament Under Seige

Over the course of the past two weeks, Malta’s Parliament has experienced mass protests from over 4,000 citizens demanding the Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, step down from office immediately. Whilst these protests have led to Muscat’s 1 December announcement that he will resign, this promise will only take effect on

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Iraqi Deaths Amidst Crackdown On The Tishreen Revolution

Since the eruption of anti-government protests in October, up to 400 people have been killed and upwards of 15000 have been injured according to the UN. There were a multitude of reasons for the initial protests – economic hardship, unemployment, corruption, a lack of basic infrastructure, perceived Iranian influence on

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Why Is The U.S. Occupying Syria’s Oil Fields?

On Saturday, a large U.S. convoy entered Syria to deploy additional military reinforcements to the oil fields in Northeastern Syria, Turkish, and Syrian media reported. The convoy crossed over from the Iraqi border and was transporting pick-up trucks, minibusses, and oil rigs. The move comes as a follow up to

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