Daily Archives: July 31, 2020

Protesters Demand The Reopening Of Border Crossing Between Pakistan And Afghanistan

In the town of Chaman in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, violence between protesters and police has recently led to the deaths of at least four citizens and the wounding of twenty-eight others. The violence, which began on Thursday, is said to have begun as a result of the recent […]

Protests Erupt In Belarus After Pre-Election Crackdown On Political Activists

Police in Belarus have arbitrarily arrested journalists, bloggers, and political activists as part of a massive crackdown ahead of the August 9, 2020 presidential election. They also pressed charges against two potential candidates, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday. These arrests raise concerns regarding freedom of expression, particularly of the media. […]

Australian-British Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert Moved To Inhumane Prison In Iran

Last week Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Australian-British academic imprisoned by the Iranian government, has been moved to the remote women-only Qarchak prison in the Varamin neighbourhood of Tehran, 35km South East of the Iranian capital. The move comes after Moore-Gilbert refused to cooperate with the Iranian government when they offered her […]

Could The Urgency Of The Climate Crisis Become Lost In The Complex Circumstances Of British Domestic Politics?

British Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans of a “green recovery” in early July, which intends to simultaneously tackle the socio-economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the looming reality of climate breakdown within Britain. The plan consists of green investment into various state entities to facilitate the transition from […]

U.S. Pulls Troops Out Of Germany In Unprecedented Move

The United States recently announced that it would be pulling 12,000 military personnel out of Germany. This would be a nearly 25% reduction in the number of troops stationed within the country, which has been a host to a Western military presence since the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. […]

The Venezuelan Crisis Cannot Be Forgotten, As Its Hope Lies In International Intervention

The international community stood valiantly with Venezuela after socialist President Nicolás Maduro took office in 2015 and demanded the restoration of democratic rule. In recent years, however, the South American country has been crippled with soaring hyperinflation, electricity black-outs, and food shortages. Over 4.5 million Venezuelans have sought to live […]