Daily Archives: October 16, 2020

The Baghdad Rocket Attack & The Growing Tension Between Iraq And The United States

On September 28, two rockets hit a house in Baghdad, Iraq, resulting in the death of two women and three children, with another two children injured. This is the first time in months that these attacks have resulted in civilian casualties. The attack was near Baghdad Airport, which includes a […]

The LGBT+ Community Is Thumbing Its Nose At White Supremacists With #ProudBoys

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by” Donald Trump ordered the white supremacist all-men group, during the dispiriting presidential debate of September 30. When asked to condemn the rightwing militia, Trump, as is his custom, could only come up with this highly controversial line. This lead to a tremendous shiver […]

The Escalating Creation Of Detention Centres Cannot Be Ignored

New data from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has identified and mapped over 380 alleged detention facilities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. The satellite images indicate newly constructed detention centres as well as extensions to pre-existing facilities which happened during 2019-2020. These detention centres, officially called Vocational Education […]

#EndSARS: Transnational Solidarities Between Nigerians And The Diaspora

For years Nigeria’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has been accused of extorting, assaulting, illegally detaining and threatening civilians with impunity despite many incidents being recorded on camera. The unit has been directly responsible for the consistent harassment and deaths of many young Nigerians. Their friends, families, acquaintances and many […]

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Gender-Based Violence And Femicide Cases In Guatemala

On 9 October in Guatemala City and the Teculutan municipality, hundreds of women took to the streets to protest against the two new cases of gender-based violence and femicide that occurred two weeks apart from each other. Laura Daniela Hernandez and Litzy Cordon were the two victims of these femicide […]