Author: Angie Singh

A Scary Time for A Once Seemingly Protected Hong Kong

The effect of Hong Kong’s new national security laws has been felt significantly this week as it saw the first person to be trialed under the new laws, Tong Ying-kit, and the shutting down of its largest pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily. The trial of Tong follows him allegedly driving his motorcycle

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Is It Worth It To Find The Origin Of The COVID-19 Pandemic?

American President Joe Biden has ordered the U.S. intelligence community to amplify their investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and report back in 90 days. This investigation will focus on proving whether or not COVID-19 originated from a lab in Wuhan, China instead of naturally. President Biden previously

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Ending Police Brutality

Police brutality, particularly against African Americans in America, has reached its precipice, as illustrated by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner, amongst too many others. Almost a thousand people are killed due to police violence every year in America. African Americans are three and

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Fury Erupts Over New Indian Agricultural Laws

On January 26th, India celebrated Republic Day, commemorating the 72nd year since the Indian Constitution came into effect. The same day, farmers who have been protesting new agricultural laws for months planned a peaceful tractor march while the focus was on New Delhi. However, the march’s leaders lost control. Big

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Addressing The Mafia Problem In Italy

One of the largest ever anti-mafia trials started earlier this month in Italy, featuring 325 alleged mobsters and their associates facing charges including murder, money laundering, drug trafficking, theft, and extortion. The trial is targeting the ‘Ndrangheta clan, based in Calabria, considered the most powerful mafia organisation in Italy. The

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Holding President Trump Accountable

Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, and Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate leader, have asked Vice President Mike Pence and President Trump’s cabinet to remove the president using the 25th Amendment for his role in inciting insurrection. If Vice-President Pence does not do so, the Democrats are planning on introducing articles

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Political Immunity Is No Excuse

In October, leaders of Golden Dawn, a neo-fascist group from Greece, were convicted of operating a criminal organisation. However, one leader, Ioannis Lagos, remains free as he is an elected member of the European Parliament living in Brussels and immune from extradition orders. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison

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How To Better Abolish Modern Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was marked earlier this month on December 3rd as adopted by United Nations General Assembly. The day emphasizes the need to redouble our global effort to eradicate modern day slavery including human trafficking, sexual exploitation, child labour, forced marriage, and the use

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Let’s Face Up To The Right-Wing Extremism In Australia

Earlier this week a parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security launched an inquiry to unravel extremism in Australia. Andrew Hastie, Liberal Member of Parliament and the committee chair, stated the inquiry would assess the nature, magnitude, and threat posed by extremism including the motivation, purpose, and capability extremist groups

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How American Democracy Can Be More Democratic

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (Compact hereafter) should replace the electoral college in America to ensure every vote counts. The debate on the electoral college was pertinent in the 2020 election because even when the number of votes for leader of the Democrat party Joe Biden overtook the number

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How To Inoculate Against An Infodemic

Fake news peddles false or misleading information with the aim of deceiving the public. Fake news is created by outlets which pretend to be legitimate media sites. The problem of fake news has increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic because interactions with articles from news sites has considerably increased. A study

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Foreign Interference In American Election Threatens Social Unrest

During a recent press conference, American national intelligence director, John Ratcliffe, and FBI Director, Christopher Ware, stated that Russia and Iran have acquired information on some voters’ registrations and are attempting to undermine confidence in the upcoming election to increase social unrest. Iran has sent incorrect information to voters, such

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Girls’ Right To Education Should Not Be Negotiable

The United States and the Taliban signed a peace deal on the 29th of February 2020, bringing an end to America’s 19-year long invasion of Afghanistan. The terms of the deal set out America’s troop withdrawal plans and the condition that the Taliban enter talks with the Afghan government. As

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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

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