Callum Foote

About Callum Foote

Undergraduate studying a Bachelor of Arts with the University of Sydney, majoring in Philosophy, Government and International Relations.

Anti-Muslim Pressure Increases In India

200,000 hard-line Hindu protesters congregated in New Delhi demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi commit to building a grand Hindu temple on the site of a 16th century Mosque destroyed by a mob in 1992. The site in Ayodhya, where Hindus believe their deity Lord Ram was born, has become […]

Brazil’s Incumbent President Spells Disaster For Environmental Efforts

Under the direction of far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro Brazil has declined to host the 2019 United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, COP 25. This comes just 2 months after winning the bid to do so. The move marks a distinct change in policy direction for Brazil, which has […]

Iraqis Riot Over Iranian Domination

Protesters in Basra, southern Iraq, have stormed and set fire to the Iranian consulate which are a part of continuing protests which threaten much of the city and have, officials say, turned deadly. In clashes with security and police forces this week, 10 protesters have been killed. The protests have […]

Cambodian Leader Takes Final Steps Towards Authoritarianism

Cambodia’s recent general elections have seen the Cambodia People’s Party re-claim all 125 parliamentary seats, in the absence of any true opposition. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33-year long reign has taken its final steps towards authoritarianism. In November, Cambodia’s only viable opposition party, The Cambodian National Rescue Party (C.N.R.P), had […]

Ongoing Genocide Defended By Nobel Peace Laurite

Aung San Suu Kya, Myanmar leader has defended military actions taken against the Rohingya people during a lecture in Singapore on the 21st of August. Aung San Suu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 after taking a stand against the undemocratic military junta that controlled her country at […]

The Detention Archipelago: Australia’s Pacific Solution

Australia, August 2001. Federal elections are to be held in November of this year and the incumbent government, The Coalition, headed by Prime Minister John Howard are trailing in the poles to the Australian Labour Party (ALP). The centre-right Coalition’s popularity has been waning in recent years due to unpopular […]

The Venezuelan Crisis: Inflation rises to one million percent whilst government removes all Opposition

On the 23rd of July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report detailing how the already struggling Venezuelan Bolívar will surge to 1,000,000 percent inflation by the end of 2018. These are only the most recent markers of a steadily worsening economic crisis for the once developing nation. Since the […]

Palestinian Leadership Condemns Israeli Tax Withholdings Over Stipends Payed To Palestinian ‘Martyrs’ And Their Families

On Monday the 2nd of July 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted 87-15 to withhold an equivalent portion of tax collected on the behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) over welfare payments made to Palestinians “martyrs” of Israeli conflict. These payments referred to as the “martyrs’ fund” by the PA or […]