Danielle Bodette

About Danielle Bodette

Danielle Bodette is an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota pursuing a degree in Global Studies.

Bomb-Laden Vehicle Kills Dozens In Mogadishu 

This week another devastating attack hit Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. During the rush hour typical of the beginning of the week, a bomb-laden vehicle exploded at the control junction checkpoint, killing nearly 90 civilians and injuring many others. While no one has claimed responsibility for this act of terror, its resemblance […]

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sworn In As Sri Lanka’s New President

On 17 November 2019, Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected president of Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa assumes office following after his brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has served in many positions in the Sri Lankan government, one of which was president for ten years. Rajapaksa and his brother are perhaps most well known in […]

U.S. Leaves Nearly 600 Troops In Syria After A Sudden Withdrawal

Just a month after the sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces from eastern Syria by the order of President Trump, he has since changed his mind and sent back nearly 600 troops in armed vehicles. This time, however, instead of protecting America’s allies, the Syrian Defense Force, the troops will be […]

‘Guardian’ Of The Amazon Killed In Brazil By Illegal Loggers

Earlier this month, Paulo Paulino Guajajara was shot and killed by a band of illegal loggers that have been threatening the forests of the Amazon and the Indigenous tribes of Brazil for decades. Additionally, his fellow tribesman, Laércio Guajajara, was also shot but his wound was not fatal. Paulo’s death […]

Iraq Declares Curfew Amid Ongoing Mass Anti-Government Protests

In the last week, Iraqi security forces have established a curfew from midnight to 6am until further notice in response to the surge of anti-government protests. These protests and the violent response to them have broken the two-year streak of Iraq’s relative stability. Prior to these two years, Iraq had […]

Vulnerable Refugee Women And Children Refused Evacuation From Libya

The UN-run refugee center in Libya has recently started turning down masses of people, including women and children, asylum seekers have reported. Before the UN opened their facility in Libya, the main holding centers in Libya were government-run detention centers. These facilities are in such atrocious conditions that some refugees […]

Texas Officer Resigns After Fatally Shooting Black Woman

Early on Saturday morning a neighbor of Atatiana Jefferson called a non-emergency police line for a wellness check as the lights were on and the door was opened at an unusual hour. What followed is something that neither this neighbor, nor anyone else, could have anticipated. Former officer Aaron Dean […]

Extinction Rebellion Demands Change In London

This Monday, Extinction Rebellion (XR) has commenced their two-week stream of protests in London blockading entrances to Capitol buildings and disrupting traffic to ensure that they do not go unnoticed. XR is a relatively recent climate activist group, only founded in 2018, but has caught the attention of many that […]

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Protester At Gaza Strip

Last Friday, during the weekly Great March of Return, Israeli forces opened fire killing 20 year old Palestinian, Saher Othman, and wounding dozens of others. This particular Friday was just like the any other since the peaceful demonstrations began in March of 2018. About 6,000 Palestinians stormed the border fence […]

Five EU Countries Agree New Deal For Migrants Rescued At Sea

Five EU states have agreed upon a temporary deal to redistribute migrants rescued at sea evenly among their countries. France, Italy, Germany, Malta and Finland will meet with the rest of the EU members on October 8th in urgency to establish this deal across Europe in efforts to alleviate the […]