Emily Forrester

About Emily Forrester

Emily is studying a Bachelor of Arts at UNSW, majoring in Development Studies and International Relations.

Jose Ramos-Horta Criticises Prosecution Of Witness K And Bernard Collaery 2

Former Timor-Leste president Jose Ramos-Horta has called upon the Australian government to drop the prosecution against former Australian Secret Intelligence Services (ASIS) Agent, Witness K, and his lawyer, Bernard Collaery. Ramos-Horta joins a chorus of human rights organizations and activists to condemn the case, including Human Rights Watch and the […]

Parenthood And Politics: The Social And Political Symbolism Of Jacinda Ardern’s Maternity

On June 21, 2018, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl, Neve. Arden has become one of two women who have given birth whilst in positions of national leadership, and her maternity is highly significant as a symbol of political progress and acceptance, as well […]

Italy Closes Ports To Migrant Rescue Ship

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, has announced the closure of ports to a migrant rescue ship. According to BBC News The Aquarius, operated by the German charity SOS Méditerranée, is carrying 629 refugees who were rescued off the Libyan coast. Among them are ‘123 unaccompanied […]

When It Comes To International Development Assistance, Is Money The Answer?

On the week of May 28, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) celebrated OECD Week. The event aimed to promote ‘collaboration’ and ‘co-creation’ amongst states. However, the persistence of global inequality prompts questions concerning the success of official development assistance (ODA), as defined by the OECD as ‘flows […]

Burundian Opposition Rejects Referendum Results

On Saturday May 19, a Burundian opposition coalition, the Amizero y’Abarundi bloc, announced to The Associated Press that it would not accept the results of the nation’s recent referendum. Agathon Rwasa, the head of the bloc, labelled the vote a “parody” and “undemocratic.” It has been reported by Al Jazeera […]

Indonesian Churches Targeted In Suicide Bombings

On May 13th, 2018, the Indonesian city of Surabaya suffered a string of suicide bombings which targeted three churches. ABC News reports that at least 11 people were killed, while CNN News has stated that a further 41 have been hospitalized with injuries. Both figures are expected to grow. According […]

Cuba Announces “Operation Meteor”

As reported by state-sponsored media network Telesur, Cuba has announced the establishment of “Operation Meteor.” The operation, to be introduced on May 19 and 20, aims to “aid the island in preparing for … possible natural disasters.” Telesur reports that the program will seek to provide “civilian first aid-training” and […]

Alabama Welcomes The National Memorial For Peace And Justice

On 26 April 2018, America opened the doors to a new museum. It won’t display dinosaur bones, nor ancient treasures, but rather it will memorialise the victims of white supremacy. In America, white supremacy remains pervasive in contemporary society and this museum has the opportunity to open up new discussions […]

Kathua Rape: Remembering Asifa

According to SBS News, on April 9, 2018, a group of lawyers barricaded an Indian courthouse to prevent police officers from filing specific charges. These charges weren’t convicting innocent civilians, but rather eight individuals responsible for the rape and murder of an eight year-old girl in January, 2018. Asifa Bano […]

Considering South African Expropriation

On February 28th, the South African parliament voted in favour of a motion that would amend the Constitution to allow the expropriation of white-owned land. Whilst expropriation, being the requisitioning of property by a state for public use or benefit, is inherently entwined with controversy, this particular instance differs, as […]