Author: Emma Lindblom

The U.S. Faces Surge Of Anti-Asian Violence

Incensed by racist and xenophobic rhetoric championed by Former President Donald Trump, there have been countless cases of hate crimes against Asian Americans over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic this past year. Stop AAPI Hate, an advocacy group dedicated to documenting anti-Asian discrimination throughout the pandemic, has reported more

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UN Peacekeeping Force Begins Withdrawal From Darfur

The new year marks the beginning of the United Nations’ withdrawal of its peacekeeping forces from Darfur, Sudan. On December 22, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to end the joint African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (known as UNAMID), after more than 13 years of operation. This means that

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Cries Of Corruption As Anti-Government Protests Continue In Guatemala

Protests in Guatemala have continued, with protestors calling for the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei and transparent governance. On Saturday 28th November, more than 2,000 people congregated in the central plaza of Guatemala City demanding the discontinuation of Congress. Angela Guzman, a 50-year-old Guatemalan City resident, spoke to Aljazeera saying

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Protestors In Bangkok Call For Dissolution Of Thai Parliament

Tensions caused by the current Thai government’s policies have come to a head this week, as approximately 2,500 non-violent protestors converged at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok on Saturday. The protestors were calling for the dissolution of parliament, the end of incarceration of government critics, and a rewriting of the

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Civil Liberties And COVID-19

In efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and balance the fallout of the crisis, governments are forced to find new ways to keep populations safe and reduce further transmission of the virus. This includes offsetting the economic consequences of reducing world business and avoiding as much strain

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A Snapshot Of LGBTQ+ Rights Now And In The Future

As LGBTQ+ History Month comes to a close in the UK and other countries, it is worthwhile to take a snapshot of LGBTQ+ rights in the world today. Great strides have been made in the past decade, with many nations recognising same-sex marriage and putting into place protections against discrimination

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The Role Of Climate Change In Devastating Venice Floods

Amidst the eerie scenes coming out of Venice this week after the lagoon city saw its worst flooding since 1966, there is a much more sobering reality at play. The city’s mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, points to climate change as one of the many factors that have led to this destruction.

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#NODAPL – A Problem That Will Not Go Away Easily

The Dakota Access Pipeline has been in commercial operation since June 2017, despite the months of protests by Sioux Native Americans and others at Standing Rock. The pipeline in North Dakota passes under Lake Oahe along the Missouri River, the main water source for the Standing Rock tribe. The pipeline

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Human Rights Groups Criticize Greece For Controversial Asylum Law

The Greek government has passed a new asylum law to deal with its overflowing migrant camps, and many human rights groups are criticizing the move. According to the government’s civil protection minister Michalis Chrysochoidis, the new law proposes to speed up and ‘streamline’ the unwieldy process of seeking asylum in

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