Author: Faidra

Guilty Verdict For Greek Neo-Nazi Party

On the 7th of October, the Athens Appeals Court announced its verdict for 68 defendants, along with ruling Golden Dawn, a nazi alligned party, a criminal organisation. The declaration was met with a cheering crowd of over ten thousand people, politicians, activists, antifascists and civilians. Verdicts included running a criminal

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Abortion Rights Upheld By U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has made headlines after preventing a controversial law from being passed in the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana law threatened to limit women’s access to safe abortion procedures by mandating doctors to obtain admission privileges to operate in local hospitals. These are privileges that doctors have

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Collective Responsibility And Western Complacency Towards Trump

The issue addressed in this report concerns the Trump presidency and the multitude of international and domestic issues it has created, in conjunction with the apathy and complacency exhibited by the international community in regards to it. Since 2016, the Trump administration has been involved in various scandals and caused

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Female Genital Mutilation To Be Banned In Sudan

The law prohibiting FGM passed from the Sudanese council of ministers and is expected to also pass in the sovereign council. This will enact it as law, with a punishment of up to three years imprisonment for those caught performing the procedure. The practice is rampant in the country, with

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Saudi Arabia Bans Executions For Minors

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of its modernization program, has banned the death penalty for crimes committed by minors. The decision made by King Salman followed the announcement that flogging will also be banned. Capital punishment is a long-standing practice in the kingdom, with it being part of

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Yazidi Genocide Trial Begins In Germany

The landmark trial of an Iraqi man, identified as Taha al-J, has begun today in Frankfurt. The accused is facing several charges related to the torture of a mother and child belonging to the Yazidi community, which resulted in the child’s death. He is believed, along with his wife, a

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Hungary Becomes A Dictatorship Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, with every country preoccupied with protecting its citizens and maintaining order, Hungary has silently become a dictatorship. This calculated move by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán came at a time where little can be done to stop him. At the end of March, the National

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A Chronicle Of The Hong Kong Protests

Background To The Crisis After more than 20 years of Hong Kong being ruled by China, concerns are rising about the latter not keeping their promise for independence and self-rule towards the former. Hong Kong, previously ruled by Britain, has been a part of China under the One Country, Two

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Trees To Combat Climate Change

Amid the endless stream of bad news, old and new, that has been surfacing in recent weeks, the U.K. government has made an ambitious and very welcome proposal to plant several million trees every year. The pledge has been moving forward, since it was included in the budget that was

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Violence In Greek-Turkish Border Enters Second Week

Origins Of The Crisis In late February, following Turkey’s announcement opening its borders towards continental Europe, thousands of migrants and refugees made their way to the Greek border. This resulted in violence on both sides, with Greece and European Union claiming a coordinated attack and Turkey an overwhelmed system. Both

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