Author: Isaac Heaphy

Pro-Democracy Action Leads To Bank Freezes And Arrests In Hong Kong

According to the Los Angeles Times, some pro-democracy organisers in Hong Kong have had their bank accounts frozen because of recent pro-Beijing legislation intended to move the region past the ‘one-country two-systems’ era. Although the pro-democratic opposition has recently resigned on-mass from Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, and not held large

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Trump Orders Troop Withdrawals In Iraq And Afghanistan

In the final stretch of his presidency, Trump has ordered plans to be carried out to withdraw United States military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan, making good on previous promises to do so.  According to Al Jazeera, the United States will still have a presence of 2500 personnel in both

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Australia To Consider 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Boycott

ABC News reported on 8 October that the Australian parliament was thought to be considering the issue of a boycott of the not-so-distant 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, in light of the tensions between the two nations and China’s human rights abuses. Senator Rex Patrick, representing South Australia, has voiced sentiment

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Authoritarianism Never Produces Peace

World news has been remarkably negative over this past year. Whether it is continents burning, questionable political maneuverings occurring, the whispers of war threatening and taking lives, viruses disrupting the turning of the world, national economies becoming less stable, or racial injustices reaching boiling point, it is easy to overlook

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Crumbling Empire For Old Men: The Biden And Trump Election

November 3rd, the date many people will be anticipating this year to see whether the United States gets a change in leadership. Donald Trump, the current president, Republican, and forever-campaigner, unexpectedly came to power and has radically shaped a new era of politics. Whether these developments are a good thing

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Lest We Forget: Reflections On A Solitary ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day, 25 April, has been the date for over a century now when the people of New Zealand and Australia remember their sacrifices in various conflicts. What started as a day to remember the landing of soldiers at Gallipoli during the First World War has evolved into a multipurpose

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The End Of The Post-Second World War Order

As this decade draws to a close, it will be remembered for a variety of things.  New technology, discoveries, disasters, amongst the other countless individual experiences that people have had. To categorize this period simply, information has further accelerated to no longer be strictly bound to geography but has become

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Empire Decays When Truth Becomes Trivial

Ever since Donald Trump became President of the United States of America, there has been a realization that the country is polarized in many ways.  This is especially true regarding an aversion to the truth, albeit at a scale beyond one person.  Given the country’s geography, access to new information

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