Author: Jacob Berk

Voting Rights Subject To Systematic Attack In The United States

For many politically active Americans, the beginning of 2021 offered hope that a new U.S. presidential administration, in control of both houses of congress, could put ridiculous claims of election illegitimacy behind them. Unfortunately, however, before President Biden even got into office, the transition was marred by an attempted assault

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American Hesitancy and the Pandemic of the Unvaccinated

The United States is an enormously wealthy and influential country. It remains a global hegemon after suffering some of the worst effects of a global pandemic under four years of Donald Trump’s impulsive regime. Indeed, many American companies have produced vaccines against COVID-19 that solidify American influence in allied and

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Assassination Of Jovenel Moïse An International Crisis

On June 7th, President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti was assassinated after refusing to give up his grip on power in a timely manner. This did not come out of nowhere, there has been civil unrest for months in Haiti. Clashes between protestors and security forces were increasingly common following Moïse’s

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A Massacre In Solhan And The Crisis Of The Sahel

While Burkina Faso has seen several years of unrest, the violence reached new heights last week. In an attack on Solhan, a village in the northern part of the country, an armed group described by the government as terrorists — likely affiliated with the Islamic State or Al-Qaeda — murdered

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The Far Right Has Exploded Along With COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, far-right activity has increased throughout the developed world. The ideologies these activities fall under range from anti-Islamism to neo-Nazism and anti-government to anti-science, and many are capable of and involved in tremendously violent practices. While various countries and regions

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8,000 Migrants Detained In Spanish Enclave

Over the week of May 21st, over 8,000 migrants entered the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the coast of North Africa. These migrants are now being used as pieces in a political spat between Morocco and Spain, whose latest diplomatic disagreement is a territorial dispute over the enclave in which

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Media Under Blackout In Kashmir As COVID Surges

COVID-19 is ravaging India, and the northern region of Kashmir is no exception. However, what is rather exceptional about the spread of COVID in that region is the draconian and counterproductive response offered by the federal and local governments. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are, according to Al-Jazeera, under strict

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