Author: Josh Collins

Protestors Demand Impeachment Of President Jair Bolsonaro

Thousands of protesters gather throughout Brazil’s major cities against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s catastrophic misdirected response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  From the onset of the global pandemic, President Bolsonaro has repeatedly dismissed the severity of  COVID-19. As early as March 2020, President Bolsonaro labelled the virus as “a little flu”

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The Human Cost Of The Yemeni Civil War

The Yemen Civil War started following the Arab Spring and the failed transition of power from President Ali Abdullah Saleh to his deputy Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. On September 21, 2014, the Houthi rebels organized a revolution to overthrow Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and his government and took over Sanaʽa, Yemen’s capital.

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U.S. Senators Urge President Biden To End Saudi Blockade Of Yemen

A group of U.S. Senators have called on President Joe Biden to take “immediate and decisive action” in ending the Saudi Arabian blockade of essential items such as food, medicine, and fuel meant to aid Yemen. The conflict has been unrelenting since 2014, leading the World Food Programme to label

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Brazilian Police Operation Kills 28 People

The UN Human Rights Office has condemned the police for killing 28 people in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.  The police operation started in the early morning, Thursday, May 6, in the Jacarezinho neighbourhood. Police officials claim the operation was aimed at a suspected drug trafficking case.  The

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Chadian Forces Fire Live Ammunition Into Crowd of Protestors

Unrest in Chad reaches new heights as live ammunition was fired into a crowd of demonstrators on Tuesday, April 26th, killing six people. Chad has faced continuous unrest following the death of President Idriss Déby. Protestors have objected to the new de facto President Mahamat Déby Into, the son of

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Potential Consequences Of American Forces Leaving Afghanistan

The American withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan has left essential questions of peace in Afghanistan in the air. Without human rights as the primary priority when exiting, there is a risk of violence against the most vulnerable members of society and a potential collapse of the government.  The violence has

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ASEAN Leaders Call To End Killings In Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) calls for Myanmar’s top general and coup d’état leader, Min Aung Hlaing, to end the killings of Myanmar protesters in Special Summit. Since the military coup d’état on February 1, 2021, of the democratically elected party ‘National League for Democracy,’ protesters have been

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