Author: Katherine Wong

We Need To Get Rid Of Harmony Day

On 21st March 1960, protestors in Sharpeville, South Africa were demonstrating against the country’s discriminatory apartheid laws when police opened fire, killing 69 innocent people and wounding 180 more. Information and photos of what we now refer to as “The Sharpeville Massacre” circulated around the world, demonstrating the brutality of

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Rising Police Violence In Brazil

Latin America is in the midst of a homicide crisis. According to the Igarape Institute, more murders occur in the region’s five most violent countries than every major warzone combined, and Brazil is no exception. This can be attributed to the country’s history of drug trafficking, gang violence, and guns

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The Pointlessness Of Terrorist Assassinations

On 6 February 2020, the White House confirmed the death of Qassim al-Rimi, one of the earliest founders of al-Qaeda and leader of the group’s affiliate in Yemen. It was no surprise that the Trump administration ordered the airstrike. The was simply the next assassination in a line of Middle

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Trump and Netanyahu Ignore Palestinian Aspirations

On 28 January, American leader, President Donald Trump, released his highly anticipated Middle East peace plan. The plan proposes a new boundary for the Palestinian state, allows Israel to control a unified Jerusalem, and allows Netanyahu’s administration to both retain its settlements in the West Bank and continue its annexation

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Biological Warfare In The 21st Century

In the past few weeks, a coronavirus first reported in Wuhan, China has placed large swathes of Asia under quarantine. At the time of writing, the virus has killed at least 54 people and infected over 1,000. Little is known about the transmission and origins of the virus, but its

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War Is Just Another Form Of Class Conflict

A few weeks ago, the #WWIII was trending on Twitter, filling feeds across the world with nihilist memes about the possibility of conscription thanks to the assassination of Iranian major general, Qasem Soleimani. Although these memes were all varying degrees of hilarious and worrying, they reflect one of the biggest

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One Of The Longest Strikes In French History Reaches An Impasse

Across France, over 452,000 workers have continued to peacefully strike against the Macron administration’s attempted pension overhaul which threatens to convert France’s 42 distinct pension regimes into a universal points-based system. These proposed changes would see the implementation of incentives for workers who retire two years after the legal age

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