Author: Katherine Everest

Breaking The Norm Of Contaminated Water For First Nations In Canada

Between 1962 and 1970, the Dryden Chemical Paper Mill dumped ten tonnes of waste mercury into the Wabigoon-English River, approximately 320km upstream from the Asubpeeschoseewagong Nitam-Anishinaabeg (Grassy Narrows First Nation) community. Fifty years on, the First Nation is still feeling the effects, and awaiting appropriate government action. A study published

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Trump And Duque’s Backdoor Deals During COVID-19 Quarantine

The Colombian Congress has been on recess since March 24th due to the implementation of a national quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19. The quarantine was originally set to finish on April 13th, however has since been extended to finish on the 27th.  During this time, Colombian opposition Congressman

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Reports Regarding OAS’ Role In 2019 Elections Continue To Surface In Bolivia

On March 11th, five months after the forced resignation of former Bolivian President, Evo Morales, Washington based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) released a condemning report detailing several counts of research misconduct, and misrepresentation of data in investigations carried out by the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Department

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Reforms Of Colonial Currency In West Africa

On 24th February, Kémi Séba, an anti-colonial and pan-Africanist activist responsible for the formation of the Anti-CFA Front, is set to face trial in Dakar, Senegal, for the illegal burning of a 5,000 CFA franc note at an anti-Françafrique rally held in Dakar on 19th August 2017. Séba was initially

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Indigenous Australians Subjected To Questionable Strip Searches

Police in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, have come under fire for the alleged illegal use of strip searches on the state’s Indigenous population after the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT revealed children in rural settings were being subject to strip searches without the supervision of a guardian, and Sydney Criminal

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Facebook & The Hong Kong-Taiwan-China Triangle

Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks after posts related to Hong Kong published by news agencies and users within Taiwan were taken down by the social media platform. During the later hours of the 15th on Friday, Facebook issued an official statement announcing posts were removed due only

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The Vicious Cycle Of Conflict And Climate Change In The Himalaya

The Himalaya has played host to conflict for centuries, with modern conflicts centred largely around international borders and ethnic disputes stretching across borders from Afghanistan to Myanmar, after the region was decolonized following the Second World War. A relatively new element shifting state tactics within the ongoing conflict is the

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Evo Morales’ Controversial Bid For Fourth Term In Presidency

Already the longest-serving democratically elected president in Bolivia, Evo Morales will again run for the presidency in upcoming elections after successfully appealing to the Supreme Electoral Court in November 2017 to remove term limits on presidency within Bolivia. The appeal from the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) party came off the

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Conflict In Pakistan And Internally Displaced Persons Living With Disability

Increased scholarly attention on disability awareness in Pakistan has uncovered significant information and service gaps that exist for people who have been internally displaced and are living with disabilities from Northwest Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Studies reveal that instances of mental disorders are growing within internally displaced

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Power Dynamics In Upcoming Taiwanese Elections

For the first time in twenty years, China displayed military presence in the Taiwan Strait, flying two J-11 fighter jets across the median line of the strait on 31st March. Citing this incident, The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) expressed concerns of growing tension between the United States,

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Possible Threat Of Neo-Nazi Groups In United States

A neo-Nazi organisation based in Northwest America plan to build a separatist Aryan white ethno-state in the U.S. Self-labelled group, The New Awakening, describe themselves as a ‘Hitlerite National Socialist movement that adopts the idea of the Northwest Imperative’, and are currently targeting the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and

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Gender Inequities In The Global Coffee Supply Chain

Global coffee consumption is on the rise with trade statistics from the International Coffee Organization (ICO) indicating world coffee exports have grown from 9.13 million bags in 2016 to 10.9 million bags in 2019. In the recent decade, women’s role in the global coffee supply chain has gained traction as

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