Leah Boyd

Clashes Between Israeli Forces And Palestinians On Land Day Leave At Least 16 Palestinians Dead

At least 16 Palestinians have been killed in clashes between protesters and the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), along with estimates of 750 to 1,400 people injured, making this the highest casualty rate in a single day in Gaza since the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict. Thousands of Palestinians marched on 30 March […]

Global Patriarchy: Women Of The World

Patriarchy is pervasive across the entirety of the global political economy, and women all over the world feel its effects in both their public and private lives. This male dominance dictates women’s career paths, personal image, safety, security, and countless other aspects of their lives. On the whole, women occupy […]

Russian Spy Poisoning: Undermining U.K. Sovereignty

On March 4, a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, was discovered unconscious alongside his daughter on a park bench in Salisbury, Southern England. According to Prime Minister Theresa May, they were poisoned with Novichok, a Russian nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s. This […]

Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ghouta

Following the UN Security Council’s unanimous decision on February 24th to implement a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, so as to bring in much needed humanitarian aid, air strikes have continued to plague rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, killing 600 civilians and forcing many to flee. The 30-day ceasefire comes in the form […]

Corruption Scandal: Israeli Police Recommend Prime Minister Netanyahu To Be Indicted

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been part of two corruption cases that include counts of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. More than a year of investigations have led the Israeli police to find sufficient evidence against their leader to indict him, leaving the decision to the attorney general […]

The ‘Populist Challenge’ Putting Human Rights In Danger Worldwide

The rise of intolerance, xenophobia and the far-right among Western nations has given way to a disregard for human rights and has created an “open field for murderous leaders,” warns human rights group official. Human Rights Watch has released a 2018 annual report focusing on human rights practices around the […]