Leanne Greenfield

Reframing War: What Does US Soldier’s Final Photograph Really Represent?

On Monday, the US army released the last photograph taken by combat photographer, Specialist Hilda Clayton, which captured an accidental explosion in Afghanistan which killed her, an Afghan photojournalist who she was training, and three Afghan national army soldiers. On July 2, 2013, Clayton, 22, was conducting a live-fire training […]

Gun Crime And Domestic Violence: An American Affair

Yet another shooting plagued America this week, with three deaths being reported at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. On Monday, two adults and one student died in a murder-suicide shooting. Cedric Anderson, 53, entered the school premises and opened fire on his estranged wife, Karen Elaine Smith, […]

Trump Axes Aid To UN Population Fund, Threatening The Lives Of Thousands

“Together, we must declare that the era of allowing brutality against women and children is over.” The words of First Lady Melania Trump earlier this week sounded somewhat jarring next to the incongruous actions of her husband. In his ongoing crusade to suppress women’s rights, this week President Trump axed […]

Is History Repeating Itself? Pondoland Residents Strive To Conserve Their Land In Fight Reminiscent Of 1960s Apartheid Struggle

With a year having passed since the murder of environmental activist Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, the number of arrests and charges made remains unjustifiably at zero. Witnessed by his 17-year-old son at their home in Pondoland, Rhadebe was shot 8 times in the head. The brutal murder of Rhadebe and his […]

“Fake News” Fuelling Political Violence: Consequences Of A Fourth Term For Nkurunziza

Controversy has been reignited in Burundi following a statement from the current president, Pierre Nkurunziza, indicating that he intends to run for a fourth term “if the people request it.” In April 2015, Nkurunziza incited an uproar by announcing that he was running for a third term, despite a constitutional […]

Trump’s Simple Syria: Why His “All Action, No Talk” Solution Will Fail

“I want to let the action take place before the talk takes place,” President Trump told David Muir when questioned on his policy regarding the Middle East in an interview with ABC. Indicative of his unnerving approach to conflict and its resolution, this statement highlights Trump’s impulsive and unpredictable style […]