Leanne Greenfield

Off Target? A Closer Look At May’s Immigration Policy

Writing to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) threatened legal action against the government this week. The threats were issued as a result of governmental intentions to extend the “right to rent” checks to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, without engaging in […]

Democracy In The Era Of Trump: The Demise Of The Free Press

Public News Service journalist, Daniel Heyman, was arrested this week when he attempted to question Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) at the West Virginia State Capitol. On Tuesday, Price and senior White House aide, Kellyanne Conway, paid a […]

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 […]

Lynching Of Student Fuels Debate Over Blasphemy Law In Pakistan

Following a fortnight of social uproar in Pakistan in response to the lynching of a university student, Mashal Khan, police have arrested his suspected shooter. Identifying as Imran, the suspect confessed to the shooting of his classmate, Mashal, on Thursday. Both were students of journalism at the Abdul Wali Khan […]

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 […]

Barely Afloat? New Zealand’s Climate Change Battle

“We are the change that we seek,” we were memorably told by Barack Obama in 2008. Taking heed from this notion was a group of peaceful protesters who took part this week in “The People’s Climate Rally” in Taranaki, a region on the west coast of New Zealand’s north island. […]

Jamaica’s “Tambourine Army” Making A Welcome Racket

An army is thriving in Jamaica, but not one whose fight is violent. Rather, the battle faced by the soldiers of the Tambourine Army is one of attaining justice and empowerment for victims of sexual abuse. Last weekend, hundreds of Jamaicans took to the streets to unite in a Survivor […]

“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 […]