Author: Makaela Jones

Biden Takes Firm Stand Against Gun Violence Epidemic in U.S

In President Joe Biden’s most recent address, he noted that every day, three hundred and sixteen American citizens are shot, and of those, one hundred and six die. Biden pleaded with the American people and called for change while enacting an executive order, which bypassed Congress to bolster background checks,

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Thousands Displaced After Violent Attacks In Palma

The Mozambican Government has confirmed the deaths of dozens of civilians following the devastating Islamic terrorist attacks in Palma. Buildings destroyed, food supplies looted, and vehicles burned to ashes. Survivors of the massacre fled their homes, leaving behind a trail of despair. The organisation responsible for the attack is known

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Mass Murders in Myanmar, Citizens Fear for their Lives.

On February 1st, Myanmar’s military, Tatmadaw, seized control over the state.  The military orchestrated a coup d’etat, declaring a one year state of emergency. The people of Myanmar swiftly took to the streets, protesting for their freedom. The protests quickly turned hostile, the Tatmadaw using the opportunity to demonstrate their

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Namibia’s First Lady Stands Up to Misogynist Trolls

This year International Women’s day has received unprecedented attention, with large retailers, celebrities, and public figures showing unity in the pursuit of equality. The United Nations began International Women’s day celebrations in 1975. The day promotes and recognizes the achievements and contributions women are making within their communities and society.

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Pandemic Protests Continue In Paraguay

South America has come under scrutiny over the past few weeks surrounding the continent’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 5th, Paraguayan rioters swarmed the capital city, congregating outside the Congress building in Asuncion. Protesters tore down defence barriers, launched stones at police and set the local police station

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A Fight For Change – The Strength And Determination Of Myanmar

On the 1st of February, the Myanmar military declared a state-of-emergency takeover. The military seized power and control from the elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The military decreed the recent election fraudulent and illegal. The state-of-emergency granted the Commander-in-Chief, Aung Hlaing, judicial, legislative and executive power over the state

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Belarusian Journalists Granted A Two-Year Jail-Term For Live-Streaming Protests In The City’s Capital

On Thursday the 18th of February, Belarusian journalists were charged with “organizing actions rudely violating public order,” resulting in a two-year jail term. The journalists, Katsiaryna Bakhvalava and Daria Chultsova were arrested in November while live-streaming the Belarusian protests in the cities capital. Over the past six months, more than

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The Socioeconomics Of A Pandemic

As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic tethers around nearly 2.5 million, countries worldwide suffer severe poverty, mortality, and incertitude. The unprecedented acceleration of the virus overwhelmed healthcare, economic, and social systems on an international scale like never before. Three frontier pharmaceutical companies–Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca–demonstrated successful RNA vaccination

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Civil Unrest As Poland Implements Near-Total Abortion Law; An Attack On Reproductive Rights

On Wednesday, January 27th, the Polish government passed controversial legislation further tightening their already restrictive abortion laws. Relative to other European nations, Poland’s abortion laws were already prohibitive, tolerated only in cases of rape, incest, foetal abnormalities, and maternal health complications. The government’s ruling follows an earlier revision made by

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