Author: Ross Gibson

Hungary Systematically Starving Asylum-Seekers At Its Border

Hungary is systematically starving denied asylum-seekers at its border transit zones, according to the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a Budapest-based human rights group. Those within these transit zones — the small detention areas on the border with Serbia — who have seen their claim for asylum rejected, are then denied food,

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‘Extinction Rebellion’ And Climate Change: Is Civil Disobedience The Way Forward?

On April 15th, the climate protest group Extinction Rebellion launched their ‘International Rebellion’ campaign. The group, formed in 2018, aims to “minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse” through “non-violent civil disobedience”. The ongoing campaign has seen them cause significant disruption in central London, temporarily shutting down key

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U.S. Congress Votes To End Involvement In Yemeni Civil War

On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to end U.S. involvement in the ongoing Yemeni Civil War. The conflict, which began in 2015 following an attempted takeover of the nation by Houthi rebels, has led to what the UN has called “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Since

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Trump Recognizes Israeli Claim To Golan Heights In Move With Worrying Implications For Israel-Palestine Peace Process

President Donald Trump has officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in a move that could have dire consequences for the Middle East peace process. Trump claims that recognizing Israel’s claim to the land, seized from Syria in 1967, was a move of “critical strategic and security importance.” Yet,

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World Leaders Gather At UN Environment Assembly To Address Solutions For Sustainable Consumption

Two weeks ago,  the United Nations Environment Assembly, the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment comprising 4,700 delegates from 170 countries gathered for a week-long summit in Nairobi, Kenya.  At the top of the agenda was the issue of sustainable consumption. Joyce Msuya, acting head of UN Environment stressed

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