Author: Peace Olanipekun

Indigenous Protests Lead To Violent Arrests In Vancouver

An internal review is being promised by the Vancouver Police Department following the release of a video that captured the violent arrests of four Indigenous people by the police at the downtown headquarters of the Bank of Montreal on February 19th. This review will, however, not be truly independent as

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Rise Of Islamophobia Across The World

In recent years, Islamophobia has been spreading across the world, stretching from eastern countries like China to western countries such as Europe and the United States. In China, the government has been detaining more than a million Muslims since 2017. They are held in what the government calls “re-education” camps.

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More Than 330 Nigerian Schoolboys Kidnapped

On November 11, 2020, more than 330 Nigerian boys went missing from the Government Science Secondary School following an attack by gunmen. According to reports, the attackers arrived on motorcycles and proceeded to begin a fierce battle with the security forces on the ground as hundreds of the children ran

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Major Corporations Lobby To Weaken Forced Labour Bill

On November 29th, U.S. congressional staff leaked that big companies were intensely lobbying Congress to weaken the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act and pass their own agendas. The Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act is an American bill that would prevent U.S. companies from selling goods that were produced in Xinjiang

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U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials Following Democratic Crackdown

On November 7th, the United States placed sanctions and travel bans on 14 Chinese officials over their part in diminishing and cracking down on the country’s pro-democracy movement. Last month, four opposition members were removed from the legislature after China’s parliament gave Hong Kong’s government the power to curb dissension.

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Political Unrest in Uganda Leads To Protest And Leaves Many Dead

Protests ignited in Uganda early last week following the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi, a presidential candidate, more commonly known as Bobi Wine. Groups of young individuals came together setting up barricades with burnt tyres and piles of trash and random materials all over the capital city of Kampala and numerous

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“Never Again” Is Happening Again

Following the end of World War II, there was a distinct phrase that rang across the world and that was “never again”. The brutalities and horror experienced by Jewish people at the hands of the Nazis was so profound that the entire globe agreed to ensure no other group of

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Mass Killings In Ethiopia

Amnesty International has confirmed reports that numerous and likely hundreds of people were stabbed and/or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra on November 9. Amnesty elaborated that they had examined and “digitally verified gruesome photographs and videos of bodies strewn across the town or being carried away on stretchers” as they

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Protests Erupt Over Poland Abortion Ban

Protests erupted in Poland early last month following a ruling which further bans abortion within the country. Already some of the strictest in Europe, Poland’s abortion laws allowed only three justifications for legal abortions: a woman is allowed to legally abort in the case of fetal abnormalities, a threat to

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#EndSARS Trends As Nigerians Protest Police Brutality

This week, protests broke out in Nigeria led by Nigerian activists and celebrities calling for an end to police brutality within the country. These demonstrations were directed towards a specific Nigerian police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The nationwide protests were a culmination of weeks of anger

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The Poisoning Of Alexei Navalny

On August 20th, the world was left reeling as news came that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in a coma and on a ventilator after a suspected poisoning. Navalny is a notable critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has utilized his social media activism and transformed it into

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