April 2018


Trump’s “All or Nothing” Diplomacy Relies On A Morbid Hope

Is Iran’s Virus Fight being Hampered by Sanctions? Iran is asking for the international community to hold the U.S. accountable for what it calls, “cruel and unilateral” sanctions that prevent them from managing the coronavirus outbreak and violate the 2015 nuclear deal. In recent weeks, those sentiments have been echoed […]


Symptoms Of A Sick Society: How The Covid-19 Crisis Is Re-Igniting The Global Fight Against Gender Inequality

‘‘The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality,’’ U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres declared in his speech in February at The New School University in New York. The Secretary-General called on both men and women everywhere to join the fight against gender inequality, which he described as an ‘‘abuse […]


Amnesty Law Frees Protesters And Police In Nicaragua 1

Over 100 protesters jailed in connection with last year’s protests have been released this week in Nicaragua. They have been granted amnesty following a new law backed by President Ortega and passed by Ortega’s Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) MPs in Congress on 8 June. More than 700 people were […]


New Sound Evidence Of Crimes Against Humanity In Myanmar

On the 20th of June, Amnesty International (AI) released the report titled, “We Will Destroy Everything”: Military Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar. This 189 page report revealed new firsthand evidence of what was labelled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar of 2017, and took an entire nine months […]


Amber Rudd Out And Sajid Javid In During Windrush Scandal

Amber Rudd resigned as United Kingdom (U.K.) Home Secretary on April 29, 2018. U.K. Prime Minister Teresa May, of the Conservative Party, subsequently appointed Sajid Javid to the position. Rudd struggled with explaining her role in the mistreatment of Windrush generation migrants. Rudd had claimed that her department did not […]


Saudi Arabia’s aid donation to ‘make up’ for the conflict in Yemen

In early April, reports from Geneva raised scepticism about Saudi Arabia’s approach in Yemen. Antonio Guterres the United Nations Secretary-General applauded and welcomed the ‘record-breaking pledge’ of $930 million dollars, which was presented in New York on the 27th of March. The donation will be put into aid funding that […]


April 2018: Youth Activists Fighting For A Safe Education; Gun Violence In American Schools

Gun violence has impacted the education and lives of countless American students over the last few decades. This year alone, students have endured a shooting every month, with increasing numbers of schoolchildren murdered. However, these students are standing together in a new war on gun laws; they are calling for […]


The Next Generation Creates A Way Forward

We’ve always been told throughout our youthful and adolescent years that the grownups will always be there to deal with all of our concerns, needs, and find ways to protect us. Whenever you need help, get a grown up. Occasionally, that’s not what actually happens, and it may surprise us […]


Trump prepared to abandon summit with Kim Jong-un if it isn’t fruitful

During a joint news conference on Wednesday with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US President Donald Trump pledged to meet North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un, “in the coming weeks.” Mr. Trump said that he hoped “to have a very successful meeting” and before warning that if he thought that meeting […]


The Rise Of Plastic Waste Is Killing Marine Life, Our Oceans, And Our Planet’s Future

After performing an autopsy on a young sperm whale that washed onto Spanish shores in February, scientists have confirmed that the whale likely died after consuming too much plastic waste and other rubbish that prohibited digestion and caused inflammation, urgently highlighting the devastating effect human trash is having on the […]