Tigray: A Violation of International Humanitarian Law?

Photo by Kelly Lacy from Pexels By Sarah Rennie An update: This article says that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea denied allegations of Eritrean forces’ involvement in the conflict in Tigray (a region in northern Ethiopia). However, Ahmed acknowledged in March 2021 that Eritrean forces were involved. And on 16 April 2021, EritreaContinue reading “Tigray: A Violation of International Humanitarian Law?”

Validating the Revolution

Image by Textgrounds/Pexels By Jack McGrath The past decade saw revolution and protest unfold across the globe. It does not seem that this decade will be any different. If anything, matters look to escalate: one might bring to mind the recent widespread protests in Belarus, Peru, and the U.S. Being on the constant cusp ofContinue reading “Validating the Revolution”

Celebrating Christmas Somewhere New!

Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash By Olivia Bastin Who doesn’t like Christmas? The festive period filled with yummy food, merry carols, finding your inner artist by drawing a semi realistic Rudolf, receiving cute Christmas cards, and best of all the presents! Christmas is celebrated differently all over the world. I’ve had a lot of British Christmas’s at home. However, I celebrated Christmas with a good friend of mineContinue reading “Celebrating Christmas Somewhere New!”

The Beirut explosion: a call for global investigation

Image from Rashid Khreiss/Unsplash; Graphic by Rachael Millar By Louisa Campbell On the 4th of August 2020 a deadly explosion occurred in Beirut, Lebanon. The UN have acknowledged the suffering of this event, especially given the context of Lebanon’s current economic crisis and the global conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this response, itContinue reading “The Beirut explosion: a call for global investigation”

Open Letter to Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah

Photo by Jack McGrath, graphic by Rachael Millar By Jack McGrath Preamble For seven years, I lived in the Sultanate of Brunei. I had arrived following two years in Egypt which was, at the time, suffering the upheavals of the Arab Spring.  Brunei itself could not stand more comically in contrast to Egypt. To goContinue reading “Open Letter to Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah”

The Double Threat of Covid-19 and Wildfires on California’s Migrant Workers

Image taken from Unspalsh, by Marcus Kauffman; graphic by Rachael Millar By Sarah Booher That glass of wine, those strawberries in the morning, those grapes you eat as a snack; California’s central valley has been dubbed the ‘Salad Bowl of the World’ for the mass amount of produce that it provides not only to theContinue reading “The Double Threat of Covid-19 and Wildfires on California’s Migrant Workers”

Storytelling and Beyond: Contextualization of the News

Written By Olivia Rose Phillips Few, if any, events in 2020 have garnered more media coverage than the death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd, a forty-six-year-old black man detained for allegedly passing a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, was killed when a police officer held a knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and six secondsContinue reading “Storytelling and Beyond: Contextualization of the News”

The Women of Belarus taking a stand against “Europe’s Last Dictator”

Written by Pippa Davis With the Western News cycle dominated by fears of postal vote rigging in the upcoming US presidential election, the electoral fraud transpiring across the Atlantic is being largely overlooked by the global community. Belarus, a land locked country of 9.5 million, is caught geographically and politically between Russia and the restContinue reading “The Women of Belarus taking a stand against “Europe’s Last Dictator””

The United States wildfires are our climate change reality check

Written by MacKenZie Rumage Looking at photos of the sky in San Francisco, I almost thought the photographers were using filters on their photos. There was no way that the sky looked that orange and hazy. How could there be no sun, or even a cloud? But these apocalyptic-looking photos show the reality in westernContinue reading “The United States wildfires are our climate change reality check”

Asian Identity During the Coronavirus Pandemic: How Fear Is Exposing Xenophobic Bigotry

Written by Depali Rai As a British Asian, from the very beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, I had felt silent calculations forming in the heads of strangers I passed on the streets, waited on station platforms with and rode on buses alongside. Was I Chinese? Had I recently been abroad? Did I exhibit any symptoms?Continue reading “Asian Identity During the Coronavirus Pandemic: How Fear Is Exposing Xenophobic Bigotry”