Caught in the Crosshairs

On August 31st, while exiting the office of a Rabati based Gynecologist, Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni and her Sudanese fiancé were arrested on the grounds that she had just received an illegal abortion. The pair were subsequently detained at a police station in Morocco’s capital city of Rabat before being brought before a prosecutor onContinue reading “Caught in the Crosshairs”

Are there Jews being Marginalised in Israel Today?

‘Demonstration of Ethiopian residents in Tel-Aviv’ via Wikimedia. The main component of Zionism as an ideology is for all Jews to live safely and equally in their ancestral homeland. So, is the current status of Ethiopian Jews in Israel going against Zionism’s main ideological framework, or has the citizen’s rights situation improved? Ethiopian Jews, alsoContinue reading “Are there Jews being Marginalised in Israel Today?”

Opinion: We need to end the cult of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg at the 2019 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 25, 2019 Copyright by World Economic Forum / Manuel Lopez via flickr Last Monday, the 16-year-old Swedish student-turned-climate-activist Greta Thunberg delivered a passionate and pointed speech to the attendees of U.N.’s Climate Action Summit in New York City. She called forContinue reading “Opinion: We need to end the cult of Greta Thunberg”

The Forgotten Lesson of ‘No Place to Hide’

Photo by Daniel von Appen on Unsplash In the 2014 book No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald, the esteemed free-lance journalist recounts his interviews in Hong Kong with the National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Based on the data Snowden shared with Greenwald and his colleagues, they exposed the architecture of the post-9/11Continue reading “The Forgotten Lesson of ‘No Place to Hide’”

The Forgotten Lesson of 'No Place to Hide'

Photo by Daniel von Appen on Unsplash In the 2014 book No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald, the esteemed free-lance journalist recounts his interviews in Hong Kong with the National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Based on the data Snowden shared with Greenwald and his colleagues, they exposed the architecture of the post-9/11Continue reading “The Forgotten Lesson of 'No Place to Hide'”

What’s Next? The U.S. Women’s National Team’s Fight for Equal Pay

The U.S. Women’s National Team The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) just celebrated a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands, winning their fourth World Cup. This win broke their own previous record of most wins in the tournament’s history; Germany trails them with two total World Cup wins. But despite their record-breaking achievements, one glaringContinue reading “What’s Next? The U.S. Women’s National Team’s Fight for Equal Pay”

What's Next? The U.S. Women's National Team's Fight for Equal Pay

The U.S. Women’s National Team The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) just celebrated a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands, winning their fourth World Cup. This win broke their own previous record of most wins in the tournament’s history; Germany trails them with two total World Cup wins. But despite their record-breaking achievements, one glaringContinue reading “What's Next? The U.S. Women's National Team's Fight for Equal Pay”

Amnesty’s Write for Rights

This week, Amnesty International St Andrews hosted a Write for Rights in support of Vitalina Koval, an LGBTI activist in the Ukraine. In 2017, while taking part in the International Women’s Day March in Ukraine, Vitalina and other protesters were attacked by several young men who threw red paint all over her, causing her toContinue reading “Amnesty’s Write for Rights”

Imran Khan claims victory after a violent election period plagues Pakistan

Former cricketer Imran Khan appears set to become Pakistan’s next prime minister, according to the results of Wednesday’s election. The election result marks a transition of leadership from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N) of the ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Khan’s Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI), which promoted an anti-corruption agenda in itsContinue reading “Imran Khan claims victory after a violent election period plagues Pakistan”