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    The environmental consequences of regional nuclear warfare

    In May, the 2018 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) was held in Geneva. The NPT came into existence in 1970 to help prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and further the global nuclear disarmament agenda. Every five years, countries that are part of...
  • Is the future of AI inclusive?

    “The idea is that we are building our own MIT here,” says Roya Mahboob, founder of Digital Citizen fund, and one of the first Afghan women to become CEO of a tech company in the country. The project she is referring to is something she has envisioned since she began...
  • The Philippines: quest for national identity

    The history of the Philippines has been permeated by foreign influences, namely Spain, the United States and Japan. The centuries-old colonization introduced a lot of  deadweight, a type of excess baggage in the Philippines’ understanding of itself. The quest for self-identity has been pervasive, making it difficult for Filipinos...
  • Could combating domestic violence in Iran be reframed as a human rights issue?

    The current Iranian government is again trying to pass a law that would finally criminalize domestic violence, reviving an unsuccessful draft from five years ago. However, the efforts to finally provide victims, and potential victims, with the protections they deserve are at risk of being undermined due to resistance...
  • Nigeria’s ‘weather wars’

    Thousands of people have been killed due to increasing violence in central Nigeria, where herdsmen and farmers have been fighting over access to fertile lands. Herdsmen – mainly Muslims from the Fulani ethnic group – accuse farmers of grabbing grazing lands and of stealing and killing their cattle. On...
  • The holy crusade against abortion in Brazil

    A group of politicians from the bancada evangelica (the evangelical lobby) have declared war on female reproductive rights in Brazil. Among them is Jorge Tadeu Mudalen of the House of Representatives, who recently modified a proposed constitutional amendment (PEC 181) to include a clause that would make abortion illegal...
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    Is Facebook threatening your ability to protest?

    Have you ever noticed how the ads you see on Facebook can be spookily relevant to you? Maybe you’ve been shopping for a tent online, and suddenly your newsfeed is populated with adverts for tents, or you’ve been chatting with someone in another country and then finding travel adverts....
  • The threat of Incel and gender violence

    On Monday April 23rd 2018, the driver of a white van ran over a pedestrian in the streets of Toronto, Canada. Then, the van climbed onto the sidewalk and proceeded to plough over people indiscriminately. The incident ended with 10 victim fatalities and 14 people injured, according to the Toronto Police....
  • Brazil: Mired in Venezuela’s crisis

    In February 2018, the government of the northern Brazilian state of Roraima required the country’s supreme court to close the border with Venezuela to prevent more immigrants from entering into Roraima. According to the municipal authorities of Boa Vista, Roraima’s capital, there were already approximately 40,000 Venezuelan immigrants living...
  • United they STAND! US students push for a better response to genocide

    From the students that created the White Rose leaflets during the Holocaust, denouncing the Nazis for their hate and violence, to the students’ movement against apartheid in South Africa, young people have long been at the forefront of the fight against discrimination. Today, there is an opportunity for the...
  • Extreme weather: How can we be more prepared?

    On the annual celebration of Earth Day on 22 April, people around the world demonstrated their support for environmental protection. It is imperative to consider not just what we can do now to protect the environment, but how we can protect ourselves against the effects of climate change in the...
  • Body positivity sweeps London’s life-drawing scene

    Before taking up their materials, the audience was asked to really look at the models' bodies - to draw what they saw and not to create an idealised version for fear of offending them. This was a space to celebrate the diversity of human bodies....
  • Philippines shuts down Boracay island: all for a casino?

    On the 9th of February 2018, during a conference held in Davao City, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte threatened to close the country’s most sought out destination island of Boracay due to environmental concerns. Whilst it’s inhabitants we’re kept in limbo – a spokesman of the President,...
  • Are we listening?

    In the past several weeks, a suburb of Damascus has become the newest epicenter of the Syrian Conflict. The opposition-held Eastern Ghouta, which is about to enter its fifth year under siege, has been bombarded by hundreds of airstrikes, surface-to-surface missile attacks, artillery bombs, as well as reports of chlorine...
  • Cameroon: the dark side of the agri-business

    One of the main sources of development in many African countries might actually be its greatest limitation. Industrial Agriculture creates jobs and promotes economic development, which many countries on the African continent desperately need. Unfortunately, it has a dark side that includes the social injustices experienced by some local...
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