Owe It to the Country: How the Philippine National Police has Forsaken the Filipino

by Phylicia Abary Image: Brandon Fike/Flickr We serve and protect. Bold words with such heavy weight and significance, used as the motto of individuals who swore oaths to serve the Filipino.  All men and women serving under the Philippine National Police (PNP) have one obligation: to ensure the safety of the masses. If anything, their motto sums up their duty quite well. Apart from this, … Continue reading Owe It to the Country: How the Philippine National Police has Forsaken the Filipino

The Hawaii Scandal: Canadian Politicians Travelling Abroad During COVID-19

by Chris Pratt Image: Edward Maurer/Flickr When the number of Alberta’s COVID-19 cases rose in the fall, the United Conservative Party (UCP) government emphasized the importance of personal responsibility in both combating the virus spread and flattening the curve. Hospitalization and ICU rates mounted, nevertheless. This eventually led to the enactment of mandatory restrictions, though the growing case numbers of the second wave were already … Continue reading The Hawaii Scandal: Canadian Politicians Travelling Abroad During COVID-19

Unnoticed: India is Snowballing Towards Authoritarianism

by Heeya Firdaus Image: Indian Cop/Flickr Since the BJP government came to power in 2014, India has seen an exponential increase in the arrest of dissenters. Be it comedians, authors, activists, journalists or simply students, the government has not hesitated to pursue a brutal campaign against anyone who even approaches a narrative that is remotely different from the one peddled by the Hindu nationalist (read: … Continue reading Unnoticed: India is Snowballing Towards Authoritarianism

ICAN do it: Nuclear Weapons Ban Made Official with a 50th UN Signatory!

by: Raihan Woodhouse Picture Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] will be in effect. The UN has come closer than ever before to ensure peace and security across the globe regarding nuclear weapons. In August, the 75th anniversary of the atoming of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was honoured with numerous countries ratifying the treaty. Within … Continue reading ICAN do it: Nuclear Weapons Ban Made Official with a 50th UN Signatory!

Why Hate Crimes Have Been Rising in the U.S. in 2020

by Kristin Cho Photo Credit: Michael Veltman Although hate crimes are not a new concept in society, they have become more prominent through the use of media. As many people know, hate crimes—motivated by biases like preconceived negative stigma—are offenses that affect the security of individuals, communities and societies though threats, assault and sometimes even murder. They are known to inflict the most psychological distress, … Continue reading Why Hate Crimes Have Been Rising in the U.S. in 2020

What it Means to Have a Voice: Thailand Protests

by: Anonymous Photo Credit: The Foreign Photographer All throughout history, conflicts between the ruler and the ruled have existed. Even if citizens are largely happy with policies put into place by leaders, there is almost always a percentage that is not satisfied. Oftentimes, this results in protest and civil unrest. The countries that make up our world vary slightly or greatly in the policies, governance, … Continue reading What it Means to Have a Voice: Thailand Protests

YuZhang Academy: the Reform Schools of Exacerbation

by Jessie Jin Image Source: CGTN Trigger Warning: r*pe, abuse, self-harm. Viewer discretion is advised.  “The room I was imprisoned in was dark, the only source of light was from a crack in the wall. The walls are covered in mildew, and there are often rats and cockroaches on the floor. The room has an old quilt as the bed and a pot as the … Continue reading YuZhang Academy: the Reform Schools of Exacerbation

Dividing States

Gerrymandering in South Carolina, where, in 2010, the Republican state legislature created 13 bizarrely shaped Congressional districts to maximize their electoral success by Lara Choy Photo Credit: Dominique5340 In March 1812, Elbridge Gerry, the Governor of Massachusetts, reluctantly signed a modest proposal that would fundamentally change the American electoral system. His fellow Democratic-Republican politicians, seeking an advantage in the next election, presented a plan to … Continue reading Dividing States

India: Farmer Protests 2020

by Heeya Firdaus Image Source: Aniruddha Guha Sarkar Braving the harsh Delhi winter, impoverished Indian farmers are marching towards the capital in hopes of registering their protests against the oppressive Farm-Bills passed by the Narendra Modi Government in September, 2020. The Government claims that the bills make it easier for farmers to sell their produce directly to private buyers and enter into a contract with … Continue reading India: Farmer Protests 2020

Understanding The 2020 Ivorian Presidential Elections

by: Anonymous Image Source: https://www.dailysabah.com/world/africa/violence-surrounding-ivory-coast-election-may-have-killed-32-people-so-far Politics across different African countries is complex and like most democratic countries such as the USA, India and UK, elections are a highly important part of independent countries’ democratic process. Unfortunately, due to the presence of incompetent and corrupt leaders, some African countries don’t get to experience the joys of democracy. This corruption comes in the form of rigging of … Continue reading Understanding The 2020 Ivorian Presidential Elections