India has been victim to a massive Covid-19 second-wave outbreak, labelled by many as the worst healthcare emergency in India’s recent past. The cases are over 360,000 per day, with the daily deaths reaching more than 3,200. The total death toll is over 200,000 and is believed to be an…


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Delaina Ashley Yaun (33), Xiaojie Tan (49), Daoyou Feng (44), Paul Andre Michels (54), Hyun Jung Grant (51), Soon Chung Park (74), Suncha Kim (69), and Yong Ae Yue (63) were murdered by a 21-year-old white man in Atlanta on March 16th. He killed 8 people, 7 of which were…


(written April 2nd)

The Suez Canal blockage crisis made headlines for quite literally being a big boat stuck in one of the busiest waterways, with the route carrying around 12% of global trade. The blockage highlighted how fragile the trade system is, with goods travelling through chokepoints like the Suez…


(written on March 21st)

Various countries across the world are drafting plans to introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports. The EU plans to have a “Green Digital Certificate”. This would mean those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, or have recovered from the virus or who have tested negative recently would be…


Tipping in the US is a given; a part of the service culture and economy. On the surface, tipping is viewed as a way of rewarding and incentivising workers in the service industry, as well as a way of redistributing wealth. In reality, the quality of service has a minimal…


Climate justice does not mean reaching net zero emissions by 2050; it is about racial justice, gender equality and dismantling oppressive systems.

In 2020, massive locust swarms harmed crops in Africa, wildfires raged across the US and Australia, and India and Bangladesh were hit with intense cyclones. Unsurprisingly, the most…


We have been fed the idea that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ immigrants. How can a person be inherently ‘good’ or ‘bad’ based on their nationality, race, religion, level of success or methods of entering a country? Immigrants that ‘succeed’ and suppress their culture are accepted by their host countries…


Gerrymandering is the way in which political parties draw legislative district boundaries so they can maximise power and seats won in their favour. In the US, redistricting takes place every ten years. Politicians basically select their voters. Gerrymandering is done through “packing” and “cracking”. For example, Republicans would want to…


In the 2020 election, president-elect Joe Biden won the popular vote, but it is the electoral votes that matter. When US citizens vote in the presidential election, they are not actually voting for their president; they are voting for elected officials who make up the electoral college.

The electoral college…


CW: violence, sexual violence

#EndSARS first went viral on social media, but this fight extends beyond the digital world. Nigerians have been protesting against police brutality, and specifically SARS (the Special Anti-Robbery Squad).

SARS has taken the lead on Nigeria’s major crimes for over 25 years, but they are known…

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