North Korea has recently made headlines for nuclear tests, and the resultant uproar and fear those caused. Simultaneously, however, the country has been dealing with massive flooding, which it is very ill-equipped to recover from. How will the need for international humanitarian aid play into ongoing reactions to the nuclear tests?
Interesting look at how the increasingly negative attitudes towards the influx of refugees into Eastern Europe has been shaped by officially independent media outlets, and how the 2008 recession played into their ability to do so. It will be interesting to see how an unrelated push to allow national broadcasters to air beyond national borders could … More No More Free Media
The years of debate and contention over whether climate change in fact exists seems particularly moot now, as scientists for the first time have definitively pointed to specific natural disasters in 2016 that are proof that climate change not only exist, but that it’s tangibly effecting us now, not just the North and South poles. … More Climate Change
We must stop. We must stop the deliberate abuse of the two thousand people held in Nauru and Manus Island. Read more and Join Amnesty in their call to the Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to demand an end to the secretive abuse of two thousand people held in Nauru and Manus Island. All they need is your … More Shed Light On Hidden Abuse
All sorts of military actions have been going on in and around the two Koreas for the last few months, and as a result tensions seem to be rising across the board. North Korea has been testing various kinds of missiles over the past few months, though only the most recent test seems to have … More Tensions on the Korean Peninsula
While the term “war on drugs” is usually used in a US/Central American context, there is another such government effort ramping up in the Philippines. Since the election of President Duterte to power a few months ago (he has been likened, with some accurate points, to Trump), his rigorous campaign promises to eradicate drug crime … More The “War On Drugs” In The Phillip
Interesting look at the various ways in which Saudi Arabia has been exporting extremist forms of Islam for decades. While the exportation is clear, the effects and subsequent blame is much less certain, and this article highlights both the obvious and less obvious ways this influence is being spread, and to what degree Saudi Arabia is … More Exports of Islam