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Emily in Ethiopia

Emily in Ethiopia

Emily is a Nursing Activity Manager with Doctors Without Borders. Having just completed a mission in Ethiopia I caught up with her to learn more about her experience in the African country and about the work MSF does. What motivated you to become a transnational activist? From a young age, the idea of being involved…

National Demonstration for Palestine

National Demonstration for Palestine

May 11th, London, United Kingdom. Supported by: Momentum, Unite the Union, PCS, UNISON, GMB, RMT, ASLEF, UCU, NEU, TSSA, CWU, Amos Trust, CND, ICAHDUK, Olive, APCUK. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Organised by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Friends of Al- Aqsa, Muslim Association of Britain and others.

Climate Change – A Noble Cause Corrupted

Climate Change – A Noble Cause Corrupted

Climate change is arguably the most contentious debate of our lifetime; some people dismiss it as a complete hoax whereas others completely embrace it. There is no doubt that a scientific consensus exists on the issue of climate change but there is also some data that has not yet been explored and there are investigations…

2019 Peace Prize Nominees With A Better Claim Than Greta Thunberg

2019 Peace Prize Nominees With A Better Claim Than Greta Thunberg

Receiving the Nobel Peace prize is a life-changing award. Alfred Nobel said that it should be given those who “shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind”, and while Greta Thunberg’s is an undeniable force and her movement much appreciated and noted, she has not generated a direct benefit on a global level that advances…

Nothing ‘Free’ About Intersectionality

Nothing ‘Free’ About Intersectionality

We have gone from viewing censorship as a tool of repression to facing an outright free speech crisis in the world, and it is extremely concerning. Gone are the days when Socrates gave his life for the good fight against restrictive moralizing censors or when the abolitionist Frederick Douglass championed women’s suffrage during the mid-19th…

Iran Cracks Down On Activists

Iran Cracks Down On Activists

On June 13, 2018, Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent writer, human rights lawyer and activist, was abruptly re-arrested and taken to the Evin prison. She had already been arrested in 2010 and 2012 when she defended activists who took part in a national mass protest in 2009. This time her offense was defending numerous women who…

White Wednesday Movement Protesting Iran’s Imprisonment Of Female Activists

White Wednesday Movement Protesting Iran’s Imprisonment Of Female Activists

Today was a protest for women’s freedom and all those unjustly jailed in Iran. The protest called on the Iranian authorities to release all those unlawfully detained and unjustly imprisoned, repeal all laws infringing on women’s freedom of choice and immediately repeal the use of torture and the lashing of Nasrin Soutodeh and other innocent…

Saudia Arabia Continues To Violate International Human Rights Laws

Saudia Arabia Continues To Violate International Human Rights Laws

Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records in the world as the country and regularly detains and executes dozens of pro-democracy people considered as “enemies of the kingdom”. The Saudi monarchy operates with no functional judiciary system in place, still treats women as inferior to men from the moment they are born and…

Julian Assange Arrested In London

Julian Assange Arrested In London

First of all, let us not forget why Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian embassy for a near decade; in 2012 he, Assange, sought refuge with the Ecuadorian authorities when British courts ordered him extradited to Sweden to face questioning in a sexual assault case – think rape, not harassment. At the time Swedish…

David Cameron Exposed Syria To ISIS

David Cameron Exposed Syria To ISIS

In 2011, then UK Prime Minister David Cameron spearheaded a NATO-backed military invention in Libya. While successful in its mission to oust the Libyan dictator and his 41-year rule in the country, it also left Libya in a power vacuum ruled by militias struggling for majority power, as the Islamic State group established a stronghold…