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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defends Manafort On General Principles Of Humanity, And I Agrees

I just want to make it very clear that my opposition to Manafort’s treatment is neither partisan or new. I have in the past passionately advocated against the horrors of solitary confinement, something I share with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Reacting to the news of Manafort’s sentence, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to publically condemn the use […]

When you threaten freedom of speech, you threaten democracy

The rise of intolerance today is unprecedented. The democratic world has made ‘tolerance’ its number one social mission and as victimized groups rightly continue to lobby for laws that remove stigmas against them, they also wrongly, impose these laws on their so-called oppressors. Are you better than your bully if you stoop to the same […]

America, the country who lost nuance

America, the country that lost nuance America; where nuance and reason go to die Albert Maysles said that “tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance” – and oh, was he right. And nowhere is it more evident than in the mainstream media and on social platforms, particularly Twitter, the platform on which the death of […]

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]