November 11, 2019

After three weeks of unrest in Chile, political leaders have done little to address its underlying structural problems, aside from shaking up the governmental administration. 

Protestors have taken to the streets of Santiago, Chile’s capital, chanting “Chile woke up” whilst lighting fires, causing the city to come to a standstill. Social media is ridden with videos of looting and general chaos while the police try to contain th...

October 26, 2019

Despite losing his majority in the House of Commons and the popular vote overall, Justin Trudeau has proven yet again to be a Teflon politician narrowing winning the Canadian election on Monday the 21st October.

Trudeau’s Liberal Party, which had struggled earlier in the year due to an ethics scandal surrounding the Quebec company SNC-Lavalin, was further hit by the emergence that the Prime Minister, known for being an internat...

October 20, 2019

On October 6, the White House released a statement following a conversation between Presidents Trump and Erdogan announcing Turkey would be imminently ‘moving forward with its long-planned operation into northern Syria’. The casual Sunday announcement accordingly declared U.S. troops embedded with allied Kurdish forces – who, it should be noted, were not mentioned by the statement – would withdraw to allow for creation of a “s...

October 11, 2019

If you happen to have paid any attention to USA politics in the last few years there are two words you will have been unable to avoid: Impeachment and Russia. However, the latter has, in the last few days at least, been abandoned by the media and replaced with Ukraine. What at first many saw as another standard Trump outrage, with cries for impeachment and then a swift moving on to the next scandal, actually appears to be the...

October 11, 2019

“To ensure citizens’ security and avoid chaos, I have ordered a national state of emergency,” so said the Ecuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, as students and transport sector workers flooded the streets of the capital, Quito, on a national strike last Thursday. The minister of government, María Paula Romo, said at a news conference that at least 350 people had been arrested over two days of unrest, yet disruption and chaos con...

September 27, 2019

As the Democratic primary continues and the Iowa caucuses inch ever nearer, it increasingly appears that Elizabeth Warren has a strong chance of clinching the nomination. National polls indicate that she is in a strong position – she has replaced Bernie Sanders in second place and her support continues to trend upwards. In early states such as Iowa and New Hampshire, she is experiencing similar surges, as opposed to the stagna...

September 27, 2019

On September the 18th, Canada’s Justin Trudeau broke our newsfeeds when Time magazine discovered that the Liberal Prime Minister had worn ‘blackface’ back in 2001 at an ‘Arabian Nights’-themed party. Since then, further controversial images have appeared of two occasions in his early twenties doing the same. Now widely seen as a demeaning and offensive caricature of black people which depicts racial stereotypes, the images of...

September 10, 2019

One can be spotted wearing a dupatta styled on her head in a manner reminiscent of Benazir Bhutto’s original, iconic look, accessorised with a casual Chanel brooch while the other can be seen emulating the Western runway with outfits fit for a modern, aristocratic, boss lady who might also happen to be a spoilt princess and heiress to a grand fortune. One is a self-appointed, uncertified cover girl for Habib Jalib’s “Nihati La...

August 18, 2019

Well, it looks like Amazon is back in the hot seat - that’s if it has ever got off of it. Their latest scandal involves their supplier, Foxconn, exploiting more than 1,000 school children in their Hengyang factory, in the Hunan province of China. Disguised as 'interns', the 16-18-year-old students have been made to work overtime, as well as night-shifts to meet production targets for the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Kindle devic...

July 4, 2019

Vladimir Putin has fired his latest broadside against Western political ideas, by claiming that liberalism has become ‘obsolete’. The Russian President singled out LGBT issues, immigration, and multiculturalism as key liberal ideas that are now opposed by ‘the overwhelming majority of the population’. Naturally, this has led to consternation and widespread debate amongst academics and politicians, some agreeing with Putin, and...

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