10,000 dead, 40,000 casualties and 3 million people displaced, this is the harsh reality of living in Yemen in 2018 as a humanitarian crisis ensues the country. This has been the story for the last 3 years as a bloody war has ravished the nation. But how did Yemen get here? To give a basic crash course on Yemeni politics, you have to look at … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Yemen?
It’s been a turbulent summer with regards to politics but one thing has cast a dark shadow over this 3 month heatwave, and it was Donald Trump’s border policy. Unless one has been living under a rock, you would have heard about the separation of families at US borders over the summer. Trump’s administration along with US Immigration (ICE) and local police forces have been … Continue reading Immigration in the Age of Trump
Current Affairs editor Rebecca Stone questions the longevity of Hollywood’s ‘Me Too’ campaign. Everyone remembers the rise of the ‘Me Too’ movement at the start of the year, as well as the accompanying ‘Time’s Up’ protest. Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of A list Hollywood stars and entertainment big shots came out with brave statements on the abuse they had suffered during their careers. Terry … Continue reading ‘Time’s Up’ on ‘Me Too’
It’s time to ban the illicit ivory trade, writes Daragh Craig Every year thousands of elephants are brutally killed for their ivory in Africa. Poachers often cut off the tusks of the elephants using axes and chainsaws, sometimes shooting them to death before taking the tusks. The ivory from the elephants is often used to create ornaments such as musical instruments and jewellery. The tusks … Continue reading Illicit Ivory
Seamus Allen on what you don’t know about the Ukraine Crisis. A Crisis Continued Amidst the building pressure for sanctions against Russia within the last two weeks it is important to remember not only that the crisis in Ukraine has not gone away, but to remember how it actually started in the first place. While Donald Trump blocked an escalation of sanctions a week ago, … Continue reading The Other Ukraine
Eoghan O’Neill sheds light on the Dark Net I first became aware of the darknet one fateful night after stumbling across a youtube video entitled ‘Red Rooms – Do They Exist?’ The video consisted of a single frame: a suspicious-looking chair, clasps bolted to the arm rests, centered in front of a dank wall streaked in what appeared to be blood. A spooky voice rasped … Continue reading Rumour Has It
Rebecca Stone analyses Hollywood’s child sexualisation problem As I logged onto Twitter a few weeks ago the hashtag #GoldenGlobes was trending, and so I mindlessly clicked it to follow the evening’s fashion moments and the winners. As most are already aware, the Time’s Up movement had taken the red carpet by storm, with most of the celebrities donning black gowns and suits in a fight … Continue reading A Tainted Trade