Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime nomination to the Supreme Court was previously deemed to be guaranteed, until allegations of sexual misconduct plummeted the future of the United States into uncertainty. On September 27th, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and claimed that she is one-hundred percent certain that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a houseparty in 1982. Two women have accused … Continue reading Anita Hill to Dr Ford: How America Hasn’t Changed
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