Plastic bags in India are being fazed out, in the hopes of abolishing all single-use plastic by 2022 The zeitgeist of the 21st century, it could be argued, is a serious concern for the environment and the consequences of modernism and technological advances on our planet and on the welfare of the human race. Wall-E … Continue reading Big Plastic Bag Ban
The Vatican Court sentences Carlo Alberto Capella for possession and distribution of child pornography As unsavoury behavioural patterns go, the stream of priests embroiled in child molestation and abuse scandals is a well documented one. Recent films such as Spotlight (2015) have brought the issue to light once again, and this past weekend it came … Continue reading Pope Prosecutes Paedophile Priest
For Eid-al-Fitr, the Taliban has agreed to a three-day ceasefire It seems the conflict in the Middle East has been raging since the dawn of time - however it has only been 17 long years, and in that time the Taliban has never once agreed to an official ceasefire. Yet this changed at the strike … Continue reading Unprecedented Taliban Ceasefire
In a historic referendum, Ireland votes to repeal the Eighth Amendment and legalize abortions On Saturday 26th of May, Ireland held a referendum hoping to revolutionize the country’s abortions laws. Until now, Ireland was one of the only countries in Europe with strict abortion laws; the Washington Post even describing Ireland’s abortion law as ‘one … Continue reading Ireland Votes To End Abortion Ban
As American party primaries continue, female candidates surge ahead Themes of sexism, misogyny, equal pay, sexual abuse and harassment, gender discrimination and body shaming, tend to dominate the news, particularly in America, where the country’s leaders are predominantly men. However, this might be about to change. With the party primaries continuing throughout this month, it … Continue reading Who Runs The World?
Don Blankenship loses West Virginia in Republican party primaries Although American politics may seem, to the outsider, as nothing more than a sh*t-storm nowadays, the country is still running as it always has been, which means that these last couple weeks have seen a number of party primaries being held across the country - some … Continue reading ‘Trumpier than Trump’
Mahathir Mohamad, the 92 year old ex-prime minister of Malaysia, has returned to power. Only a few days ago, the world was shocked by the stunning defeat of Najib Razak by Mahathir Mohamad in the Malaysian elections. As a result ‘Malaysia’s ruling party has been ousted for the first time in the country’s 60-year history’ … Continue reading Malaysia’s New Old Government