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Politics

Philippines Remains America’s Top Admirer: The Case of Historical Amnesia and Forgotten Genocide

In a survey conducted in 2015, 92% of its Filipino respondents voted that they had a favourable view of the United States, demonstrating greater enthusiasm for the Western country compared to other traditional American allies in Asia such as Japan and South Korea.   The 92% figure remains a stark contrast even when collated with international data.   The data presented signals that Filipinos are either uneducated on details of the Philippine-American war, or they

Politics

An Inside Look At Dark Tourism

Memorial sites play a crucial role in the remembrance of human rights violations, for both those involved in the tragedy, and for those learning about the events that took place. Yet the survivors of human rights violations are often exploited for monetary or political gain. On the 20th and 21st of April, 1994, the killing spree at Murambi, Rwanda was responsible for the deaths of over 50,000 Tutsi. Now, Murambi is one of six national

Real Life

What You Need to Know About Bears Ears National Monument

Trump and his supporters have been adamant about their support of Confederate monuments and statues in the past. That’s why it was such a surprise when Trump decided to massively downsize the Bears Ears National Monument. Where is Bears Ears National Monument? Bears Ears National Monument is in Utah, and until recently, it was about 1.3 million acres. Why is it important? Bears Ears National Monument is laden with important Native American cultural sites and artefacts;

International

Uncontacted Tribe Massacred in Brazil

Brazilian authorities are investigating an alleged massacre of indigenous residents of the Javari Valley. Very little has been confirmed at this point. It appears that several members of the tribe were collecting food when they encountered a group of miners. These prospectors had been hired to illegally dredge the valley’s rivers for gold. It is thought that ten or more people (some estimates go up to twenty) were killed. If this is confirmed, then a

Politics

Has the American Government Been Aiding Saudi Arabia’s War Crimes in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia and the United States have a relationship that stretches back almost a century, since the 1933 kick-off of oil exploration in the kingdom. However, no physical support or intervention happened until the 1940s, when oil companies urged Washington to establish some form of relationship with Saudi Arabia — through political and defence influence. Consequently, Franklin D. Roosevelt stated that the defence of Saudi Arabia was very important to the US, which led to the construction

Rohingya Refugees Walk the Bangladesh-Myanmar border
International

73,000+ Rohingya Muslims Flee Myanmar Due to Ethnic Cleansing

The Rohingya are an ethnoreligious minority of about 1.1 million living in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (also known as Burma). Although Myanmar recognizes over 130 official ethnic groups, the Rohingya are not one of them. This has rendered them stateless for decades. Statelessness has been a huge problem in recent years; most people have undoubtedly heard the term in reference to the Syrian refugee crisis. Stateless peoples are not considered citizens by any

International

The Plight Of The Rohingya People Of Myanmar: UN Report Exposes Human Rights Violations

They are a minority in the state they live in, a state that denies them citizenship despite some of them having lived in it for three generations. The same state limits their travel and forces them to sign agreements to not have more than two children. They are banned from owning land and have often been described as “the world’s least wanted” and “one of the world’s most persecuted minorities”. The Rohingya people of Myanmar

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