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The Rohingya Genocide: Amnesty International Removes Top Honor from Aung San Suu Kyi

Amnesty International has recently removed its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscious award, from Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi due to her neglect of the Rohingya and other minorities in Kachin and northern Shan states. In a letter formally addressed to her by the organization, the group states that she is no longer “a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defense of human rights.” Aung San Suu Kyi once stood as a symbol of


Is the Israeli Prime Minister Afraid of Carpet Laundries?

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 27, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an Iranophobic speech, in which he accused Iran of having a “secret atomic warehouse,” alongside other allegations. To quote, “Today I’m revealing the site of a second facility: Iran’s secret atomic warehouse. It’s right here, in the Turkuzahbad Distrcit of Tehran. Just three miles away. Let me show you exactly what the secret atomic warehouse looks like. Here it


What Praljak’s Death Means for Those Still Waiting for Justice

Slobodan Praljak, a convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal died after drinking poison as he was declared guilty in the International Criminal Tribunal. Praljak was the commander of the Bosnian Croat Defence Forces and failed to prevent murders, attacks on members of international organisations, and the destruction of the Ottoman Old Bridge as well as numerous mosques. When he discovered that his forces were rounding up and systematically executing Muslims in 1993, he did not make any


UN Security Council Imposes New North Korea Sanctions

The UN’s Security Council passed Resolution 2371 on Saturday. The resolution was unanimously passed with 15 votes in response to North Korea’s continued testing of ICBMs, which was in violation of previous UN resolutions. The resolution, drafted by the U.S., bans exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood to North Korea. The bill also prohibits increasing the number of North Korean laborers abroad and bans any new investment ventures with North Korea. This


Elite Nations Are Not Looking Forward To a Nuclear-Free World

On Friday, a treaty was adopted, banning nuclear weapons. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was approved in the United Nations headquarters in New York City by a vote of 122 to 1. Netherlands was the only country which took part in the negotiation that voted against the treaty and Singapore abstained. This is a result of seven decades of activism to rid the world of nuclear weapons. While this is a big milestone towards


We Need More Penis Seats In Subways

Excited to ride the subway for the first time, I was more than surprised to see that the Subways in Mexico City were separated by gender. One half of the subway is for women and children and the other is inclusive. Anyone can go on the inclusive side but only women and children 12 and younger can go on the women’s side of the subway. There are police enforcing this rule.   I asked my


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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Here’s How You Can Help South Sudan Right From Your Own Home

  If you haven’t already heard, The United Nations, World Food Program and South Sudanese government have decidedly declared famine in parts of the country’s south. After the recent independence of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011, a civil war has broken out, a failed peace agreement has gone underway and now an economic collapse in Sudan’s south has left over 100,000 people at risk of starvation, and a furthermore 4.1 – 4.6 million in danger

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International Day Of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is the United Nations’ nationally recognized holiday focusing on the issues affecting the disabled worldwide.  2016 is the event’s 25th anniversary, and it matters just as much now as ever. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) a striking 10% of the world’s population lives with a physical disability, with 20% of the world’s poor being disabled. Through this day, the UN hopes to inform about and help those with physical disabilities. The

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