Editor's Choice, Opinion, World
We are at a modern dark age.
We are battling against an evasive virus that has been crippling societies all over the world. And there is only one thing this tells us. No society, regardless of status, has prepared for a potential biological war
against new pathogens more than they have prepared for possible territorial disputes. All of us could probably be ready to win a war but no government has made concrete plans to survive a pandemic even
during a new disease’s immunity development period.
This article could be summed up by simply saying: “It is neither economically nor humanly possible to live in Venezuela”. But if it were, it wouldn’t be an article; it would be one more tweet about the Bolivar Soberano among billions of other tweets that talk about how suffocating it is to try to survive in Venezuela. Here, however, we want it to be something more complex, like the situation Venezuelans are going through.
Europe, Politics, UK
Asia is a huge continent, and it’s sheer size holds just under 40% of the earth’s population, yet so much of the region remains largely underrepresented on the world stage. Southeast Asia in particular is vastly diverse area, from the unitary state of Muslim-majority Indonesia, with it’s landmass stretching across over 735,000 square miles, to the Catholic-dominated Philippine Islands, which sprawls the so-called Ring of Fire, the region’s earthquake and volcanic zone.
Americas, Opinion, Politics, USA
We’ve heard it all before… Politicians are out of touch, they don’t understand the working man and they live in a ‘Westminster bubble’; but what defines normality in British politics? Does attending a state school and having retail experience equate to a typical upbringing, or is an Oxbridge education mandatory to govern the nation?
Europe, Opinion, Politics, Spain
Some people don’t seem to make logical arguments when it comes to gun control. Infamously at the 2000 National Rifle Association convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, actor and then president of the NRA Charlton Heston concluded a speech with the infamous phrase; “from my cold, dead hands!” whilst brandishing a replica rifle in the air, thus making his feelings clear on gun control.
Americas, Canada, Opinion, Politics
When we have a movement which is seeking to crack a chunk of a state apart from it’s own national identity, the national identity of the country at large will also grow; and this could be one of the largest hurdles to Catalonia’s potential statehood.
In Quebec, Canada’s French-speaking province, there exists a team of men and women wandering around with cameras, snapping photographs of shop signs and restaurant menus. Their purpose? To make sure that the French language remains predominant over the English Language in all aspects of daily life. Their presence has caused confusion, destroyed the identity of businesses and has resulted in Anglophones fleeing the province en masse. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF), and they suck balls.
Africa is the world’s richest continent. Crammed full of diamonds, manganese, copper and other precious metals, the potential of the ‘dark continent’ is enormous, yet so little has been achieved in terms of development.
Europe, France, Opinion, Politics
The Hamilton Mixtape: Official music video for Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) by K’naan featuring Residente, Riz MC & Snow Tha Product.
Emmanuel Macron has been through an eventful year of campaigning as an independent candidate with his newly formed party En Marche. And, rest assured, it will probably be a successful one. It seems no one in and around France really doubts that Emmanuel Macron will defeat Marine Le Pen in the second electoral vote on Sunday, but we’ve been wrong before and we might be wrong again.