Europe, Human Rights, Opinion, Politics, Russia
Europe, Human Rights, Politics, Sweden, World
For those who identify with occidental cultures, listening about Russia on the news means listening to some weird stories. This country, besides a solid political background, has had a strong Russian Nationalist movement going on for almost a century. But what is Russian Nationalism?
Africa, Americas, Human Rights, Politics, USA, World
The Refugee Crisis and the prospect of refugees around the world have caused a wave of opinions and feelings. Some see this massive migration as an opportunity to be human and help others in need, others strongly believe it’s not their country’s problem and they should not be welcome because they bring trouble. Sweden if one of the countries with conflicting internal views about refugees.
Human Rights, World
Donald Trump is a man who never shies away from controversy. He has a way of setting tongues wagging. He will speak his mind without care. Sometimes it appears like he talks and thinks later, quite atypical for a man of his stature and president of a superpower. The most recent upset was Trump’s racist remarks, describing several nations as a shithole. But like him or hate him, he may be a great revolutionary after all.
Americas, Canada, Human Rights, Opinion, Politics
Wars, conflicts, and persecution are some of the reasons people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in a safer place, contributing to the mind blowing refugee displacement statistics. According to the UNHCR, 65.6 million people from around the world have been forced to leave their homes.
We hear plenty on the news about Illegal Immigration in the United States. It’s often referenced in comedy sketches, TV shows and Trump just doesn’t like to shut up about it (“I will build a great wall.”). Something we don’t hear as often is Illegal Immigration in Canada. This has become an increasing issue in the province of Quebec since Donald Trump took office in the United States and it could get worse.
Europe – A landmass, a collective of nations, a union and one of the biggest domestic markets in the world. The continent symbolizes a plethora of things for different people. For some it may resemble a paradise of milk and honey, others see a deeply divided continent put to the test by economic and humanitarian challenges that will inevitably change its social and political landscape.
Europe, France, Human Rights, Opinion, Politics
World Refugee Day: By the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide, this includes 22.5 million refugees. #WithRefugees
To donate to UHCHR: http://go.nowth.is/UNHCR4_Donate
Asia-Pacific, Australia, Editor's Choice, Human Rights
In recent times, the acute situation in France rising from the illegal exit of refugees from Calais to Britain, attacks on police and “no-go” zones for police as well as for women has raised many questions on the integrity of establishment.
Editor's Choice, Europe, France, Politics
Being a refugee fleeing war, violence and/or prosecution is arguably one of the worst situations to be in as a human being. We are talking about traumatic experiences and stress most of us, thankfully, never have to experience in our lives, though we are confronted with it on a daily basis as ships filled with desperate souls keep sinking in the Mediterranean sea, as numerous people risk their lives in pursuit of safety and a better future and as resentments against those foreigners spilling into Europe undeniably grow. But on the other side of the world, Australia faces similar issues, to which they responded with inhuman detention centers.
Heavy sighs of relief went through Europe for the second time within just a few months. After the general elections in The Netherlands, the French citizens too did not vote for a populist leader and a Europe skeptic to become their president. Populism, however, is still strong.