California suffers largest wildfire in its history

California suffers largest wildfire in its history

Wildfires continued to terrorise the state of California during the weekend, with the death toll tragically rising to 42. Californians find themselves in a state of shock as thousands of people were evacuated from the area. On top of the 42 people confirmed dead, over 220 people are still unaccounted...

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Google Employees Walkout in Protest

Google Employees Walkout in Protest

On November 1st, Google employees around the world walked off the job in protest and solidarity with women who have experienced harassment in the workplace. The employees are demanding extensive and decisive changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at Google. The walkout gathered more support than was...

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Urgent Appeal To Aid Indonesia

Urgent Appeal To Aid Indonesia

On the evening of September 28th, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was hit by a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake along a fault line located six miles beneath the surface of the island. In the wake of the tsunami which devastated the Indonesian island an urgent appeal has...

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Republic of North Macedonia?

Republic of North Macedonia?

On September 30th, the Republic of Macedonia held a referendum on the name of their country. The final result came in at 94.18 percent in favor of renaming the country to the “Republic of North Macedonia.” However, the referendum was invalid because only 37 percent of eligible voters participated. According...

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Bloomberg News Reporter Reassigned by Wells Fargo

Bloomberg News Reporter Reassigned by Wells Fargo

In a remarkable display of news outlets caving to pressure from the big banks they are meant to hold to account, an accomplished Bloomberg News Reporter named Shahien Nasiripour was taken off his beat and assigned to cover the Trump Organization at the behest of the Wells Fargo CEO himself....

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Social Media Crack Down on ‘Propaganda’

Social Media Crack Down on ‘Propaganda’

At the end of August, Twitter, Facebook, and Google had announced that they had taken down a large number of accounts promoting ‘Iranian propaganda’ with anti-Saudi, anti-Israeli, and pro-Palestinian themes. Iran currently bans its citizens from accessing Google, Facebook and Twitter and severely throttles the speed of it citizen’s internet...

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U.N. Urges War Crimes Investigation in Myanmar

U.N. Urges War Crimes Investigation in Myanmar

On August 27th, the United Nations released the report of its fact finding mission Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. The report said that Myanmar’s top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted for genocide in the north of Rakhine State, as well as...

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“Stop BEZOS” Act Introduced by Bernie Sanders

“Stop BEZOS” Act Introduced by Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate on September 5th which if passed into law would tax giant corporations such as Amazon and Walmart 100% of federal benefits received by their employees in an effort to force companies to pay their employees a living wage instead of...

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India supreme court decriminalises gay sex

India supreme court decriminalises gay sex

In a unanimous vote on September 6th, the Supreme Court of India, headed by India’s outgoing chief justice Dipak Misra, ruled that section 377, a 157-year-old colonial-era law which criminalises “intercourse against the order of nature”. The ruling overturned a 2013 decision which upheld the controversial law. The has now...

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Australia’s Revolving Door Government Spins Again

Australia’s Revolving Door Government Spins Again

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted from office after facing a rebellion from inside his own Liberal Party over Climate Change Policy. Turnbull is now the 5th Prime Minister to be ousted before completing a full term in office. 7 ministers and 15 others had resigned from Turnbull’s...

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