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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Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

On August 9th, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had the dubious distinction of being the one to announce the creation of the new sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force, which he said would debut in 2020. “The time has come to write the next great...

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Beware the Military Industrial Complex

Beware the Military Industrial Complex

Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of the most accomplished and celebrated Americans of all time. He had a long and distinguished military career in during which he was appointed Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, then served as Army Chief of Staff, the first Supreme Commander of...

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Zimbabwe: A Missed Opportunity For Reform

Zimbabwe: A Missed Opportunity For Reform

The November 2017 resignation of Robert Mugabe who ruled as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017 sent waves of optimism and hope through all of Africa just as the toppling of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had once sent a wave...

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