Monday, January 20, over 22,000 gun rights activists, including members of the Ohio Patriot Network and the Virginia Citizens Defense League, gathered in the Virginia capitol of Richmond at a pro-gun rally to protest several proposed gun control bills. So

We are now in a climate emergency and 2020 will be a critical year in the fight for the survival of the planet. The battleground is triple: climate change, biodiversity, and the ocean. What happens in one affects the other

Hundreds of wildfires have been raging across Australia for more than two months, destroying 7.4 million acres of land and hundreds of homes. While Australia typically experiences bushfires every year, this year’s fires began burning earlier in the season and

The climate community must work harder, faster and smarter in a pivotal year. Despite years of campaigning, innovation and negotiation from the climate sector, despite millions of hours and billions of dollars spent, global carbon emissions continue to rise – projected

The arctic ice is melting, a climate change issue that portends massive geopolitical changes. There is an ongoing “scramble for the Arctic” just like there was a “scramble for Africa” in the 19th century.  Both driven by the same lust for

Nobel winner, economist and philosopher Amartya Sen has repeatedly argued that the focus of development should be on “advancing the richness of human life” rather than endlessly growing GDP. The aim should be instead to grow people’s capabilities so that

As the end of 2019 approaches, over 6,800 wildfires have been recorded in California. And alongside this come the responsibilities that insurance companies, a homeowner’s only remaining hope when tragedy hits, are expected to fulfill. However, the wildfires have become

Amidst the unrest in Hong Kong, female domestic workers from Southeast Asia are forced to navigate a city disrupted by protests while also maintaining a low profile. Foreign domestic workers’ home governments have urged them to avoid association with the

For the nearly 850 million citizens who live in Chinese cities, physical and mental health issues are the lived reality as a result of the country’s rampant industrialisation. Environmental degradation is nearing a tipping point, but new urban greening measures

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who has been living in self-exile in Paris, is planning a return to Cambodia to challenge the single-party government of sitting Prime Minister Hun Sen. From abroad, Rainsy has urged "a peaceful uprising" and has

The international community must recognise democratic freedoms and social justice as basic principles in order to secure lasting world peace. Only then can a global civil society develop in which men, women and children can live without fear of discrimination, oppression

Yesterday the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. blockade of Cuba - a long-standing economic, commercial and financial set of measures - rejecting U.S. concerns about human rights on the Caribbean island. The vote was 187-3 with the

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