Category: <span>Politics</span>

Growing Inequalities: Closing the Widening Inequality Gap Between Rich and Poor Countries

Growing Inequalities: Closing the Widening Inequality Gap Between Rich and Poor Countries

Goal 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals is reducing inequalities. It’s complete title is, “Reduce inequality within and among countries.” The United Nations website states: “Inequality within and among countries is a persistent cause for concern. Despite some positive signs toward reducing inequality in some dimensions, such as reducing relative income inequality in some countries...

Strings Attached: Foreign Aid Isn’t Charity, It’s Used for Political and Economic Influence

Strings Attached: Foreign Aid Isn’t Charity, It’s Used for Political and Economic Influence

In December 2020, prior to his departure from the US presidency, Donald Trump offered the Philippines a gift: US$29 million worth of military equipment. In response, Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, called the gift “a symbol of the Philippines and the United States’ continued warm alliance”. This gift is by no means unusual. According to...

If 80% of Australians Care About Climate Action, Why Don’t they Vote Like It?

If 80% of Australians Care About Climate Action, Why Don’t they Vote Like It?

Poll after poll suggests a large majority of Australians care about climate change. Yet in recent federal elections, this hasn’t translated into wins for parties with stronger policy platforms on climate change. So what determines someone’s climate change attitude, and how does it translate into voting? In research published today, we studied 2,033 Australian voters’...

Social Media Bans and Internet Censorship: Who Should Hold the Keys?

Social Media Bans and Internet Censorship: Who Should Hold the Keys?

Abuja, Nigeria: It’s official– President Trump has left the White House. The buildup to his exit was a huge rollercoaster of events, one of the most notable being his unceremonious exit from Twitter. Almost everyone is familiar with the circumstances surrounding Trump’s Twitter ban. In the aftermath of that, a lot has been said about...

Should We Really Eat the Rich?

Should We Really Eat the Rich?

The coronavirus pandemic has clearly shown us all the underlying rot in the economic systems in many parts of the world. By this, I mean that if you aren’t aware, the world’s billionaires have gotten richer while the rest of the world has been impoverished. According to the BBC, the wealth of the world’s billionaires...

What Western Media Gets Wrong About the Indian Farmer Protests

What Western Media Gets Wrong About the Indian Farmer Protests

Indian farmers are still protesting, though you wouldn’t know it if you were only following Western (and primarily American) news sources. These brave farmers have led one of the largest labor uprisings in the world, blocking major highways into New Deli demanding that the government recall three disastrous laws that promise to deregulate the Indian...

Social Media Giants Have Finally Confronted Trump’s Lies. But Why Wait Until There Was a Riot in the Capitol?

Social Media Giants Have Finally Confronted Trump’s Lies. But Why Wait Until There Was a Riot in the Capitol?

After the chaos in the US Capitol, stoked largely by rhetoric from President Donald Trump, Twitter has permanently suspended his account, which had 88.7 million followers, citing “risk of further incitement of violence”. After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due...

There’s a Big Problem With the Murdoch Media No One is Talking About — How it Treats Women leaders

There’s a Big Problem With the Murdoch Media No One is Talking About — How it Treats Women leaders

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has long dominated the Australian media landscape, wielding great political and cultural influence. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd’s record-breaking petition calling for a royal commission into Australian media ownership has once again put this issue in the spotlight. It has gained more than 500,000 signatures and led to a Senate inquiry...

Biden Says the US Will Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement in 77 days. Then Australia Will Really Feel the Heat

Biden Says the US Will Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement in 77 days. Then Australia Will Really Feel the Heat

When the US formally left the Paris climate agreement, Joe Biden tweeted that “in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it”. Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it. https://t.co/L8UJimS6v2 — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020 The US announced...