Category: <span>Politics</span>

10 Best Political Podcasts to Keep You Informed (And Become Smarter) About US Politics and the Upcoming Elections

10 Best Political Podcasts to Keep You Informed (And Become Smarter) About US Politics and the Upcoming Elections

As of 16 October, 22 million voters have already cast their ballots in the U.S presidential election, representing roughly 16 percent of the 2016 votes. Analysts are predicting that the voter turnout this year may be highest in all of the presidential elections since 1908. Of course, this election is considered the most important, ever....

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Launches Petition for a Murdoch Media Royal Commission

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Launches Petition for a Murdoch Media Royal Commission

Earlier today, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launched a petition calling for a Royal Commission into the “abuse of media monopoly in Australia” and focussing specifically on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire– News Corp. In a video release, Rudd explains the petition also aims to make recommendations “for media diversity ownership for the future lifeblood of...

Why We Should Care About the 2020 US Presidential Election

Why We Should Care About the 2020 US Presidential Election

The US presidential election is barely a month away (Tuesday November 3) and as usual, the anticipation of who the masses elect as their leader has become the single biggest news item across the globe. With just weeks to go and with results of numerous election polls flooding in, the actions, inactions and every little utterance...

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

In the midst of this pandemic, the race to the White House has begun and the whole world is watching given the results of the 2020 U.S. elections will have an economic and environmental impact on the rest of the world. The stakes at the moment could not be any higher – international trade, security...

‘Expect Sexism’: A Gender Politics Expert Reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership

‘Expect Sexism’: A Gender Politics Expert Reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership

Why are there so few women at the top levels of politics? This question is at the centre of the new book, Women and Leadership, co-authored by Australia’s first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, and former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Using their personal experiences and interviews with an impressive group of eight women leaders...

Should China Pay Reparations for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Should China Pay Reparations for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far been a health disaster of immense proportions. In fact, throughout this century, humankind has not witnessed a health catastrophe of such proportions as this. Over 400,000 people have been killed, and thousands more are still unable to go about their businesses as they normally would. As if these aren’t...

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Our world seems to be constantly in turmoil. When there is no outright crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, then there are always contentious issues. Issues such as racism, capitalism, immigration, poverty and gender are constantly under discussion. Generally, these discussions are held to proffer solutions. Due to their near-universal and complex nature, one would expect...

We Know Racism and Recessions Go Together. Australia Must Prepare to Stop a Racism Spike Here

We Know Racism and Recessions Go Together. Australia Must Prepare to Stop a Racism Spike Here

Generally in Australia, we all get along pretty well and feel good about our society. Studies show we have a strong “social cohesion index,” which has remained relatively stable for the past seven years. But we cannot take this for granted, especially if the coronavirus pandemic also leads to a recession. In the context of...

Amsterdam’s Pandemic Recovery Plan Embraces Doughnut Economics and the Circular Economy

Amsterdam’s Pandemic Recovery Plan Embraces Doughnut Economics and the Circular Economy

According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost the world an alarming US$1 trillion this year and there is little evidence to the contrary. Lockdowns and various other policies currently being used across the globe to fight and curb the spread of the virus have directly resulted in near-total halt in...