Category: <span>Politics</span>

Re-Opening Commerce Prematurely is an Act of Class Warfare

Re-Opening Commerce Prematurely is an Act of Class Warfare

There have been protests across the United States demanding that states “re-open” their non-essential businesses as part of a concerted, conservative push to re-open the American economy. While it’s true that millions are suffering economically and emotionally as we shelter in place, this push brings forth a terrifying, eugenics-laden question of “when is it safe...

Can Developing Countries in Africa Really Afford Pandemic Lockdowns?

Can Developing Countries in Africa Really Afford Pandemic Lockdowns?

ABUJA, Nigeria: When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, it’s fair to say, most nations weren’t prepared. Regardless of this though, with typical human fortitude and panache, we have watched as countries across the globe set about fighting the biggest threat mankind has faced in modern times. Since there is no proven strategy or vaccine...

Climate Philanthropy: Born of Benevolence or Self-Interest, Does it Really Matter?

Climate Philanthropy: Born of Benevolence or Self-Interest, Does it Really Matter?

The world’s richest man and Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has decided to throw his wealth behind the climate change battle in a bid to save our environment. The Amazon CEO took to Instagram to announce a new fund to back scientists, activists and organizations working to mitigate the impact of climate change across the globe....

How To Get Involved in Local Politics and Why It’s Important

How To Get Involved in Local Politics and Why It’s Important

I have to admit that until recently, I had little interest or awareness of local politics. Embarrassingly, my dad is actually a political journalist, specialising in local politics. He even has two published books out on politics, that I haven’t read (soz dad). As I became older, I was slapped with the fact that politics...

How Big Money Influenced the 2019 Federal Election – and What We Can Do to Fix the System

How Big Money Influenced the 2019 Federal Election – and What We Can Do to Fix the System

Amid the ongoing bushfire and coronavirus crises – and the political kerfuffle surrounding the Nationals and Greens – you’d be forgiven for missing the annual release of the federal political donations data this week. Nine months after the 2019 federal election, voters finally get a look at who funded the political parties’ campaigns. The data...

Accelerating Positive Change By Increasing Women’s Political Participation

Accelerating Positive Change By Increasing Women’s Political Participation

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Happy Friday guys! With the Australian bushfires still raging in some regions (RIP to the US firefighters who lost their lives in the NSW bushfire plane crash) and other areas in drought, to get the rain we did over the last week...

NGOs Call for Immediate Action from U.S. Customs to Block Import of Palm Oil Produced Using Forced Labor

NGOs Call for Immediate Action from U.S. Customs to Block Import of Palm Oil Produced Using Forced Labor

New evidence of forced labor against Procter & Gamble’s joint venture partner, Malaysian company FGV Washington, D.C. – This week, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced it is suspending certification bids for the non-certified units of FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) –– one of Malaysia’s largest palm oil companies and a joint venture partner...

The Most Important Issue Facing Australia? New Survey Sees Huge Spike in Concern Over Climate Change

The Most Important Issue Facing Australia? New Survey Sees Huge Spike in Concern Over Climate Change

While most Australians still view the economy as the most important issue facing the country, a new survey released today shows climate change is rapidly becoming a major concern, as well. Now in its 12th year, the Scanlon Foundation survey is the largest- and longest-running poll tracking public opinion on social cohesion, immigration, population and...

Why Don’t More Women Win Science Nobel Prizes?

Why Don’t More Women Win Science Nobel Prizes?

All of the 2019 Nobel Prizes in science were awarded to men. That’s a return to business as usual, after biochemical engineer Frances Arnold won in 2018, for chemistry, and Donna Strickland received the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics. Strickland was only the third female physicist to get a Nobel, following Marie Curie in 1903...