Category: <span>Social Justice</span>

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...

Why You Should Give to Mutual Aid this Black Friday

Why You Should Give to Mutual Aid this Black Friday

I’ll be honest, I’m skeptical of any brand or company that claims to be doing any kind of altruistic alternative form of Black Friday. Not that it’s impossible that any are doing so, but that the goal remains to sell as much as possible – be it through traditional or ethical consumerism.  That’s not to...

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...

10 Podcasts Hosted by BIPOC Women to Tune Into

10 Podcasts Hosted by BIPOC Women to Tune Into

BIPOC is an acronym used to refer to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. Although the term is gaining popularity, it was actually coined way back in 2013. Cynthia Frisby, strategic communication professor at the Missouri School of Journalism explains how the term evolved: “The Black and Indigenous was added (to POC — people of colour)...

Climate Justice: Here’s How You Can Help Philippine Victims of Typhoon Goni and Vamco

Climate Justice: Here’s How You Can Help Philippine Victims of Typhoon Goni and Vamco

The Philippines has just about had it with natural disasters. While some Filipinos are trying to get back on their feet after the devastating wrath of Typhoon Rolly (known around the world as Typhoon Goni) on November 1 that killed 26 people, here comes Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) sending almost the entire island of Luzon into...

Africa is Not a Country: Dispelling Common Stereotypes and Western Narratives of Africa

Africa is Not a Country: Dispelling Common Stereotypes and Western Narratives of Africa

In the year 2014, the African Students Association of Ithaca College in New York launched a photo campaign called ‘The Real Africa: Fight the Stereotype’. The purpose of this social media initiative was to educate and raise awareness about the common stereotypes surrounding Africa and its people; misunderstandings like Africa being a country rather than...

Why Does Africa Have So Many Problems?

Why Does Africa Have So Many Problems?

Abuja, Nigeria – As Nigerians protest against SARS, similar protests are also underway in Guinea, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, and various other African countries. In fact, this report by IRC ranks the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria among the world’s top five countries facing humanitarian crisis in 2020 followed closely by Burkina Faso, Burundi,...

Keyboard Warriors: Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?

Keyboard Warriors: Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?

Digital times call for digital measures. We have digital banking, digital shopping, digital learning, and yes, even people power and activism have taken the digital route. Prior to the internet revolution, people had to take to the streets to voice out their concerns and demands. But now, there are digital platforms that serve as a...