The actions taken against the Uyghurs fulfill the criteria for genocide. So why are states hesitant to call it such?
As of 2019, Lebanon began facing their worst economic collapse to date. This led the country to completely mismanaging COVID-19.
Pandemic-fatigued Americans are fleeing to Hawai’i, putting locals at risk and adding to the complicated relationship between the Hawaiian tourism industry and colonialism.
The Sri Lankan government has proposed a ban on the burqa and a shutdown of over 1000 Islamic schools across the country. This is the latest in a series of human rights violations against Sri Lankan Muslims.
In light of allegations of racism against the royal family, the UK must face its colonial history and question the role of the Monarchy to begin addressing systemic racism.
Oil companies have come under intense pressure to shift their business models away from fossil fuel extraction to limit damage done to the climate. Two of the largest, BP and Exxon, have responded in significantly different ways.
Climate change has long been a global issue that is continually worsening. Lawyers and activists alike are looking to add ecocide to the list of international crimes in the hopes of having legal protection for the Earth in coming years.
Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline reveals the failure of the Trudeau government to ease Canada into a more sustainable economy that prioritizes Indigenous communities and energy workers.
Disclaimer: While the panelists mostly mentioned the Uyghur people by name, they as well as Spheres of Influence and UBC International Relations Students Association recognize the oppression of other minorities in the region, including the Kazakh, Kygyz, and Hui, among others. On March 24th, 2021, Spheres of Influence and the UBC International Relations Student Association […]
The first two months of Joe Biden’s administration have been a rebuke to progressive aspirations as the spectre of Trump still looms over the American political landscape.
Clandestine Jewish Purim and Carnaval celebrations in Israel and Brazil, and the relevancy of the cultural celebration of Day of the Dead.
Stateless people have been some of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to accessing health services, especially as a result of the pandemic. In response, the UNHCR has issued certain recommendations.
China and Australia are engaged in a trade war over Australia’s calls for an inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. While acting overtly, China’s position may be more vulnerable than may first appear.
Facebook declines to take action as the BBC reports that plots of Indigenous land in the Amazon are being sold on the site.
To address human trafficking in Mali, the government, NGOs, and the international community need to work together to create a comprehensive and sustainable solution that address underlying economic grievances.
Canada has been applauded for labelling the right-wing group the Proud Boys as a terrorist organization. A bold move, and arguably an important one, but hardly sufficient. The issue of extremist right-wing and white supremacist groups in Canada is not new nor is the Proud Boys an isolated anomaly. Its shameful existence is the result […]
Rates of vaccine hesitancy among Black and Indigenous communities are in part due to centuries of systemic racism within the medical field, and thus require systemic solutions that prevail beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigerian government needs to take proactive measures to increase the security and socioeconomic status of the country to properly address high rates of kidnapping.
For years, Vancouver has been seen as an epicentre of Canada’s opioid crisis. Decriminalization is now on the table and change is imminent, yet many local advocates wonder if this will be enough.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in anti-Asian racism in the U.S which has taken place in the context of long-standing Sinophobia in American history, media, and culture.