Category Archives: Politics

The real reason behind the rise in hate crimes

Not without exceptions, but discrimination based on race, gender and class have significantly reduced in the 21st century. Despite this, the rectification brought about by the many movements in the past several decades hasn’t been enough to eradicate centuries of inequity and exploitation. In fact, the racist rhetorics used by our present-day politicians is reviving the intolerance towards certain groups

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President Trump has started Trade Wars that could last for decades

On July 6, President Trump slapped the world’s most populous nation with 25% tariffs – a tax on imported goods – on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. The initial round of tariffs saw China retaliate with similar taxes on US goods worth the same amount. Despite having a healthy relationship with Xi Jinping, China’s president for life, Donald Trump

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US’ pullout from the Iran Nuclear Deal and mounting tensions between Iran & Israel

The Iran Nuclear Deal — agreed with the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany — was signed in 2015 to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Under the agreement, Iran would limit its nuclear activities in return for eased economic sanctions. In the past few months, many countries, notably Israel and the United States, have been vocal about Iran’s nuclear programme

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Working towards peace in Korea

In an opening ceremony filled with themes of peace and harmony, Kim Jong-un’s sister and Director of Propaganda, Kim Yo-Jong shook hands with the South Korean president Moon Jae-in creating history by becoming the first member of the ruling dynasty of DPRK to visit South Korea since the division in 1953. This visit was unthinkable until Kim Jong-un announced in January

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