Nigeria: From #EndSARS to #EndSWAT

Featured Illustration: NIYIOKEOWO A video surfaced online on October 3rd, 2020 showing officers from Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit dragging two men out of a hotel and shooting one of them. It has since sparked nationwide outrage and protests. The #EndSARS hashtag, first created in 2017, has been used and trending on social…

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Am I Lucky?

Featured Image: Mahmoud Abu Zeid Am I lucky I am not American? The guns rattling in my head, The banners, the posters, The Black Lives Matter The kids shaking the country till the government falls to its knees.   Am I lucky I am not Yemeni? Constantly fighting the hunger, the pain, the hurt, The…

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Trump’s Presidency Eerily Mirrors “The Mob”

Featured Illustration: Jack Daly Donald Trump has said and done many things that would be considered political suicide for any other Republican candidate. From his impeachment, over 26 accusations of sexual misconduct, to his outrageous political statements, political analysts on both the left and right have predicted that he’d lose supporters. And yet, each time…

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How Do You Get Someone To Unlearn Racism?

Featured Illustration: The 360 Mag We have all seen the video or heard about Jacob Blake — the unarmed Black man who was shot at by Kenosha police in broad daylight with his 3 boys present at the scene. Whether you believe he was a potential threat for leaning into his car or deserved the…

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Hindutva and Nazism: How Europe’s Far-Right Influence Extends Overseas

Featured Image: New Frame In the world’s largest so-called democracy, you wouldn’t expect to see signs of rising fascism and a dark, morbid side to a religion that prides itself on being pacifistic. You wouldn’t expect to see the ideology that led to one of the most horrific stains on humanity blended in with a…

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Why Your Boycott Isn’t Breaking Up Big Tech

Featured Image: Morning Brew There are two different responses I’ve heard in the aftermath of the tech antitrust hearings in late July. And I admit, growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley, the voices I’m surrounded with are likely to be fraught with bias. But it seems like those of us who grew up…

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The Forgotten War In Syria

Featured Illustration: Molly Crabapple As the world continues to struggle fighting the pandemic that has swept us to our knees, many countries like Syria have been facing ongoing battles. The country has been in unrest for a decade, with fighting on its soil every day, as millions of innocent civilians attempt to escape their terrible…

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How Has Black Lives Matter Affected the Rest of the World?

Featured Illustration: Maya Kay Following the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM) has become a widespread phenomenon. A movement that fights to combat police brutality against Black people and abolish white supremacy, Black Lives Matter has provided a much-needed wake-up call to many. All over the world, people are standing in…

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