Our Willingness To Give Up Fast Fashion

Featured Image: Tomas Munita Throughout 2020, infographics have been the new favourite method to deliver information for Instagram users. They’re clear, concise, and quick to digest, catching the eye with bright colours and bold fonts. A topic that infographics touch upon frequently is fast fashion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gaia…

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I Want to Hear it From the Workers: My Hope for Pandemic Literature

Featured Image: United Nations COVID-19 Response I read Zadie Smith’s Intimations near the end of my quarantine, just before I was called back to work. The book is a collection of short essays written during the early months of lockdown that reflect on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Intimations is the first book marketed as a…

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Part XXVIII: Use of Languages in the Republic

Featured Illustration: Lyn Risling *Note: This work was inspired by the history of language imperialism and the constitutions of countries including, but not limited to, India, Bangladesh, and South Africa. Emulating the style of several real constitutions, Levinthia’s constitution devotes long passages to explaining the importance of developing indigenous languages, despite maintaining the use of…

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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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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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Uyghur Muslims: Oppression and Forced Labour – A New Trend For The Fashion Industry?

Featured Image: Lutpulla – Anonymous “Kindness is a mark of faith and whoever is not kind has no faith.”  – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) . . . The History: Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group in Xinjiang, a northwestern region in China. Xinjiang is the ‘so-called’ home to 10 million Uyghurs. From having their own culture…

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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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