In recent years, misinformation has seen an alarming rise online, festering to an appreciative minority. 2020 has been no different. Continue reading ‘Misinformation isn’t going to go away on its own’: Fake News in the era of Trump and Covid
The new vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech promises 90 per cent effectiveness, but logistical challenges could impede a rollout in many nations. Continue reading Covid-19: Logistical and political challenges could impede vaccine rollout
DONALD Trump’s strategy of signalling to the conspiratorial right has allowed a worrying infiltration of the Republican party by radical ‘truthers’ – one that will remain long after he vacates the White House. Continue reading Donald Trump may lose the White House – but his enabling of QAnon has left a worrying legacy
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, head of PSOE, the Spanish socialists, and in coalition with anti-austerity party Podemos since January, has been taking increasingly ambitious steps in the direction of righting the balance. Continue reading Spain is finally facing up to its contentious past, but has the reckoning come at the wrong time?
New Caledonia is going to the polls for an independence referendum next week – and it would important to talk about the rich diversity of populations so often found in French overseas territories. Continue reading How would New Caledonia’s culturally diverse population factor into independence?
Barbados’ republican surge reflects a nation that is tired of being under the thumb of the Empire a half-century after it declared independence. Continue reading Barbados bids farewell to Her Majesty with Black Lives Matter driving struggle to leave colonial past behind
The erasure of queerness from history goes further than antiquity, with the strongest impacts felt today in the countries affected by colonialism. Continue reading How the British Empire globalised transphobia
October 2020 will see the fourth independence referendum in French New Caledonia, whose results could potentially cause major changes in the geopolitics of the Pacific area. Continue reading New Caledonia: The French overseas territory that might soon become independent
Today marks 75 years since the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Continue reading Hiroshima, the Doomsday Clock and the ever present spectre of nuclear annihilation
The Supreme Court has taken the side of Native Americans against the State, granting Tribal citizens immunity to prosecution by the state of Oklahoma. Continue reading Half of Oklahoma is Native Land – What does this mean?