West Papua’s ‘Silent Genocide’ mirrors past indigenous oppression

West Papua’s ‘Silent Genocide’ mirrors past indigenous oppression

The ‘Silent Genocide’ is a term used to describe the systematic torture and extermination of the indigenous people of West Papua by the Indonesian government, wherein over 500,000 civilians have been murdered, and many more tortured and imprisoned. Continue reading West Papua’s ‘Silent Genocide’ mirrors past indigenous oppression

From a spark of hope to utter ruin: Syria’s journey since the Arab Spring has seen Assad preside over a decade-long humanitarian catastrophe

From a spark of hope to utter ruin: Syria’s journey since the Arab Spring has seen Assad preside over a decade-long humanitarian catastrophe

In 1994, the younger son of a rather prominent Middle-Eastern family woke up to some unexpected news. His older brother had died suddenly, leaving him as the sole heir to the dictator of Syria. Continue reading From a spark of hope to utter ruin: Syria’s journey since the Arab Spring has seen Assad preside over a decade-long humanitarian catastrophe