Category Archives: Politics

Air Strikes in Syria: Salvation or Slaughter?

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By Sharvani Kim Jeya Putra

 The United States began air strikes without congressional authorisation or the backing of a UN resolution in a renewed war being waged in the Middle East. No evidence was submitted as to whether an imminent threat currently exists in America. However, a Justice Department Memo states that the United States is not required to have “clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future” for there to be an immediate threat, creating a rather dubious precedent as to when the United States can justifiably intervene in other countries’ affairs.

Bring Back Our Girls – Day 168: 1 Free, 219 Still Hostage

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By Honor McGrigor

Susannah Ishaya, one of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April, was freed on Friday. She was discovered in a forest, having wandered for 3-4 days prior to being found. She is severely ill and believed to be 4 months pregnant. Susannah Ishaya is now safe, but there are still 219 girls being held by Boko Haram. The girls still in captivity are presumed to be alive and well, although a mediator who was liaising with Boko Haram reported 2 months ago that 2 girls had died of snake bites, and 20 were sick.

The Scottish Referendum: What Now?

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By Raphaela Ashford

It was the biggest story in the news but a few weeks ago; on TV, all over the internet, even in Ms Jardine-Young’s prayers, but now it seems the Scottish referendum has been all but brushed under the carpet. However as the 2015 General Election approaches the implications of the ‘no’ vote must be called into question. If at this point you were thinking, “Err, I thought a no vote meant no change,” you were mistaken!

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