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U.S. open to intervention in Venezuela

U.S. open to intervention in Venezuela

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

In a press conference meant to detail new sanctions against Venezuela on Jan. 30, Defense Secretary John Bolton held a notebook with what seems to either be a terrible blunder, or a deliberate threat, scribbled in black ink on the first page are the words “5,000 troops to Colombia.” Venezuela is ...

Saudi columnist exiled by Crown Prince

Saudi columnist exiled by Crown Prince

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Last month, journalist and Saudi Arabian exile Reem Suleiman was jailed and tortured by Saudi officials after being told to stop writing by Saud al-Qahtani, the right-hand man to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, as reported by Al Jazeera Arabia. This came shortly after columnist Jamal Khas...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Uganda Uganda’s tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda is facing backlash after making comments suggesting that the country should showcase “curvy women” in order to attract more tourists. Kiwanda suggested the plan at a plus-size beauty pageant “Ms. Curvy Uganda” saying that the full-bodied mod...

Gang violence torments Puerto Rico

Mei Lander, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Over the last month, a rise in gang violence in Puerto Rico has been creating fear and chaos. Day or night, people are fearful and uncertain of what to do about the number of homicides that have occurred. Even authorities are stumbling with what to do next. According to the Associated Press, in just...

USSR’s capitalist experiment, effect

USSR’s capitalist experiment, effect

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

Marxist economic theory historical materialism rests on the premise that capitalism is an exploitative, even morally evil process which leads to inequality, social depravity, and the degradation of freedom. The Marxist objection to capitalism can be understood with the theory of surplus labor. In order...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Australia Australia in the midst of one of its hottest summers on record. The heatwave has led to wild horses dying, 50 wildfires burning on the island of Tasmania and even snakes seeking refuge in people’s toilets in order to remain cool. The city of Adelaide reached a record high temperature of 4...

News in Brief

News in Brief

January 25, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Brazil Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took a stand for right wing populism at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland on Jan. 22. Bolsonaro said that Brazil would purge left wing ideology from its politics and ideology, saying that his government’s motto is “God above all things.” Bolsonaro...

PG&E files for bankruptcy after forest fires

PG&E files for bankruptcy after forest fires

Elliot Adamson, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

In the aftermath of a sequence of brutal years of wildfires for the state of California, the government has cast the blame on the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E. After failing to address the numerous safety issues that have arisen, PG&E has filed for bankruptcy, deepening a financial struggle...

Zweigenhaft featured by AOC

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been making waves with her bold, unapologetic progressivism and charismatic demeanor. Some say her behavior is unbecoming of a congresswomen, but others see her enthusiasm as just the type of energy that Washington desperately needs. One of the ways she i...