Corruption

What is Happening in Sheikh Jarrah?

“We’ve been living in this house for 65 years. Each stone or sib of sand reminds us of our parents and ancestors. Our kids are scared. They keep asking us why the Israelis want to kick us out.”  -Aref Hammad, a Palestinian resident of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.  Located in… Read More »What is Happening in Sheikh Jarrah?

Pfizer: The Lethal Ethical Code

Pfizer is a multinational pharmaceutical corporation that has products in almost all pharmacies around the world like Advil, Nexium, Lyrica and many more. Pfizer’s ethical controversies reached a peak in 1996, when an outbreak of meningitis took place in Nigeria, where two hundred children were given medications without their parents’… Read More »Pfizer: The Lethal Ethical Code

Russian Tremors at the Pantheon

The mass of protesters started gathering at the Pantheon around 11 AM yesterday. The skies threatened them with an angry downpour, which never came to pass. Age-wise, they were an assorted bunch; from parents with toddlers to students to the elderly. Country-wise, they were from all over the world; from… Read More »Russian Tremors at the Pantheon

INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

Credit: Reuters An earthquake, several airstrikes, and a nuclear bomb. That’s what came up in a Beirut resident’s mind on Tuesday 4th August, when a devastating explosion at the city’s main port brought destruction to the Lebanese capital, killing at least 200 people and wounding 7000. The blast’s cause can… Read More »INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

The purpose of this article is to analyze the socio-economic effects of the sanctions imposed on the Iraqi population after the invasion of Kuwait and the consequent war. This analysis will focus on the humanitarian consequences of the sanctions on a country destroyed by bombing, suffocated by an unlimited and… Read More »The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

Russia: Acting Out Democracy as Never Before

On January 15, President Putin held an annual meeting with the Russian government, which is usually a quite unexciting event for both the parliament members and the general public. However, this year’s meeting was preceded with peculiar novelties: Russian media agencies speculated that the recording of the meeting would be… Read More »Russia: Acting Out Democracy as Never Before

TRAVEL BITES: SIHANOUKVILLE AND THE RAISING CHINESE POWER

During my whole life I’ve never been in a place like Sihanoukville, and I’m not talking about anything positive. We are in Cambodia, surrounded by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The city is the one of the most important in here, because of the solid Chinese business invading literally any area.… Read More »TRAVEL BITES: SIHANOUKVILLE AND THE RAISING CHINESE POWER

Why I will vote for Bolsonaro

The “Trump of the Tropics” is the favorite presidential candidate in Brazil. In this article I will analyze why minorities declare they will vote for him, by comparing to Arlie Hochchild’s metaphor of the “line-cutters”.

I am not for SALE, but MY BODY IS. pt2: Survivor Stories

[…] In my next article following this one, I will put excerpts of survivors stories and through their words, create awareness on the issue of sexual exploitation, the various circumstances that lead them into such a dark world and highlight the fact that  sexual exploitation is real and it exists.… Read More »I am not for SALE, but MY BODY IS. pt2: Survivor Stories

The Nobel Prize: A Publicity Tactic?

We’re all familiar with the famous Nobel Prize, namely the award given annually in recognition of academic or cultural achievements in Physics, Medicine or Physiology, Chemistry, Literature, and Peace. How did the Nobel Peace Prize come to be? Was Alfred Nobel a promoter of peace and global cooperation? Or was… Read More »The Nobel Prize: A Publicity Tactic?

I am not for SALE, but MY BODY IS.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Over the course of history, in different parts of our world, women have been neglected and unmercifully constrained in terms of social conditions, political rights, economic opportunities and targets of inequality in a male dominated patriarch… Read More »I am not for SALE, but MY BODY IS.

Demonetization 2016: A stagnant point for the Indian economy and society

  Midnight, November 8, 2016. While the Americans were rejoicing or lamenting the victory of Donald Trump as president of the USA, India was fumbling with suddenly valueless pieces of paper, as the result of one of the boldest government move since the establishment of the Indian republic. Indeed, on… Read More »Demonetization 2016: A stagnant point for the Indian economy and society

Exploitation of Resources: A Dying Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan and Palestine. Famously known as the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea is around 430 meters below the sea level, low enough to make your ears pop on your drive down to this landmark. It is one of the… Read More »Exploitation of Resources: A Dying Dead Sea