by Pier Washpon

‘Sad Day for Warmongers’ as UN Finds Iran in Total Compliance with Nuke Deal
September 1, 2017
The United Nations declared that Iran is adhering to the Nuclear Deal, contrary to President Trump’s and Nikki Haley’s allegations. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it would not go on a “fishing expedition” to satisfy a political point.

Police and Protesters Clash Over Disappearance of Argentine Activist
September 2, 2017
Santiago Maldonado, an indigenous rights activist, was last seen at the site of a confrontation between border police and the Mapuche indigenous community. The Mapuche community is being displaced by the Benetton clothing company. His supporters believe that it was a forced disappearance, and protests in Plaza de Mayo led to 23 people being injured.

North Korea tests most powerful nuclear bomb yet
September 3, 2017
North Korea claims to have developed a hydrogen bomb that could sit on top of an intercontinental missile. Trump responded to a reporter, “we’ll see,” after being asked if he would attack North Korea. North Korea, however, has long displayed willingness to negotiate.

Warning of Planetary Catastrophe’ Putin Joins Calls for Diplomacy With North Korea
September 5, 2017
“There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue,” Putin said. However, President Donald Trump, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Defense Secretary James Mattis continue to threaten war and hostile action.

‘I Just Knew To Run To Save My Life’: Nearly 125,000 Rohingya Flee Myanmar
September 5, 2017
Rampant violence has driven more than 125,000 members of the Muslim community to flee their homes in a span of less than two weeks. Satellite images show whole villages being burned to the ground. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate has remained silent. Makeshift settlements cannot support the overwhelming overflow of people from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

Can Kenya pull off a second election within 60 days?
September 5, 2017
The Supreme Court of Kenya ruled that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission must conduct a new presidential election poll within 60 days of annulling the recent results. While many welcome this decision, they are wary of the feasibility and accuracy of the second election.

Egypt Blocks Website of Leading Rights Group
September 5, 2017
In May, the Egyptian government began blocking hundreds of websites in its wider crackdown on dissent. Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms said that it would use other platforms like Facebook to report on human rights abuses.

The Legal Flaw With Ditching DACA
September 5, 2017
The protection offered to undocumented people brought to the United States as children is allegedly ending under the Trump administration. Although DACA itself went through some legal hurdles, its repeal is “quite likely illegal”, as it appears to violate the Administrative Proceedings Act.

Pope Francis, headed to Colombia, will promote peace accord government signed with FARC rebels
September 5, 2017
Pope Francis is set to travel to Colombia to aid in reconciliation without endorsing specific peace deal provisions. Despite mixed receptions about his intentions, his upcoming trip is “generating enormous interest” among the faithful in Colombia.