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Dastardly attempt to assassinate Umar Khalid Student leader shot at outside New Delhi's Constitution Club

Firebrand student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by an ‘unidentified gunman’ in New Delhi on August 13. The blatant attack, that many see as a scare tactic, ironically took place when JNU scholar was attending a program titled Khauf se Azaadi (Towards a Freedom Without Fear) at the Constitution Club. The program was organised by a group called United…

Latin America struggling with Homicide Crisis

According to a report from the Igarapé Institute, a Brazilian think tank, 2.5 million murders have taken place in Latin American since the year 2000, the Guardian reported. “The sheer dimensions of homicidal violence are breathtaking,” the report says. Latin America is home to just 8% of the global population, but sees 33% of the world’s…

Marielle Franco, a voice for the silenced Brazillian Councilwoman shot dead for protesting against gun violence

Rio de Janeiro City Councilwoman Marielle Franco was shot to death on March Wednesday, March 14, 2018. She was 38. Franco was born in raised in one of Rio’s poorest and most violent areas, the Maré complex of favelas (slums). A black, LGBT woman, Franco became a single mother at age 19, going on to complete college and obtain…

US school children bite the bullet as government dithers on Gun Control Students take to the streets in the March for Our Lives

Students across the United States are participating in the March for Our Lives demanding Common Sense Gun Control Laws. However, given the financial might and political influence of the gun lobby, it remains to be seen if the government would actually enact any laws that would reduce people’s access to firearms.   Occurring a little over…

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