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    Defunding the Police: A Paradigm to Appeal

    As America heads into the Juneteenth weekend, the circumstances that the country finds itself in could not be more conducive for reform. The protests following the uncalled-for deaths of African-Americans Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have shaken America with their fundamental aspiration to end systemic racism and rampant police brutality. An idea that was once believed to be radical beyond adoption – defunding the police – is now the resounding cry uniting the voices of Black Lives Matter protestors taking to the streets of America. While neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden seem intrigued by the proposition, defunding the police might just be the key to freedom for Americans.

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    The Modi Stimulus Package: It’s Time to Bite the Bullet

    As India hits 140,000 Covid-19 cases and Mr Modi’s apparently great stimulus package gets ramped into action, hopes of economic emancipation for the people are high. However, as economists have concluded, as the lower middle class and service sector workers shall agree, and as I shall elaborate, the apparently prodigious stimulus packaged announced by the Modi regime has proved to be but another hideous attempt to handle the pandemic as an image-issue as opposed to a health and economic crisis.

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    Pandemics and Politics: Covid-19

    With over 1,781,000 confirmed cases and approximately 108,000 deaths worldwide as of April 12, what started out as an epidemic in China, has now become possibly the world’s deadliest pandemic. The coronavirus or Covid-19, promises to not go down without a fight. As the United States of America battles the largest number of coronavirus cases at over 503,000, it has, among several other nations, declared a national emergency. Amidst crashing economies, broken supply chain for food and essentials, and lack of medical equipment, many governments acknowledge the world to be in the state of ‘war’. Having a mortality rate of 4%, and transmissibility of Ro 2.24 to 3.58, coronavirus undoubtedly…

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    The Chinese Demographic Crisis: A Downward Spiral

    With only 14.6 million live births in 2019, approximately 500,000 less than 2018, China’s birth rate is now the lowest it has been since 1949. This is the third consecutive year in which the birth rate has fallen. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the number of births in 2019 were 10.48 per 1000 people.Efforts to head off this crisis, like the removal of the one-child policy, have failed, and China is in for trouble.

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    Not So Ache Din

    As the world transitions into the second decade of the 21st century, India slips back into the not so glorious 1970s.  Popular opinion says Indians are living in an undeclared emergency, it seems the Congress and the BJP have more in common than expected. Communal riots, persecution of demonstrators, people in power blatantly and unfairly obstructing democracy, sound familiar?

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    State-Funded Coal Industries: India NEEDS Climate Justice

    Achieving climatic normalcy is not impossible, especially with a country that has resources like India. We need climate action, and we need it now. If through the constant filing of petitions and strikes, the people of India can convince the government to use the profits generated from Coal India to produce renewable energy, in 4 years, almost every household in India can have electricity generated from a renewable source of energy.

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    Gun Violence: The American Nightmare

    In the long run, continual deaths due to gun-violence could lead to emigration, low employment rates, illiteracy and poverty, fuelling nothing but undeserved supremacy. These issues could outvalue the NRA’s funding to law-makers, because, one way, or another, the American citizens will get what they deserve, life.

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    Breaking the Facade: Abortion Bans

    I may live across the world from Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana, but that does not mean that these abortion bans do not affect me, and every other woman in the world. What conservative law-makers intend to do through criminalizing something that ideally should be a woman’s right, is that they are permanently casting away women's rights, stagnating any progress and trying to create general disagreement among the people of the nation they have sworn to uplift. 

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    Revolution

    When I was younger, my bedtime would be at 9:30. I would be tucked in bed by 9:30, asleep by 10:00, with just about eight and a half hours of sleep before school. Sleeping after 11 o’clock would make me feel like I was breaking a rule or doing something very erroneous. I am fourteen years old today, and I am up at precisely 12:48 AM writing this. So it is quite blatant, a lot has changed. What was once considered by me as something so savage, to never be done is now a habitual aspect of my life. When you ponder over it for a while, you come to…

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    Rape: The Ceaseless Domino

    A number of us wear earplugs when it is noisy, to cancel out any noise around us. However, more often than not, perhaps unintentionally, we do the same with what is happening around us in life. Rape. It is extremely nauseating, the fact that I have to be told not to go out late at night, not to go to certain places, not to wear certain things. Why? Because it is not safe if I don’t. It is sickening, for a child to be told things like this because some men and women cannot, or rather, refuse to contain their emotions. Just something I want to clarify here is that…