Our World

  Maria Campasso, Correspondent (Our World)   The sun starts going down in Kennett River, a small town in Victoria, Australia. There are many eucalypts trees around here, and it is quite easy to spot koalas in them at this time of the day. But we might not see them in 30 years’...
The aim of this article is to counter the general fear that has spread around European citizens after the recent terrorist attacks, through the only means we have: rationale and cultural tools. In fact, after Orlando and Nice, criminal experts raised the following issue: are we sure that we...
On a visit to Calais camp last September, President of France, Francois Holland, set up an action plan to dismantle the camp and relocate over 3000 migrants to reception centres in several locations around the country. Holland declared that this step has been taken because of humanitarian reasons related...
Pfizer reported in 2014 that the profit from this particular vaccine was 4.3 billion USD and that it’s expected to grow to 5.8 by 2020. This huge profit comes from the willingness of several countries to buy a life-saving vaccine with a hugely inflated price. In the United States, for...
Racism is the act of labelling someone in a negative way because of his/her colour, religion, nationality, sexuality. We have been told since we were kids that we should not mock someone because of his/her differences. However, this easy lesson "no differences, we are all equals" seems to be more...
Investigations state that eight million children are currently abandoned in orphanages. The Global Panorama takes a closer look at the issue. The discrepancies between the claimed and the concrete do abound. But as actions speak louder than words, and thorough investigations are likely to blow the lid off the huge...
State government under fire by National Human Rights Commissions Accusations of gross negligence and violence of Indian security forces towards women have been uncovered through an investigation of India’s national human rights commission. Indian police are accused of raping and assaulting 16 women in the Chhattisgarh state, with over 20 other...
This June, there were international celebrations due to America’s legalisation of same-sex marriage. Rainbow flags were flown with pride, with social media also joining in with the festivities; the popular rainbow filter flooded Facebook, and the ‘rainbow heart emoji’ was widely used on Twitter. Although America’s progress should be...
Guantánamo bay, known by many as the living hell, is still housing detainees in 2017, continuing to be an embarrassing fact for an America that considers it an indelible stain etched on its history. Guantánamo Bay dates back to more than a century, a period most marked by the Spanish-American war, and...
The pain of hunger affects more than 805 million people worldwide, and traps them in a vicious poverty cycle While you're reading this, you'll know that you will have enough food to last you the month, the week or at least just for the day. While we are here complaining about...