June 20, 2016
Early last Sunday morning, on 12th June 2016, lone gunman and American citizen Omar Mateen entered the Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, and shot and killed 49 people and wounded over 50 more. It is the deadliest mass shooting in the United States to date. Allegedly, Mateen made a call to 911 pledging allegiance to ISIS and ISIS claimed the attack shortly after. Any correspondence between Mateen and the radical Islamic group...
June 15, 2016
The issue: Next Thursday, 23rd June, UK citizens will be voting in a referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom will stay in the European Union. The last referendum of this type was held in 1975, when citizens voted to remain in the EU. However, many European and British politics have changed in the last 40 years. The UK is currently one of 10 EU member countries who pay more into the EU budget...
May 22, 2016
On 12th December 2014, the Finnish Parliament approved a bill establishing marriage equality that arose from a citizens’ initiative campaign called “Tahdon2013.” On 20th February 2015, the President signed off on it. In Finland, this was the first ever law to be instigated by a citizens’ initiative and approved. It will take effect on 17th February 2017. According to Finland’s Citizens’ Initiative Act, in order to engage the parliament to consider a proposal for the...