The imprisonment of Alexei Navalny

The imprisonment of Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny. A lawyer, politician, leader, and most importantly – a human being. On 17 January 2021, the 44-year-old Russian was sentenced to three and a half years in prison due to violating his parole which occurred back in 2014.

Air pollution- a threat to human rights

Air pollution- a threat to human rights

Air pollution is a pervasive problem which affects the world’s population at an alarming rate. 90% of persons live in places where air quality fails to meet established guidelines by the WHO. It is responsible for 7 million premature deaths annually, including approximately 600,000 children.

International Women’s Day 2021: Who inspired us over the past year?

International Women’s Day 2021: Who inspired us over the past year?

Days like International Women’s Day also allow us to reflect on the opportunities for change that have been afforded by the complete overhaul of our day-to-day lives. The STAND News Women’s Section looks back over the change-makers and revolutionaries who have made a difference, however small or big, to our lives this year.

Documentary review: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Documentary review: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

“Maya’s encounters with the injustice of the Sri Lankan violence were silenced by the fear and oppression which reigned over the nation for decades. Paper Planes is an anthem of protest against the scapegoating stereotypes which plague the immigrant communities of the world.”

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