Islamic State ‘Capital’, Raqqa, Retaken By Syrian Forces

Henry Kincaid With roughly 90% of the Syrian city of Raqqa having been retaken by the nation’s military from Daesh control, the ‘capital’ of the militant group is no more. In an interview with the Associated Press, spokesman for the US-led coalition, Col. Ryan Dillon, has stated that; “This will take some time, to say that … Continue reading Islamic State ‘Capital’, Raqqa, Retaken By Syrian Forces

More Than 500 IS Soldiers Dead And 1000 Captured In Hawija Liberation

Originally published for The Attestor DIBIS, Iraq —  More than a thousand Islamic State fighters have surrendered after losing one of their major strongholds, the city of Hawija. Prisoners, who had previously pledged to fight for the Islamic State, have surrendered en masse to the Iraqi army this Sunday. The men were taken to a military … Continue reading More Than 500 IS Soldiers Dead And 1000 Captured In Hawija Liberation

Blind Contemplation

Back in April, the BBC unveiled its ‘Diversity and Inclusion Strategy’, an initiative designed to represent “everyone” and “all the cultures and diverse voices that make the UK what it is.”, according to Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC. The policy came after the BBC was criticised for not doing enough to tackle the issue of diversity within the company; David … Continue reading Blind Contemplation

140 Characters: Uncivil Discourse in the Online Space

Law of Parsimony  noun, Philosophy. 1. A principle according to which an explanation of a thing or event is made with the fewest possible assumptions.   Attempting to compose a political thesis in the amount of space it takes to write this entire sentence is a complete and utter waste of time. And yes, that was the exact number of characters you would be allotted to write up your thoughts and feelings if … Continue reading 140 Characters: Uncivil Discourse in the Online Space