It’s not Smooth Sailing for Japanese Whaling 

On April 3rd, 2021, four whaling vessels left Ishinomaki and Hachinohe on Japan’s eastern coast. In June, they will be joined by a fifth vessel. These boats are setting out to partake in a highly controversial practice – commercial whaling. This practice has been halted worldwide since 1986, but after

Women in Leadership – Barriers to female political representation

When you hear the word “political leader”, what comes to mind? A man in a suit? Despite significant gains in female representation in powerful roles, such as New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, women remain dramatically underrepresented in political leadership positions. Of the world’s heads of state and government 93%

A New Dawn For Women’s Rights In India

In the early morning of January 2nd 2019 two middle-aged women visited an ancient Hindu temple called Sabarimala in Kerala, South India. They were transported there by ambulance, accompanied by police officers dressed as civilians, and they entered the temple through a side door. According to the Supreme Court of

The Automated Economy And The Case For Universal Basic Income

The future is now. The labour market is poised to make radical shifts due to automation and artificial intelligence technologies. It’s not a part of the distant future; it’s happening now. Self driving vehicles are being tested by a multitude of companies, and automated food delivery systems are already capable

Jacinda Ardern: “The Opposite Of Trump”

She has been described as a political prodigy. As the hero that progressive politics so desperately needs. As the very “opposite of Trump”. At thirty eight years of age New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the world’s youngest female head-of-state, and only the second world leader in history to give birth while