On the surface, the Philippines' drug war is just a crackdown on the illegal drug trade. In reality, this "crackdown" initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte, has had over 2,000 people killed in its name, with as many as 58 deaths in just 3 days. Tens of thousands more are thrown in prison. This is much due to the shoot first policy, where police will shoot anyone "suspicious" of any drug activity without even searching them or their homes, or taking them in for questioning. As you can imagine, many of those killed for the drug war have never partaken in any drug-related activity and were wrongly shot down. Even saying they were part of the drug trade, gunning them down is not the answer. This drug war has become an international outrage condemned by many activists and politicians from around the world. However, Trump praised Duterte and the drug war, even inviting the Philipinnes' president to the White House. How do you think America and other countries around the world should act?
Oct 13, 2018
Currently the economic and numismatic situation in Greece is tremendously deplorable. The substantive amounts of refugees have culminated in the chaos that has ubiquitously existed after the bailout referendum. Unemployment has risen to 21%, one of the highest figures in Europe. The national debt of Greece places the country in second position worldwide. And regardless of the wage levels, approximately 60% of the gross pay is removed due to extreme income taxes. The prime minister has essentially no diplomatic attitude and has further contributed to the economic crisis that plagues the state. Despite of all the benefits of being a member of the EU, Greece decided to not accept the Troika help, which would possibly assist them in paying any of their debts, while Grexit almost happened. Tax evasion continues to exponentially proliferate, while social welfare is at its lowest. Myriads of people starve, education is limited and work positions have ceased to develop.