Remembering ‘The Jungle’

The European refugee crisis has become one of, if not the most, polarising issue among Europeans in recent times. The shocking images of a war-torn Syrian and refugees’ desperation to escape have been tempered by issues of immigrant’s ties to terrorism, serious crime and various clashes regarding cultural value systems. In general, it seems that … Continue reading Remembering ‘The Jungle’

How bad is the the deep web?

The deep, or hidden, or dark web pops up regularly in the news media. Stories covering drug trading, extreme pornography, and leaked information—particularly Julian Assange and Edward Snowden—are routinely reported. More recent reports have revolved around the illegal weapons trading used to arm ISIS terrorists in Europe. In other words, when reported, it is almost … Continue reading How bad is the the deep web?

The unusually complex issue of why the Japanese still whale

Curiously, despite international opposition, an International Court of Justice order and a decrease in commercial demands for whale meat, Japan appears resolute in continuing to whale in the Southern Ocean. At the end of November last year, a fleet of Japanese whaling vessels set-off to recommence their controversial annual three-month-long scientific research on whale populations … Continue reading The unusually complex issue of why the Japanese still whale