Opinion: Double Standards

With the bloody conflict in Libya drawing to a close, Western media attention seems to be focusing on the situation in Syria. But while some revolutions have managed to gain the spotlight, others have been ignored. While blood flows on the streets of Damascus and Homs, anti-government protests continue in both Yemen and Bahrain, and both revolutions have been brutally suppressed. Yet when Gaddafi killed protestors on the streets of Benghazi, the violence was condemned, and before long, NATO had begun its operations in Libya. Is it then that the plights of the Bahraini and Yemeni peoples are less important than those of Libyans and Syrians? That is simply not true… continue reading →

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About Deepi Virk

Deepi Virk was born in the UK in 1994 to Indian parents, but now lives in the Republic of Ireland. From an early age, he was exposed to racial discrimination and poverty, and this has had a lasting impact on him. Through his experiences, Deepi has learned valuable lessons about the world, and how to change it. His motivation is his need to change the world for the better, and at the age of 14, he realised that the system simply doesn’t work. He is currently in his last year of school, and hopes to pursue a degree in PPES (Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Sociology) at Trinity College, Dublin.

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