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Why The United States Isn’t A True Democracy

With the 2016 US Presidential election in full swing, many candidates have fallen back on praising American democracy. In an interview with Time, Hillary Clinton said “we have to knit this democracy back together”. Clearly, the presidential election is the purest expression of the democratic process… right? Well, not exactly. In fact, not only is the election non-democratic, but America...

Who Are Nepal’s Sherpas & Why Are They Fighting The Government?

The devastating avalanches on Mount Everest, in 2014 and 2015, highlighted some longstanding problems for the climbing industry there. Particularly for local Sherpa guides where issues like overcrowding, safety, meagre wages and insurance are of immense concern. These problems have left many wondering why the Nepal government hasn’t done more to support the Sherpa guides, who risk their lives so...