Adil Haider

Significant Digits [05/01/20-10/01/20]

Illustration By Lucy Qi ————————————————————————————————————————————————— 52 Iranian Sites ————————————————————————————————————————————————— The United States killing the major Iranian general via airstrike became the genesis of an international crisis three days into 2020. At POTUS Donald Trump’s initiative, the US nearly pursued further aggressive retribution in a conflict Trump himself effectively started. In a three-part tweet, Trump declared that he would target 52 Iranian cultural sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken in 1979), if Iran attacked Americans or their interests. He then boasted about spending $2 trillion USD on military equipment for “the biggest and by far the BEST [military] in...

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Significant Digits [2/11/19-8/11/19]

Illustration by Lucy Qi The 5th of November —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets on November 5th wearing white Guy Fawkes masks to commemorate both Guy Fawkes Day and the one-month anniversary of Carrie Lam’s ban of the masks, the first invocation of colonial-era emergency powers in over 50 years. Protestors vandalized traffic lights and restaurants thought to be pro-Beijing as police fired water cannons into the crowds. Although fewer people are protesting now compared to the millions in June, the amount of violence and vandalism has increased; 3 people were in critical condition...

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