A Bittersweet Accomplishment: Rhetorics and El Chapo’s Capture

by Arturo Mendoza   On the 8 of January 2016, at 19 passed twelve, justice prevailed. Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, the notorious drug lord that escaped from a maximum security prison in July 2015, was recaptured. Just between 2006 and 2012, the war on drugs in Mexico cost the lives of more than 60,000 people. Killings, torture and disappearances haven’t stopped. Mexico has bled. Mexico … Continue reading A Bittersweet Accomplishment: Rhetorics and El Chapo’s Capture

The European Union: United or Untied?

by Baris Celik When I write the phrase ‘the international environment of the EU’, I stop and ask myself: Wait, isn’t the EU already an ‘international environment’? So why using the phrase then? It sounds like the EU is something like a national entity like the United States and what is left outside it stands as ‘international’. No. The EU, as all of us well … Continue reading The European Union: United or Untied?

Property may be theft, but rent is daylight robbery

  by Jack Layton 4am is a magical time of the day. It sits precisely in that limbo between yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It’s when the best parties go on to, and when the dawn chorus finds its’ voice. It’s also when my flatmate and her boyfriend wake me up on a regular basis with their loud sex. There’s nothing quite like being woken up in … Continue reading Property may be theft, but rent is daylight robbery

Comfort Women Issue between Korea and Japan

  by Wint Jan It is fact the past Japanese empire during WW2 exploited a number of women of in its conquered territories as sexual victims with the name of “comfort women” during the times. The women who were forcibly abused by the military force of the empire had various nationalities such as China, Taiwan, Korea, Netherland, Thailand, US, France, UK and even in Japan itself, … Continue reading Comfort Women Issue between Korea and Japan

From The Editor | 1st February 2016

Hello and welcome to the February edition of The Priori, a new online magazine designed to give a new view on the world and its affairs.  January is a tough month for everyone. The financial belts get tighter whilst the literal belts get a lot looser. It can also be a tough month for politics. As the US political class battles its way through presidential candidacy, … Continue reading From The Editor | 1st February 2016

London’s mayoral election is a single issue referendum: who will solve the housing issue?

by Hari Raithatha Much of the focus of the forthcoming London mayoral election has been the issue of solving London’s housing crisis. As London expands, demand for property and property values in the capital have soared. With rental prices at an all time high and an average property being worth upwards of £500,000 compared to a national average around £200,000. In October 2015 a report … Continue reading London’s mayoral election is a single issue referendum: who will solve the housing issue?

Who will win the Democratic and Republican Party nominations in 2016?

 by Joel Rafferty Generally, I’m not a betting man — particularly with this many GOP nomination hopefuls. However, I’ll make an exception and go ahead and try and predict something. … but, then again, I may be wrong. Regardless, I’ll throw out some thoughts, and see what takes hold.  I’ve written about quite a few political subjects and phenomena, but the question of who will win … Continue reading Who will win the Democratic and Republican Party nominations in 2016?

The New Priori Logo

by Amy Lucas Having known Kestell Duxbury for many years, and having been close friends throughout our teenage years, it is a real privilege to finally reveal the new artwork for The Priori! I am incredibly proud to be included in such a wonderful endeavour, and it is a pleasure to be placed among the writing and works of such intelligent and interesting people.  Kez … Continue reading The New Priori Logo