November 24, 2019

Engraving of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Henry Bryan Hall

via Wikimedia

I have never had to ask for my human rights. They were assigned to me, along with my name and my gender, around the moment I took my first breath. But how exactly does one go about asking for their rights? How can one human be given the authority to determine how human someone else is? The task seems hopeless, as the very act of asking appears to negate your a...

November 17, 2019

#MeToo via Pexels

Chanel Miller was 22 years old when she was raped at a Stanford fraternity party. In her newly released memoir, she describes the various ways in which American institutions failed her, following her assault. Media outlets painted her as promiscuous; lawyers in court portrayed her as a liar. After being found guilty, her rapist was sentenced to six months in prison, of which he ended up serving ninety days. Th...

November 16, 2019

People’s Climate March 2017 in Washington D.C. (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Thanks to the work of environmental activists, people from all over the world now view climate crisis as the ‘most important issue’ of our time. This public recognition, however, is barely reflected in politics. The EU goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 - which, according to the IPCC, is too late anyway - had to be abandoned due to four member s...

June 9, 2019

Inmigrar desde Honduras, El Salvador, o Guatemala a los Estados Unidos no es una decisión fácil o feliz; es una decisión dolorosa y difícil en la que se deja atrás familia, cultura, violencia, peligro, cariño, y miedo en busca del “sueño americano” que promete una vida mejor para la persona tal vez algún día, con suerte, para su familia también. La inmigración centroamericana a los Estados Unidos sube y baja proporcionalmente...

May 22, 2019

A tweet by California's Governor Newsom. 

Over the past five years, there has been a growing case against the use of lethal injections under the death penalty. In 2014, Clayton Lockett’s case garnered international attention for his execution that lasted 1 hour and 44 minutes from the time he was strapped onto the gurney to be killed. Using a drug cocktail never before used in American executions and banned by veterinarians due...

May 14, 2019

Citizens campaigning for protection of Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

On 22 February, the Trump administration announced the final version of their new Title X regulations. The changes to the public law are being labeled as the United States’ 'domestic gag rule' by sexual health advocates, due to the restrictions now set on what doctors can tell their patients about abortion. Outrage from American citize...

May 9, 2019

 United States President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference in February 2017.

On the 9th of April 2019, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected, winning his fourth consecutive term and putting him on track to soon be the longest serving Prime Minister in the country’s history. However, Netanyahu’s political standing could be considered very fragile, as he hardl...

March 3, 2019

Two years after the adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in the wake of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, the United Nations (UN) has completed its preparations to further international cooperation and coordination concerning migration. This comes with the United Nations General Assembly’s embrace of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) on 19 December 2018, two days...

December 23, 2018

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the Amber Charter School in Manhattan

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights lists education as a right for all. New York City, a liberal stronghold, presents an outdated public schooling system whose institutionalized, racist factors permit racial and socio-economic separation within schools. Schools draw from areas around them and are funded based upon the taxes they coll...

December 16, 2018

This is a translation of Callaway McCarren's article The Resurgence of Prison Privatization in Trump's America.

 Source: Charlie Litchfield

在赫芬顿邮报的一篇文章中,伯尼·桑德斯指出大规模监禁和使用营利性监狱作为美国最深的缺陷,他说,“我们有更多的人在监狱里,比世界上任何其他国家,包括共产主义中国,一个专制国家四次我们的规模。美国的人口不到世界人口的5%,但我们约有四分之一的囚犯被监禁 - 约220万人。与其他国家相比,美国监狱人口的庞大规模应足以成为一个警告信号,表明必须对我们目前的刑事司法系统采取措施。


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