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    • Temporary Status Means Permanent Uncertainty: Salvadorans and TPS

      Temporary Status Means Permanent Uncertainty: Salvadorans and TPS

      by Susan Bibler Coutin* On January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans would expire on September 9, 2019, giving rise to deep uncertainty about the future of the 195,000 Salvadorans who currently hold… Read More »
    • Abolish the Israeli Juvenile Military Court

      Abolish the Israeli Juvenile Military Court

      by Smadar Ben-Natan* The Israeli public was outraged in December when a video of Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl from Nebi Salah in the occupied West Bank, went viral. The video documents her and her cousin, Nour Tamimi, slapping… Read More »
    • Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Unnatural Disaster

      Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Unnatural Disaster

      by Hilda Lloréns, Ruth Santiago, Carlos G. Garcia-Quijano, and Catalina M. de Onís* Hurricanes are thought of as “natural” disasters, but the social and environmental devastation wrought upon Puerto Rico by Hurricane María last September is really an unnatural disaster resulting from a long history of… Read More »
    • Queerly Tèhuäntin | Cuir Us

      Queerly Tèhuäntin | Cuir Us

      by Edward J. McCaughan & Ani Rivera*  If going home is denied me then I will have to stand and claim my space, making a new culture—una cultura mestiza—with my own lumber, my own bricks and mortar and my own feminist… Read More »
    • Right on Crime: The Carceral State beyond Trump

      Right on Crime: The Carceral State beyond Trump

      by Tony Platt & Chase Burton* While a great deal of attention is being paid to Trump’s possible impeachment or removal and to his unvarnished bigotry and bombastic rhetoric, his government is transforming carceral policies at the state as well as… Read More »
    • #MeToo, Rape Culture and the Paradoxes of Social Media Campaigns

      #MeToo, Rape Culture and the Paradoxes of Social Media Campaigns

      cby Bianca Fileborn & Rachel Loney-Howes* The allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein led to a powerful and widespread social media campaign, with Twitter and Facebook feeds flooded with the hashtag #MeToo. Within 24 hours,… Read More »
    • Recovering Dignity: An Indigenous Woman’s Independent Campaign for Mexico’s Presidency

      Recovering Dignity: An Indigenous Woman’s Independent Campaign for Mexico’s Presidency

      by R. Aída Hernández Castillo* An extraordinary phenomenon is taking place in Mexico: an Indigenous woman representing an Indigenous Governing Council has launched a campaign to run as an independent candidate for the nation’s presidency in the 2018 elections. In… Read More »
    • On the Brink of an Authoritarian Turn: The Catalan Uprising

      On the Brink of an Authoritarian Turn: The Catalan Uprising

      by José A. Brandariz, Manuel Maroto, and Cristina Fernández-Bessa* Spanish conservatives have not ever been interested in winning over their political contenders, they are just interested in defeating them. Guillem Martínez, journalist and writer The resurgence of the Catalan independentist… Read More »
    • US Standoff with North Korea: Why Talk Is the Only Realistic Option

      US Standoff with North Korea: Why Talk Is the Only Realistic Option

      by Gwyn Kirk* Military tensions between the United States and North Korea have intensified to alarming levels in recent months. Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” this isolated nation of 25 million people, and to “unleash fire and fury like… Read More »
    • Outsourcing the Refugee “Crisis”

      Outsourcing the Refugee “Crisis”

      by Julia Morris* Nauru, the world’s smallest island state, located in the Equatorial Pacific, has again catapulted onto the international trading scene. US officials have almost completed their vetting of up to 1,250 refugees, a deal brokered between President Obama’s… Read More »
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