Weekly RoundUp (5/17-5/23)

Monday:   Texas lawmakers have approved an abortion bill Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) that makes abortions past the 6 week mark illegal. The bill includes cases of impregnation by rape and incest, the only exception being medical emergencies. The bill also grants the right for private citizens to sue abortion clinics or anyone aidingContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (5/17-5/23)”

Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man

News recently broke that the former president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, is to be tried for the murder of his presidential predecessor, Thomas Sankara. Over 30 years ago, on October 15th, 1987, Thomas Sankara was assassinated by an armed group during a coup d’état organized by his former colleague and friend, Compaoré. Sankara wasContinue reading “Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man”

Weekly RoundUp (5/10-5/16 )

Monday:  The Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem was stormed by Israeli forces during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza, has called for a new uprising and fired multiple rockets at Jerusalem and southern Israel. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has stated, “Israel will respond veryContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (5/10-5/16 )”

Palestine-Israel (Updated 5/18)

IMAGE BY: Klassic Kowal A deadly occupation that has spanned over 70 years and is woven with settler colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and violence has boiled to a head once again.  On May 7th, Palestinians began protesting in Jerusalem in response to a pending Israeli court decision. The verdict would allow Israeli landlords, who claim thatContinue reading “Palestine-Israel (Updated 5/18)”

Weekly RoundUp (5/3-5/9)

Monday:  Protests have broken out in Colombia over a tax reform that increases taxes on businesses and individuals amid an economically damaging pandemic. The mostly peaceful protesters clashed with police, leaving at least 37 protesters and one police officer dead. Police fired multiple shots, used teargas, hit people with shields, and rammed motorcycles into theContinue reading “Weekly RoundUp (5/3-5/9)”

Weekly Roundup (4/26-5/2)

Monday: Hospitals in India are running at maximum capacity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Many of them are forced to turn severely ill people away due to a shortage of oxygen supplies. According to a White House statement, more than $100 million worth of oxygen cylinders, concentrators, oxygen generation units, PPE, vaccine-manufacturing supplies,Continue reading “Weekly Roundup (4/26-5/2)”

Weekly Roundup (4/19-4/25)

Monday: Protesters have taken to the streets in Chicago after 13-year old Adam Toledo was fatally shot in the chest by a police officer. In released body cam footage, Toledo does not appear to be in possession of a weapon as he is shot by Officer Eric Stillman. A handgun was found at the sceneContinue reading “Weekly Roundup (4/19-4/25)”

The Individualist Climate Change Illusion

We’ve heard it forever. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Turn the water off while you’re brushing your teeth. Stop using plastic straws. These are just a few of the luminous mantras coined by the media. From a young age, Americans are exposed to the mindset that the biggest changes to the environment we can make come fromContinue reading “The Individualist Climate Change Illusion”

Weekly Roundup (4/12-4/18)

Monday:  Protests have broken out over the death of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis. Wright was shot and killed by ex-officer Kim Potter after he was pulled over for an expired registration tag and because an air freshener was allegedly obscuring his rearview mirror. An investigation has been launched into the bodycam footage of the officersContinue reading “Weekly Roundup (4/12-4/18)”

The Tumultuous Legal Journey of Forced Sterilization in the United States

Around the middle of September in 2020, a whistleblower exposed suspicions of unconsented sterilization of migrant women under ICE’s authority. The news garnered popularity amongst social media platforms and prominent political figures like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A report from NBC News, written by Danielle Campoamor, stated that while nurse Dawn Wooten was working inContinue reading “The Tumultuous Legal Journey of Forced Sterilization in the United States”