Brazil Decides in Landmark Court Case to Grant Land Rights to Indigenous
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by Delisha Valacheril
6d ago
by Delisha Valacheril A jubilant celebration of color erupted as several indigenous leaders and activists gathered outside the courthouse adorned in tribal wear and brilliant headdresses to rejoice in the top court’s decision to rule in favor of their land rights. Dubbed the “trial of the century,” Brazil’s Supreme Court decided against a so-called cutoff ..read more
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Deadly Earthquake in Afghanistan Magnifies Gender Apartheid Under Taliban Control
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by Delisha Valacheril
6d ago
by Delisha Valacheril The ongoing humanitarian crises as a result of the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist group, regaining control of Afghanistan have been exacerbated since the devasting earthquake hit the country, with women and children bearing the brunt of the struggle. The Herat province has been shaken by two 6.3-magnitude earthquakes in just five days ..read more
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Southern Prisons in the U.S.
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by Abby Shumate
1w ago
by Abigail Shumate Prisons, Historically A quick Google search of “Alabama prison news now” will lead you to hundreds of articles detailing brutal and entirely unnecessary deaths of Alabama inmates. This is not exclusive to Alabama, it’s a trend you can find amongst most other southern states, including Georgia, North Carolina, and Louisiana. The UAB ..read more
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The State of Gun Violence in the United States
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by cerilloc
1w ago
by Caitlin Cerillo Gun violence has always posed a serious threat in the United States. Gun violence can come in many forms, such as homicides, suicides, accidental shootings, mass shootings, and more. It is important to notice that this blog will be about gun violence in the context of the United States. Recent decades have ..read more
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Modern American Slavery: Forced Prison Labor
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by jmdelano
3w ago
By James DeLano Historical Slavery in the United States  Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865 with the ratification of the 13th Amendment. The amendment reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any ..read more
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The Politicization of Immigration and the Notion of Invasion: Human Rights Violations on the US-Mexico Border
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by Lexie Woolums
3w ago
  By Lexie Woolums Trigger Warning: This post discusses immigration, including physical barriers for migrants. The article includes a discussion of some drownings and other instances of death.   Broadly speaking, migration is not a new concept. The United States was built by people who were not from here, including people who were forced to ..read more
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Tragic Killing of a Corporal and the Urgent Need to End Female Genital Mutilation
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by Kala Bhattar
3w ago
By: Grace Ndanu The killing of Corporal Mushote Boma on December 15, 2023, in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya, has brought to light the deeply entrenched issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) and the urgent need for increased awareness and action to eliminate this harmful practice. The tragic incident, where Corporal Boma was stoned to death ..read more
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The Indigenous Justice System: How Underfunding is Failing Tribal Police
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by ekpechtl
2M ago
by Eva Pechtl For a better understanding of the information you will encounter in this blog, it may be valuable to read part one of my series on the Indigenous Justice System, “History of Limitations and Restorative Justice,” on the legal jurisdiction of Indigenous authorities and the traditional forms of justice in many Indigenous communities ..read more
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Inequalities in America’s Foster Care System
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by cerilloc
2M ago
by Caitlin Cerillo Common Misconceptions Foster care is typically seen as a temporary living arrangement for children who are vulnerable due to circumstances like conflict in the family or home or until they are permanently adopted into a family. However, this is not the case for the hundreds of thousands currently living in the system ..read more
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Poland: Human Rights Implications of the Recent Election
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by slian
2M ago
by Jillian Matthews Poland is a highly polarized nation, with many valuing tradition, culture, and national identity. The combination of these three components, along with repeated rightwing electoral victories, has led to the democratic backsliding of the country, seen in their overreaching policies regarding women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and judicial reform. Although many human ..read more
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