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Beyond ISIS

The ongoing violence across the Middle East and the threat posed by the religious ideology represented by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) should come […]

Iraq, Iraq War, Military, The WIP Talk

Irish People Say No to Domestic Water Charges

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- A contentious issue in Ireland is the government’s decision to introduce water charges for every household. There have been mass anti-water charge […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Ireland, Natural Resources, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings, Water

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Generational Divide

by Ghazal Rahmanpanah –Iran/USA– In the summer of 2013, three decades after the end of the Iranian hostage crisis, the windows of the former United States […]

Feature Articles, Foreign Policy, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Tehran, The World, United States

Kashmiri War Mothers Find Ways to Grieve

by Shazia Yousuf –Indian-administered Kashmir– When I met Taja Begum in the winter of 2009, I could tell she was dying soon. Taja, 75, was skin […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Kashmir, Mental Health, Motherhood, Political Prisoners, Social Justice, South Asia, The World, War & Conflict

They Think We’re Coming for their American Dream: The Salvadorian Immigration Epidemic

By Ghazal Rahmanpanah –El Salvador/USA– A century ago immigration in the United States was synonymous with the image of ships arriving at Ellis Island filled with […]

Central America, Feature Articles, Immigration, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, The World, United States, War & Conflict

Heroes Never Die: The Sundown Parade at the Wagah Border

by Urmila Chanam -India- The cover from enemy fire at the position he decided to occupy was scant, exposing him and his buddy to extreme danger. […]

Feature Articles, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Terrorism, The World, War & Conflict

Back to the War Zone of Iraq

by Miaad A. Hassan –Iraq– Over the past five years I have made several trips to Iraq, the country where I was born and the country […]

Feature Articles, Iraq, The World, War & Conflict

Nepal: Civil War Victims Protest Blanket Amnesty for Human Rights Violators

by Chin Cabrido -Nepal- On April 1, 2013, Nepal’s Supreme Court overturned an ordinance to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), sparking a debate about […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Nepal, Political Prisoners, Strikes & Boycotts, The World, Uprisings, War & Conflict

The Chilean Student Movement: Overcoming a History of Political Repression

by Cassandra S. Stedham –Editorial Intern– There is a certain aura that hangs thick and heavy in the Chilean air. I feel it as soon as […]

Chile, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Prisoners, Teaching & Learning, Uprisings

“No Justice? No Peace!” The Women Absent from Colombia’s Peace Talks

by Moira Birss –Colombia– “No Justice? No Peace!” Never has this chant, which I have heard so often at anti-war rallies, felt so real to me […]

Activism, Colombia, Feature Articles, The World, Violence Against Women, War & Conflict, Women in Leadership

A Family Home Torn Apart in Syrian Government Shelling: Home is Where the Heart Is

by Aloosh Devrim –Syria– Araa, a 37-year-old mother, dashes through the house, hysterically inspecting one room after the other. She is shivering in panic. She tries […]

Feature Articles, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Syria, Violence Against Women, War & Conflict

One Billion Rising Against Sexual Violence: Will It Be Enough for India?

by Chryselle D’Silva Dias –India– I was a schoolgirl when I first experienced harassment on public buses in Mumbai. I still remember the red double-decker #361, […]

Feature Articles, India, Sexual Harassment, Social Change, The World, Uprisings, Violence Against Women