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June 15, 2021
UNITED STATES
The Case for Military Justice Reform
BY ETHAN MORALES
For eight years, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has introduced the same bill in...
Voting Behind Bars: Why Incarceration Should Not Limit the Right to Vote
BY SANJANA MANJESHWAR
On March 2, as congressmembers considered the For the People Act, a bill that would...
WORLD
The Child Made Your Chocolate
BY GARRETT LAYTON
Modern Slavery Individuals at the bottom in a supply chain are often separated from the...
Trauma Such as This in Peacetime: The Story of the 2020 Belarusian Protests
BY KATHERINE BOOSKA
“I saw bruises that covered their entire bodies...I was particularly struck by a bruise on...
CALIFORNIA
Weathering the Storm: How California Needs to Adapt to Sea Level Rise
BY ERIKA HSU
The classic postcard image of beautiful wide, sandy beaches in California is under threat by...
Cash v. Climate Change: A Dangerous Mix for CA Politics
BY IZZY VINYARD
In recent years, the world has been focusing its collective policy making efforts towards combating...
Posts tagged as “secularism”
At Face Value: Full-Face Veil Bans in Europe
BY DOUGLAS HUNEKE ON APRIL 28, 2018
If Denmark is any indication, the conflict between secularism and multiculturalism in Europe is not likely to be settled any time soon. The government of…
‘The Creeping Iron In The Soul’ : Babri Masjid in 2018
BY MEHER WADHAWAN ON MARCH 14, 2018
“It is not madness; not lunacy. It is the creeping iron in the soul.” In December 1992, India was shaken awake by the news of…
France’s Burkini War: Conflating Islam and Terrorism
BY TAYLOR FATHERREE ON OCTOBER 11, 2016
On July 28, the French Riviera town of Cannes implemented a new law that would quickly become a trend: they banned the wearing of the…
Religion and Politics: The Limitations of Secularism and Liberal Discourse in the Non-West
BY ANA SINGH ON MAY 29, 2016
This past weekend, Europa Laica (Secular Europe), a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of secularism, the secular state, and the separation of church and…
An Indian Inquisition
BY KUSH BERRY ON APRIL 12, 2015
The chaotic days of India’s partition still leave their mark on the country’s conscience today. In 1947, India and Pakistan found themselves tangled in religious…
After Every Winter Comes Spring: Tunisia’s Democratic Flowering
BY YUN RU PHUA ON MARCH 31, 2015
On December 17th,  2010, a 26 year-old vegetable-seller named Mohamed Bouazizi had his unlicensed cart and products confiscated by a policewoman in the Tunisian city…
The Murder of Avijit Roy
BY OLD WRITER ON MARCH 18, 2015
On February 26, Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy was murdered in the street by religious extremists in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Roy was an avid advocate for secularism…
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Homeland: Life in the Disputed West Bank
BY NIKOLAI SCHWEBER
Israeli-Arab diplomatic breakthroughs mean little for West Bank residents August 2020 —A crowd of hundreds...
What Makes a Terrorist, What Makes an Ally
BY GARRETT LAYTON
As members of the United States, we are given a designated list of what groups...
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