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Need for Immigration Reform Being Underlined in Blood

April 23rd, 2014 | by Elena Rodemann

Two months ago 15 people drowned trying to cross the border, after the Spanish military police shot rubber bullets at the frightened and exhausted, people. As untold numbers perish trying to flee to safety, the desperate need for immigration reform continues to be written in the blood of these dead refugees


Who are Spain’s Homeless Residents?

April 11th, 2014 | by Elena Rodemann

Our growing economic crisis has forced more people from various socioeconomic backgrounds to live on the street; now increasing numbers of Spain's homeless population were formerly members of the middle class


Restrictive Spanish Abortion Law Violates Civil Rights

April 8th, 2014 | by Elena Rodemann

In Spain, legal abortion has been available since 2010, but now that situation is changing. The Spanish minister of justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, has proposed a law to restrict safe access to legal pregnancy termination for nearly all women, with only a few exceptions


Toxic Paris Smog is Choking Us All

March 25th, 2014 | by Elena Rodemann

The Eiffel Tower disappeared last week, hidden beneath an opaque layer of filthy Paris smog. Temporary measures have been instituted to limit more air pollution, but why don’t we prevent these problems from ever occurring



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