In the U.S.

guns

Why the Gun Violence Research Ban at the CDC?

Published on May 5th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

To better understand which laws and policies actually work to lower gun deaths, accurate research on what is effective is needed; but for decades the Center for Disease Control has been prevented from doing any scientific study on the issue whatsoever... Read More


In Europe

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Need for Immigration Reform Being Underlined in Blood

Published on 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... Read More


Environment

cellphones

Recycling E-Waste and Our Toxic Gadget Relationships

Published on April 21st, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

People in the US throw away over 60 pounds of electronic each year, and all of those expensive gadgets that end up in a dump add lots of toxic pollution to our air, water and soil. Recycling, donating and reusing these devices can potentially make a huge difference, as can thinking twice before purchasing some new fangled object that you probably do not even really need. ... Read More


Activism

pulitzer prize

Snowden NSA Leaks Lead Journalism 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

Published on April 15th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes have been given to the Guardian and the Washington Post newspapers for a series of aggressively fearless articles exposing whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks, which revealed the NSA's extensive global spying network... Read More


In Europe

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Who are Spain’s Homeless Residents?

Published on 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... Read More


Activism

Spanish activists

Restrictive Spanish Abortion Law Violates Civil Rights

Published on 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... Read More


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