Kathleen Stone

About Kathleen Stone

I am currently a student at Bates College studying sociology and education. I am particularly interested in human rights and community organizing.

Activism Continues As Lebanon Attempts To Repeal Controversial Rape Law

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, activists in Lebanon displayed their latest protest against the controversial Article 522, which allows rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. A proposal to revoke Article 522 will go before Parliament on May 15 and would increase the minimum prison sentence for rapists from […]

The Chemical Attack That Prompted The U.S. Response

The death toll in the northern Idlib region in Syria is expected to rise after a chemical bombing on Tuesday morning that brutally injured over 300 civilians. Many members of the international community have condemned the bombing and blamed President Bashar al-Assad for his suspected role, though both the Syrian […]

Hundreds Jailed In Russia During Anti-Corruption Protests

On Sunday 26 March 2017, thousands of people across Russia marched to protest corruption in the Russian government. Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators were arrested, including Vladimir Putin’s political rival Alexei Navalov, who organized the rallies. Navolov faces fifteen days of jail time for resisting police officers, but encourages supporters to […]

England And US Ban Electronics On Flights From Middle Eastern Countries

Without warning on Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that England would follow the United States’ example and ban certain electronic devices from flights originating from six Middle East countries. The announcement followed an earlier policy from the US Department of Homeland Security that bans “devices larger than a […]

Netherlands Cancels Landing Permission For Turkish Minister

On March 11th, five days before the Netherlands election, the Dutch government denied landing permission for Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, due to his support of the upcoming Turkish constitutional referendum. The referendum, up for vote on April 16th, would expand presidential power and eliminate the prime minister position for […]

Trump Administration Files To Invoke Secrecy Claims In Upcoming Torture Lawsuit

Earlier this week, the Trump administration filed to block certain information from being used in an upcoming lawsuit against two CIA agents for their use of torture during the Bush administration. The filing would not dismiss the lawsuit as previous filings of secrecy have done in the past, but instead […]