Kathleen Stone

About Kathleen Stone

I am currently a student at Bates College studying sociology and education.

U.S. Reports Higher Number Of Troops In Afghanistan Than Expected

The Pentagon announced Wednesday, August 30, 2017, that there are an estimated 11,000 American troops in Afghanistan, 4,000 more than the approximate number of 8,400 under the Obama administration. The reporting comes a week after President Donald Trump announced his plan for an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan. According […]

Several Civilians Dead In Syria After US-Led Airstrike

Multiple civilians have been killed in Raqqa, the capital city of ISIS-held Syria, after two consecutive days of airstrikes. In the past forty-eight hours, The United States carried out thirty strikes in Syria and Iraq. Twenty of those strikes targeted Raqqa and the surrounding area. The Syrian Observatory for Human […]

Over 50 Missing After Refugees Forced Off Boat Into Yemen Sea

In less than 24 hours, two separate groups of migrants and refugees were “deliberately drowned” by human smugglers off the coast of Yemen. The first incident occurred Wednesday, August 9, 2017, when the International Organization of Migration (IOM) found 29 bodies buried on the beach. According to Laurent de Boeck, […]

Trump Unveils New Immigration Legislation

Early Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump revealed his support for new immigration legislation in the United States. Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia co-sponsored the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, which would cut legal immigration in half and favour skilled labourers […]