Author: Conner Martinez

Racial Bias In America: A White Denial Of History And Fact

Recently, there has been a myriad of news stories where racial bias lead to the police being called on innocent black people. It’s important that these stories be heard, and that the black men and women who lived through them are given the opportunity to tell them. Additionally, it’s imperative

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Journalists In Mexico Continue To Be Killed Without Justice

The number of journalists killed worldwide on account of their work has gone down once again in 2017. However, journalists in Mexico faced a particularly deadly year. Outside of conflict zones, Mexico was the deadliest location for journalists. It has been reported by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) that

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Election Crisis In Honduras Sparked By Violence And Corruption

Frustrations over upcoming election results in Honduras turned violent on Friday, December 1, causing twelve injuries to civilians according to police reports. Tear gas was deployed to shut down protests that occurred at multiple locations, such as outside the vote counting centre in Tegucigalpa. A curfew was put in place

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2017: A Deadly Year For The Transgender Community

In a new report from the LGBTQ advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), 2017 is now on the record as the deadliest year the transgender community has had in the past decade. Due to the fact that many victims of violent crimes often go unrecorded as being transgender, the numbers

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Poor Air Quality In New Delhi Putting Lives At Risk

On Tuesday, November 7, a dangerous cloud of pollutants surrounded the city of New Delhi. Air quality had been noticeably bad in the days leading up to Tuesday, but that’s become a normal occurrence in New Delhi. Air pollution was so thick on Tuesday the city had to halt all

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Conflict And Crisis In Yemen

Yemeni health officials have reported that on Wednesday November 1 an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition killed 25 civilians on a busy Northern Yemen street. The coalition is currently attempting to influence outcomes of the Yemeni Civil War, and before the incident had already been included on a United Nations

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Catalan Referendum: Not Seeking Traumatic Split

The people of Catalonia held an independence referendum October 1, 2017. The Spanish Government declared the vote unconstitutional and sent Spanish police into Catalonia to stop the vote. As Catalan citizens tried to vote, police raided polling stations firing rubber bullets into crowds of people and dragged innocent voters out

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