Conner Martinez

About Conner Martinez

A freelance journalist and storyteller interested in politics, culture, and all the untold stories this world has to offer. Conner's reporting focuses on global conflict, social movements, economic injustice, and human rights violations. I did my undergraduate work at Pitzer College (Claremont, CA), where I earned a Bachelor's of Arts in International Political Economy.

Supreme Court Rules Colorado Baker Can Refuse To Make Wedding Cake For Same-Sex Couple

In a 7-2 ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted in favour of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple in Colorado. It was the court’s decision that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had been hostile to the business owner Jack Phillips’ ‘religious beliefs,’ and […]

The Imminent Dangers Of The Trump Administration’s Proposal To Open The U.S. Coastlines To Oil Drilling

U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zink, has proposed the next step in developing the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The program will allow oil exploration in previously banned pockets of the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific coasts. According to Zink, the drafted plan includes 25 of […]

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 […]

Trump’s Highly Political Decision On Jerusalem Must Become A Call For International Action On Behalf Of Palestinians

Palestinians have taken to the streets in large numbers to protest the recent decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets were used to clear protestors from the […]

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 […]

The Politics Of Wealth Leave Jacksonville Residents Vulnerable To Future Natural Disasters

When Hurricane Irma ripped through the Florida coast on Sunday September 10, it destroyed homes, downed trees, and displaced many people. The storm also shed light on one of the most overlooked problems with U.S. urban real estate, which is that almost always it is the poor who occupy properties […]