Isabella Barrengos


About Isabella Barrengos

Isabella is a student at Bates College majoring in Anthropology and Classics.

Peaceful Protest Met With Violence in Turkey: Authorities Break Up Sit-In Protesting the Hundreds of Disappearances During Political Unrest

Turkish police violently broke up a peaceful protest in Istanbul last Saturday, using tear gas on a crowd of participants in a regular vigil for those who disappeared at the hands of the government during political unrest in the 80’s and 90’s. The Saturday Mothers, as they are called, have […]


Uighur Muslims Suffer In Chinese Re-Education Camps But China Says There Is No Such Thing 2

This week, China has once again denied claims that they are holding at least one million Uighur Muslims in reeducation camps, despite the UN’s growing evidence against them. In Xinjiang, reports of reeducation camps for Uighur Muslims have become more concerning as members of this ethnic minority go missing or […]


Dozens Killed In Violent Attack Against The Southern Somalia Military Base

Dozens were killed in a violent attack by the jihadist militant group al-Shabaab against the Bar-sanguni army base in southern Somalia. The al-Qaeda-linked organization set off a car bomb this past Monday before charging the army base and sustaining heavy gunfire before the base was retaken by officials, reports BBC. […]


Unfair Election In Zimbabwe Leads To Riots

Zimbabweans were hopeful for change on Monday when they lined up to participate in the first presidential election since former President Robert Mugabe was ousted in November of 2017. Mugabe’s former right hand man and acting president, Emmerson Mnangagwa represented the governing Zanu-PF party and ran up against opposition leader […]


Terrorists Versus Symbols Of Freedom: Israel Freezes Fund For Families Of Palestinian Martyrs And Prisoners

This Monday, the Israeli Parliament passed a bill that freezes funds allocated to Palestinian attackers’ families. According to the Washington Post, the Martyrs’ Fund, as it is called, sent a monthly stipend to families who had lost a relative to violent demonstrations against Israel such as riots or suicide bombings, […]