Author: Taylor Mason

Texas Abortion Law Puts Thousands At Risk

On September 1st, Senate Bill 8 took effect across the state of Texas. The bill bans abortions as early as six weeks, including for cases of rape and incest, making Texas the most restrictive state in the country. The law goes so far as to allow private citizens to sue

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Where Do Afghan Refugees Go Next?

On August 24th, Airbnb announced that it would give 20,000 refugees free temporary housing, and 165 refugees have already been placed in housing across the United States. Companies in the U.S. like Texas Medical Technology are using their resources to provide jobs, housing, and accommodations for Afghan refugees. With bipartisan

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Conflict In The DRC And The Failings Of The UN

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has faced ongoing conflict since 1994 after refugees from the Rwandan genocide fled into the eastern Kivu provinces. Hutu refugees formed armed groups in the region, which caused Tutsi refugees to partner with local groups in response. Weak governance and security in the

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Violence on the Rise in Nigeria

On July 18th, a military jet over Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara territory was shot down by a group of bandits responsible for recent kidnappings in the area. The Alpha Jet was part of the air force mission tasked with flying over the Zamfara, Kaduna, and Katsina regions and countering their escalating

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Cubans Take To The Streets As Economic Situation Worsens

Over the past week, protests have erupted in Cuba following food shortages and blackouts amidst the worsening economic crisis. In an interview with CNN, a resident of San Antonio de Los Banos said that the neighbourhood had been experiencing power outages for a week. Furthermore, according to US News, this

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Myanmar: On The Brink of a Severe Humanitarian Crisis

Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Myanmar’s military to release Nobel Laureate and former State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi. After Suu Kyi’s party was ousted from government on February 1, the Myanmar military began arresting and detaining political opponents and demonstrators alike. The military justifies its

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