Less than a year ago, the status of Poland and Hungary’s EU membership seemed to be in jeopardy. Both countries’ conservative leadership had been accused of undermining democracy and LGBTQ+ rights, pushing the Eastern European states further away from their ...

LOS ANGELES — Last month, Colombia became the latest Latin American country to legalize abortion. The move follows landmark decisions to decriminalize the medical procedure in Argentina and parts of Mexico.  The Colombian Constitutional Court ruled that abortion now be ...

LOS ANGELES — Across Ukraine, war and devastation rages. In the week following Putin’s Feb. 24 war declaration which he framed as a “special military operation” to “demilitarize Ukraine,” Ukraine has been thrown into a drastic battle for survival.  From ...

LOS ANGELES — While there is a lot of debate about who can be, or should be, classified as a political prisoner, it is generally understood that a political prisoner is someone imprisoned due to his or her political activities ...

LOS ANGELES — In August, U.S. President Joe Biden decided to withdraw American military troops from Afghanistan, citing the need to end the “forever war” that created over two decades of conflict.  Shortly after this decision, a swift takeover of ...

LOS ANGELES — The question of whose lives matter has been hotly debated for years, but with the recent escalation of the Russian war in Ukraine, it seems the answer is clear for mainstream Western media: white, European lives matter. ...

LOS ANGELES — The last time a foreign power invaded Europe, few people owned a television. Radio was the most common form of communication, and Steve Jobs was decades from being born. However, now, as Putin moves to occupy Ukraine, ...

LOS ANGELES — In Mauritania, a sparsely populated country on the Atlantic coast of sub-Saharan Africa, enslaved mother Moulkheir Mint Yarba returned from tending to her master’s goats to find her baby daughter dead from exposure to harsh desert elements. ...

LOS ANGELES — 87% of the world’s population agrees that education is a vital part of a child’s development. Yet, in Afghanistan, nearly two-thirds of girls do not attend school or have access to education. How has this egregious disruption ...

LOS ANGELES — The death of a ruthless dictator. A landmark presidential decree. A human rights campaign spanning decades. The unwavering persistence of local civil society. An international boycott.  This is what it took to effectively eradicate systematic forced labor ...