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As of February 9, 2020, the Coronavirus outbreak has claimed over 600 lives and infected over 80,000. The figures have surpassed the SARS outbreak in 2002-3, which claimed 774 lives worldwide. One difficulty in containing the epidemic, however, has b...

Coronavirus: The Racism of Fear

As of February 9, 2020, the Coronavirus outbreak has claimed over 600 lives and infected over 80,000. The figures have surpassed the SARS outbreak in 2002-3, which claimed 774 lives worldwide. One difficulty in containing the epidemic, however, has b...

“If we were to hold a minute of silence for every estimated death of a migrant worker due to the constructions of the Qatar World Cup,” Hans-Christian Gabelson, the head of Norway’s trade unions, recently said, “the first 44 minutes of the ma...

Human Rights and International Sporting Events

“If we were to hold a minute of silence for every estimated death of a migrant worker due to the constructions of the Qatar World Cup,” Hans-Christian Gabelson, the head of Norway’s trade unions, recently said, “the first 44 minutes of the ma...

23 September, West Papua, Indonesia: Police shot bullets at protesters, who fired back with arrows. The sky filled with smoke as houses, markets, cars, and government buildings were set on fire. Amnesty International called it “one of the bloodiest...

The Case For Papua Merdeka

23 September, West Papua, Indonesia: Police shot bullets at protesters, who fired back with arrows. The sky filled with smoke as houses, markets, cars, and government buildings were set on fire. Amnesty International called it “one of the bloodiest...

In the New York Times, Trump’s troop withdrawal from northern Syria was heavily criticized as a betrayal of Syrian Kurds who had previously allied with the United States to fight in the war against the Islamic State. Prior to the Syrian withdrawal,...

Abrupt Reporting Amid Abrupt Withdrawals

In the New York Times, Trump’s troop withdrawal from northern Syria was heavily criticized as a betrayal of Syrian Kurds who had previously allied with the United States to fight in the war against the Islamic State. Prior to the Syrian withdrawal,...

A dictator who died serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity in Argentina. The first former head of state to fall subject to the international rights mechanism of universal jurisdiction for a campaign of political terror in Chile. A fugiti...

A State of Emergency

A dictator who died serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity in Argentina. The first former head of state to fall subject to the international rights mechanism of universal jurisdiction for a campaign of political terror in Chile. A fugiti...

More than 10 billion dollars of aid and hundreds of US military professionals were sent under Plan Colombia to modernize and improve its security forces while comprehensively dealing with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People̵...

Temporary Order: Colombia’s Faltering Peace Deal

More than 10 billion dollars of aid and hundreds of US military professionals were sent under Plan Colombia to modernize and improve its security forces while comprehensively dealing with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People̵...

Do robots deserve human rights? It seems like a ridiculous question: Animals have animal rights, property is protected by property rights, and humans are given human rights. But as artificial and machine intelligence continues to develop at an astoni...

Robot Rights?

Do robots deserve human rights? It seems like a ridiculous question: Animals have animal rights, property is protected by property rights, and humans are given human rights. But as artificial and machine intelligence continues to develop at an astoni...

“We’re going to change the world”, claimed Facebook executive David Marcus last May when Facebook announced plans to launch its own cryptocurrency called “Libra.” Facebook announced that it aimed to embed Libra in Facebook’s platf...

Facebook’s crypto venture

“We’re going to change the world”, claimed Facebook executive David Marcus last May when Facebook announced plans to launch its own cryptocurrency called “Libra.” Facebook announced that it aimed to embed Libra in Facebook’s platf...