By Michelle Bovée |
Non-human candidates frequently grace local and national electoral ballots. Limberbutt McCubbins was the first feline presidential candidate in the US; Darth Vader ran for mayor of Odessa, Ukraine; and a rhinoceros named Cacareco was elected to Sao Paolo’s city council. Typically these candidates are nominated as a joke or as a protest, political or otherwise.…
By Michelle Bovée |
Semi-nude paintings by Austrian artist Egon Schiele surprised recent riders of the New York subway, London Tube, and Cologne bus. The works were part of an ad campaign launched by the Vienna Tourism Board. Originally, they were supposed to stand on their own as advertisements for the Leopold Museum. City regulators protested this request to…
Externalization of Migration Policies: How the European Union’s Beloved Human Rights Took a Backseat
By Emile Fabre |
The EU hopes to contain illegal migration flow through a policy of outsourcing migration policies to third countries, but this has negative human rights implications.
By Sana Chaudhry |
Investment into Indigenous languages remains a low priority for the Australian government. Yet without more federal coordination and funding, Indigenous languages risk being lost forever. Protecting linguistic diversity is a global responsibility and Australia needs to accelerate its efforts.
By Jack Erickson |
In spite of public proclamations of cooperation, the People's Republic of China continues a repressive campaign against its ethnic minorities in Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia. Stronger, more consistent action from the U.S. government is required to disincentivize China’s continued violation human rights.
Religious Organizations Can Help Prevent the Targeting of Asian-Background Individuals during COVID-19
By Coretta Lemaitre |
In several countries, including the United States, Italy, France, Australia, and Russia, civil society groups are reporting COVID-19-related verbal and physical attacks on people of Asian descent. Between March and June, over 2,100 COVID-related hate incidents against Asian Americans were recorded by advocacy groups in the United States. During the pandemic, Asian-background individuals and families…
By Camila Bailey |
America’s immigration problems won’t simply be solved with a new administration or new laws. Progress will rely on a change in the rhetoric and discourse surrounding immigration discussions – a move away from focusing on merit based immigration policy and the concept of immigrants as having or lacking economical value.
By Timothy Meyers |
Winning Best Picture this year, Parasite becomes the first international film to do so. This article examines the impact this may have for future foreign films and whether the US is at the precipice of a new relationship with international cinema.
By Annie Shiel |
Allowing the sale of lethal drone-compatible facial recognition technology to Israel would facilitate human rights abuses, make the US complicit, and open a Pandora’s box that can’t be closed.
By Fabio Van Loon |
The United States must prepare for a future in which outer space is a theater for great power competition.