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How US Policy Has Trapped Migrant Workers in an “Open-Air Prison” in Mexico
Thanks to US border restrictions, thousands of migrants are stuck indefinitely in Chiapas, harvesting the fruits that Americans can’t get enough of.
March 8, 2023
When Force-Feeding Is Torture
After years of litigation,
and Type Investigations have acquired footage of a force-feeding at a federal prison. It shows treatment that may amount to torture.
February 22, 2023
Chile’s Battle for Memory: A Report From the Latest Front
The fight over a memorial to my friend Carlos Berger and other victims of the Caravan of Death reveals that there are still many in Chile who resist the lessons of our country’s tragic past.
February 6, 2023
The Pope Delivers a Clear Message in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Francis’s visit sought to address violence and corruption in the Central African state. The violent and the corrupt lined up for an audience.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
February 3, 2023
Ilhan Omar Will Not Be Silenced
The GOP’s decision to remove Omar from her most cherished committee was petty and cruel—but she’s not going anywhere.
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January 30, 2023
Meet Dennis Oya, Patient Zero of the TB Outbreak Sweeping Washington’s Prisons
investigation into the latest deadly side effect of mass incarceration.
Katharine S. Walter
January 27, 2023
“Restore Roe” Is Not the Answer to the Abortion Access Crisis
We deserve better than the return of a law that never worked for everyone.
January 24, 2023
Harvard Changed Its Mind on Ken Roth—Not on Allowing Free Speech About Palestine
If even a highly respected establishment figure like Ken Roth can be targeted for speaking out against Israel’s abuse of Palestinian human rights, where does that leave student organizers like us?
January 20, 2023
Rikers Just Had Its Deadliest Year. Two Authors Explain Why It’s Still Open.
A conversation with Graham Rayman and Reuven Blau about their new book on Rikers Island, a jail system plagued by decades of institutional inertia.
January 19, 2023
Harvard Reverses Course After a “Nation” Exposé
The Kennedy School has decided to extend an invitation to Ken Roth, the former head of Human Rights Watch, after a
cover story revealed that his fellowship was initially vetoed because of his criticisms of Israel.