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September 25, 2015
Why Do Sex-Work Diversion Programs Fail?
New York’s scheme to divert sex workers from the criminal justice system has often further criminalized them.
September 24, 2015
The Rise and Fall of Guatemala’s Most Feared General
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a US-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
September 18, 2015
Europe’s Handling of the Migrant Crisis Shows Just How Morally Bankrupt It Has Become
While the spotlight turns to refugees from violence, Europe keeps its poorest migrants in the dark.
September 14, 2015
How Xenophobia Could Ruin the Best Thing About the EU
If the European Union can’t agree on a common resettlement policy for refugees, one of its signal achievements—open borders among member nations—could disappear.
September 11, 2015
Guatemala’s Civil Society Just Did the Impossible
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don’t inspire confidence.
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September 8, 2015
The Unionization of Digital Media
A recent string of campaigns show that while unions at “legacy” newspapers are eroding, organizing still has a place in the digital space.
September 1, 2015
The Global Fight Over Our Drinking Water Is Just Getting Started
And already, people are figuring out successful ways of pushing back against privatization.
August 26, 2015
China’s Meltdown Goes Deeper Than the Stock Market
The market’s volatility hurts share prices, but the turbulence in China’s real economy has plunged workers into poverty and fatal risks on the job.
August 12, 2015
Former Peace Corps Volunteers to John Kerry: Stop Sending Military Aid to the Dominican Republic
Their letter arrives as international groups once more fail to prompt US action on the violation of human rights.
August 12, 2015
Amnesty International Is Finally on the Right Side of the Sex Work Struggle
The international organization's bold move is lauded as a strong first step by those it affects the most—individuals within the sex industry.
Melissa Gira Grant