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May 13, 2021
‘It’s Like a Black Hole’: ICE Has Been Holding Kids in Indefinite Detention
The agency has sent an unknown number of teenagers to juvenile jails and won’t tell anyone why.
May 11, 2021
Colombian Protesters Are Ready for the Long Haul
After nearly two weeks of protests against neoliberal reforms and police violence, Colombia’s conservative government has refused to make any major concessions. The demonstrations continue.
April 29, 2021
Save the Planet or End Poverty? How to Escape the Extractivist Dilemma.
A nearly forgotten proposal could help keep oil in the ground and reduce inequality.
April 21, 2021
Climate Change and Capitalism Are Forcing Chilean Farmers to Abandon Their Land
Severe drought and a privatized water system have left small growers high and dry.
April 21, 2021
Climate Change Will Force Us to Rethink Migration and Asylum
As climate change accelerates, it will become increasingly untenable to reduce US immigration and asylum policy to a question of border security.
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April 9, 2021
In Ecuador, a Presidential Election With Global Reach
The runoff this Sunday will determine not only who will be president—Andrés Arauz or Guillermo Lasso—but also whether Ecuador will continue to lead the fight against elite financial corruption.
April 1, 2021
Biden’s Plan for Central America Is a Smokescreen
The US government looks to continue militarizing borders in Mexico and Central America, effectively kettling migrants looking to escape poverty and violence.
March 31, 2021
In the Depths of the Pandemic, Tracing My Family’s Contact
A family grapples with disappearance, loneliness, and angst during a pandemic.
March 30, 2021
The Ongoing Persecution of Steven Donziger
The environmentalist lawyer marks 600 days under house arrest—with no end in sight.
March 23, 2021
What Salvadoran Activists Can Teach Us About Building Coalitions
The water defenders recognized the fight was less a contest of right versus left than right versus wrong.