On November 4th, 2020 the United States officially withdrew from the 2017 Paris Agreement on climate change. The action, consistent with President Trump’s America First foreign policy, stands to disjoint any unified front in the global climate effort. But why is the Paris Agreement so important, and what does it mean now that the United States has withdrawn?
On September 14th, 2020 a nurse, Dawn Wooten, working in the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) alleged rising rates of unnecessary hysterectomies among immigrant women. While media coverage primary focused on the hysterectomies, Project South, Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide released a supplemental report condemning a variety longstanding ICDC medical practices, ranging from medical neglect to rotten food.
When the Coronavirus hit Africa, migrants, refugees, and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) were confronted by a crippled healthcare system with insufficient preventative measures against the spread of COVID-19, causing many migrants to risk their lives, and the lives of others, to escape the African Continent by any means necessary.
Through forced displacement, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is slowly dissolving Tibetan communities. Local protests against these discriminatory policies resulted in violent clashes with police, while internationally, human rights groups have called it cultural genocide.
( Burmese migrants peel shrimp in a processing plant in Thailand. (Photo: Thierry Falise/ILO) On October 15th, 2019 the Singaporean Ministry of Manpower (MOM) published the “Foreign Worker Experience Survey” depicting the “well-being and employment conditions” of migrants working in Singapore. The Foreign Workers Survey asked a number of questions, including two questions on food … Continue reading Overlooked and Underfed: Migrant Food Security in Singapore
On July 11th, 2019, twenty-two "Western countries", countries marked by substantial European heritage, signed a letter condemning major human rights violations in Chinese Xinjiang Uighur camps. The next day, thirty-seven countries signed a response in support of Xinjiang’s policies, calling out the “Western letter” as slander. With allegedly 1 million Chinese Uighurs in camps, the … Continue reading Uighur Camps and the Belt and Road Initiative
On June 2, 2019, Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy Trade Negotiator of China declares that his country “will not back down” in a trade war with the United States. Wang’s statement, in response to rising economic tensions between Washington and Beijing, signals continued escalation of the trade war that some say is … Continue reading Regional Influence and the US-China Trade War