We’ll Get You All: Terror As a Response to Terrorism

A spray-painted swastika and the words: “We’ll get you all” deface the door to the home of seven Eritrean refugees just days before one, Khaled Idris Bahray, is found stabbed to death in his own courtyard. In Dearborn, Michigan, on February 12th, an Arab family is attacked after being called “terrorists” and ordered to “goContinue reading “We’ll Get You All: Terror As a Response to Terrorism”

Hondurans Face Expedited Removal at US Border

Human Rights Watch recently reported that Honduran adults seeking asylum in the U.S. are subject to “rapid – fire screening”: a process which involves deporting migrants without proper assessment. Migrants have mixed motives for leaving Honduras, but with the highest murder per capita rate in the world, many flee to the U.S. to escape theContinue reading “Hondurans Face Expedited Removal at US Border”

The Human Right to Housing

“This fact–the great fact that poverty and all its concomitants show themselves in communities just as they develop into the conditions toward which material progress tends–proves that the social difficulties existing wherever a certain stage of progress has been reached, do not arise from local circumstances, but are, in some way or another, engendered byContinue reading “The Human Right to Housing”

The United States’ ‘Hypocrisy’: International Reaction to Ferguson

The United States prides itself on being a champion of human rights around the globe. But what happens when human rights become an issue within its own borders? On August 9th, 2014, white police officer Darren Wilson shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA. We do not yet know exactly whatContinue reading “The United States’ ‘Hypocrisy’: International Reaction to Ferguson”