Poverty makes indigenous communities all the more vulnerable to COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Historically, indigenous peoples the world over have been devastated by diseases imported into their communities by outsiders. Today, rampant poverty and lack of investment in public health, housing, food and water services only increases the risks they face from the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia: Overcrowded and at-risk Aboriginal people in Australia’s Northern Territory and elsewhere are […]

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For immigrants, this historic library is a quirky U.S.-Canada ‘neutral zone’

February 20, 2020

It’s becoming harder and harder for the Haskell Free Library to be part of Canada and the United States at the same time.  The remarkable, century-old building straddles the border between the two countries — and families that can’t freely across the border, particularly Iranians, have often used it for tearful reunions.  But with ever-greater […]

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Will accountability come to Hudbay?

September 4, 2018

Q’eqchi’Maya women suing a Canadian mining company for alleged human rights violations have “changed our law for the better,” one lawyer told The Guardian. Irma Yolanda Choc Cac and ten other women say that employees of a Hudbay subsidiary committed rape, arson and murder in a campaign against anti-mining activists in Guatemala. The case has […]

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