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Last year the Zika virus made its way to the Americas. Although this virus, which is transmitted by mosquitos, is not new, it is spreading across countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean with great alarm. The World Health Organization predicts 3 to 4 million infections in the region over the next year, and the virus poses a significant threat to pregnant women and their... Read more
Tags: Latin America, United States
"Undocumented immigrants facing the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan may be too scared to go to the water distribution centers because they may not be able to produce proper identification, according to a local ABC affiliate. Lucia, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who came to the country 23 years ago, has lived in Flint for over a decade. She told ABC that she has been buying... Read more
Tags: flint, undocumented immigrants, water crisis, North America
"The Vermont senator’s political imagination is active against plutocracy, but why is it so limited against white supremacy?" Ta-Nehisi Coates examines Bernie Sanders' stance on reparations. When asked if he was in favor of reparations for slavery, Sanders replied: "No, I don’t think so. First of all, its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil. Second of all, I think it would be very... Read more
Tags: Bernie Sanders, DNC, Election, Presidential Election, Reparations, Reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates, United States
Photo credit: ReutersPicture description: CCTV footage provided by al-Ahli Hospital shows undercover Israeli forces during their early morning raid. "An undercover Israeli military unit has killed a 28-year-old Palestinian man while storming the al-Ahli hospital in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. An estimated 21 undercover officers - known as the Mustaarabin - shot dead Abdullah... Read more
Tags: Human Rights, Israel, Israeli Raids, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Palestine, Israel-Palestine
Photo credit: Gwendolyn SmallsPicture description: A portrait of Linwood Lambert. He is wearing his work uniform."Linwood Lambert, 46, was tased over 20 times in thirty minutes by police the night he died, according to Joe Messa, an attorney for the Lambert family.""During the incident, Lambert appears subdued on the ground and tells police he used cocaine earlier in the night. As Lambert lies on... Read more
Tags: Black Lives Matter, Cruel and Unusual Punsihment, Linwood Lambert, Police Brutality, police brutality, United States, Virginia
Photo credit: Sven Rosenhall/Getty Images/Nordic PhotosPicture description: Oresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark."Sweden is introducing border checks for the first time since the start of the refugee crisis, hours after its prime minister asked European counterparts at a high-level migration conference in Malta to do more to help his country and Germany care for refugees arriving on the... Read more
Tags: EU, Europe, European Refugee Crisis, Refugee, Sweden, Syria, Syrian refugees
Photo credit: AFPPicture description: A refugee, holding his child, wades through water on the coast of Lesbos."At least 14 people, including seven children, drowned on Wednesday when a boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast while trying to reach Greece, local media reported, the latest fatalities in Europe's refugee crisis.The Turkish coastguard recovered the bodies from the wooden boat... Read more
Tags: Boat, children, Drowning, EU, Europe, European Refugee Crisis, Lesbos, Migrants, Turkish Coast
Photo credit: AFP/FilePicture description: Israeli forces open fire during clashes at the Qalandiya military checkpoint near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. One soldier is aiming while another is standing looking forward. Behind them is smoke, and in the background is grafitti."Israeli forces on Wednesday raided Qalandiya refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah,... Read more
Tags: Brutality, Home Demolitions, IDF, Live FIre, Raids, Israel-Palestine
Picture credit: Halee Rock/Missourian via APPhoto description: Two supporters embrace each other following the Monday announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign.After Mizzou students' successful campaign to get president Tim Wolfe to resign, some people began issuing terrorist threats over social media. Because of death threats like "I’m going to stand my... Read more
Tags: Black Lives Matter, Concerned Students 1950, Concerned Students 1950, Legions of Black Collegians, Race Relations, Racial Violence, United States, University of Missouri, White Supremacy