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Eradicating capital punishment

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     This article gives a brief summary of contemporary lethal injection procedures around the United States, with particular attention to botched executions in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Ohio. The problem with lethal injections arises in part from Europe's refusing to supply the United States with such lethal drugs and in part from America's supposed invariable acceptance of the death penalty. As accomplished capital punishment abolitionist Bryan Stevenson has held, “we don’t rape rapists, because we think about the person who would have to commit the rape.

Primer on Palestine, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) was created in 1971 for the purpose of providing information and analysis on the Middle East for use by larger media outlets. It is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Washington, D.C. This Primer on Palestine, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict includes information about the land, the people in the region, and socio-political events up until 2014.

Gentrification Crisis in EPA

Like many cities in the Bay and across the nation, East Palo Alto is being squeezed by the process of gentrification. Many people argue that this is a "natural" market process, but they are failing to consider the displacement of working-class families and the ethnically diverse culture that will be lost with it.

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