Have you ever thought about what it would be like to not be able to brush your teeth? Have you ever wondered what you would do if you could not bathe, or turn on the tap and have a nice cool drink of water? What would it be like to be unable to cook a meal for your family because turning on the faucet yields a brown, foul smelling liquid?
If we’re completely honest with ourselves, this election season is a mess. The messiness is a result of several converging factors, chief among them the voter suppression efforts and the Donald Trump effect. Recent voter suppression legislation is a direct backlash against the diverse electorate that turned out for the 2008 presidential election. Since then states across the country have passed measures making it increasingly difficult for vulnerable populations to
In 2012, several members of the Russian band Pussy Riot were convicted of hooliganism and imprisoned for criticizing Russian president Vladimir Putin. Their chosen method of protest was to sing an anti-Putin anthem in the Christ Savior Cathedral, the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Moscow. Their performance and arrest garnered global attention and, as a result, their battle against corruption in the government and in the legal system
On November 20, 2014 Peter Liang mishandled his weapon while patrolling in Brooklyn. He approached an unlit stairwell with his gun drawn – a violation of procedure – and it went off. The bullet ricocheted off of a wall and struck Akai Gurley who was walking down the stairs with his girlfriend. Instead of providing emergency first-aid at the scene Liang and his partner argued over who would call it