An argument for open borders: why denying citizenship based on birthplace is as arbitrary and unfair as denying it based on skin color
In case you missed it: mapmaking as empire-building, QBs protesting police impunity, and the specter of tacos on every corner…
What happened in the world this week? Read on for the FARC treaty, the beginning of the end (maybe) of private prisons, the lead emissions-crime rate link, border vigilantes, and more dirt on Trump.
On Wednesday, July 13, El Salvador’s Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the nation’s Amnesty Law, passed in 1993. The law–passed in 1993, just five days
#BlackLivesMatter – a few links to try to process and reflect on this week’s horrific shootings.
I will not be silent anymore. Black lives matter.
News of the week from Casa Marj: July 4th edition
Last week, Britain voted to leave the European Union, passing the “Brexit” referendum with a 52% majority. But even though many Americans are appalled, the sentiments underlying Brexit are not so different from those arising in U.S. politics.
This week is the Jewish holiday of Passover. At this time, it is especially important for us to recognize today’s migrants and refugees. Instead of viewing mass migration as a crisis, we can view it as an opportunity to uphold our morals and welcome the stranger.
Food for thought from the past week. News and recommended reading in U.S., Latin American, and global politics from the week of April 4, 2016.