Mask Up: It’s Pro-Life

Posted on July 28, 2020 By

by Sophie Trist and Alex Christian Lucas First section by Sophie Trist: In Japan, where the culture emphasizes communal welfare over individualism, wearing masks is common even outside of a global pandemic. Japanese people often wear surgical masks if they have a common cold, to reduce their chances of spreading germs to others. In countries…

“I Gave Birth to Too Many Children”: Population Control and Repression in Xinjiang

Posted on July 21, 2020 By

by John Whitehead The Chinese government is currently pursuing a campaign of repression against Muslim ethnic minorities in the region of Xinjiang. Prompted by fears of terrorism and separatism, the roughly three-year-old campaign has reportedly involved surveillance, imprisonment, and psychological and physical torture. The campaign may also involve coercive population control, including sterilization and abortion….

#SayHisName: The Medical Murder of Michael Hickson

Posted on July 14, 2020 By

by Sophie Trist The death of forty-six-year-old Michael Hickson of Austin, Texas from Covid-19 exists at the intersection of several critical social justice conversations: pervasive prejudice within the medical system, the devaluing of disabled lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the catastrophic effects of the novel corona virus on Black and Brown communities. But apart…

Planned Parenthood Staff Revolt

Posted on July 7, 2020 By

by Rachel MacNair   The Uprising Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is one of the regional affiliates of Planned Parenthood, covering New York City and the nearby area, administering several PP centers. A June 18 Open Letter, signed by over 300 people, was published which started: The CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater…