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Will Scotland Choose Independence?



Scotland, Inverary Castle, Photo by Rolf Bach

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 10:42 a.m. DST, 9 June 2014 GLASGOW, Scotland — The Scottish referendum on independence will take place 18 September 2014. If 40% of the population in Scotland vote in favor of separation, Scotland will be an autonomous nation once again, following 300 years of political fusion with Great Britain. […]

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Chicago Teen Fatally Shot After Obama Gun Violence Speech



President Barak Obama Speech, Photo by Penn State News

Patrice Ellerbe, Staff Writer Last Modified: 12:53 p.m. EDT, 21 February 2013 CHICAGO, IL. – Hours after President Barak Obama gave his Inaugural speech, in which he pushed for tighter gun control laws; a young woman was fatally shot only one mile from the President’s Chicago home. The victim was 18-year old Janay Mcfarlane. Earlier […]

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Oil for Silence Fuels Bahraini Torture Deaths




Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:49 PM EDT, 23 May 2012 MANAMA, Bahrain — The call for democracy that began during Bahrain’s Arab Spring has fomented into a full-scale revolution in response to the ruling Sunni monarchy’s persistence in maintaining power by refusing to acquiesce to Bahraini citizens’ demands for democratic elections. External human rights […]

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Waris Dirie | FGM vs Circumcision



Waris Dirie, Photo by One Young World v2

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 16:00 PM EDT, 3 May 2012 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is currently one of the most egregious women’s rights abuses occurring globally. It is a subject that is hard to discuss because of its intimate, sexual and graphic nature. However, it is exactly because of the life-long psychological and physical […]

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