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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Illustration by Edyn Parsell

Reimagining Human Rights: How Children are Fighting for Climate Action

Anna Wellborn, Science and Environment Writer February 8, 2024

In recent years, multiple cases of legal action against governments for violating human rights have arisen in response to climate change. Human rights — and in United States courts, constitutional...

What’s up with the World Cup?

Charlotte Wilken, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Talk about the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup has been buzzing around campus and every corner of the world lately. Football itself is not the only reason for this...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

President Biden, just pick up your damn pen

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist April 29, 2021

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have now been in office for 100 days. Like many before them, the first 100 days can set a precedent for the next four years. It is our first glimpse...

Photo by Madaline Stevens

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Sara Platnick February 4, 2016
Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon visited campus for a course and sessions on human rights advocacy.

Brian Concannon Reveals American Injustices

Katy Wills, Columnist February 4, 2016

Brian Concannon is not what I expected him to be. I envisioned the most prominent U.S. lawyer for human rights in Haiti to be big and loud and oozing with self importance. I expected someone who schmoozes–or...

Samuel Moyn Lecture Defines Human Rights

Sarah Cornett April 25, 2013
On Monday, April 22, Historian and Columbia University Professor Samuel Moyn discussed the origin of our definition of human rights in Olin 130.

Recent violence prompts question of which lives matter

November 29, 2012
In light of the recent bout of violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces, we must consider which lives are 'mournable', and acknowledge the universality of human vulnerability.

KWCW Show of the Week

The Editors March 1, 2012
Tune into your favorite revolutionaries, Bailey Arango and Kaity Curry, bringing you a different historical manifesto and accompanying thematic playlist each week.
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