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U.S. sanctions do not promote human rights, they violate them

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist April 15, 2021

For many, United States sanctions are falsely considered to be forms of nonviolent diplomacy used in the name of protecting human rights. They are posited and instituted as purely economic solutions...

Illustration by Lanh Tran

Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds

Nidhi Jaltare, Columnist November 7, 2019

The only way America survived the war against the Islamic State was with the help of Syrian-Kurds, who lost their lives alongside American soldiers trying to protect the world from ISIS. And now, they’ve...

illustration by Luke Hampton

Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Andy Monserud March 6, 2014

The last few weeks have treated Russia very poorly. Following one of the most tense Olympics in recent memory, two of Russia's allies, Ukraine and Venezuela, erupted in violent protest in opposition...

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Jade Blake-Whitney September 24, 2013

Should the United States use air strikes against the Syrian Government?  Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they think about the US government using air strikes against...

U.S. Needs New Policy in Syria

Andy Monserud September 19, 2013

It seems, miraculously, that the Syria situation has calmed down –– from the American perspective, at least. Bashar al-Assad, the East Mediterranean nation's dictator, recently agreed to a plan, proposed...

Whitman Progressives Spark Political Dialogue

Lorah Steichen September 19, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Whitman students and members of the Walla Walla community gathered at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Main Street to protest proposed American military action in Syria. Among...

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Julie Peterson September 27, 2012

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le April 12, 2012

105,285,196 Number of combined YouTube and Vimeo views on the Kony 2012 video as of Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The video was posted on Monday, March 5, 2012. 4.5 Average number of months it has...

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