It is not hard to look around today and realize we are in the midst of constant tension between the people and the state. Naturally, protest seems like a first step at absolving these conflicts. Passion and anger begin to fuel you. Those emotions whither away almost as quickly as they charged you. Headline after […]Read More The Age of New Protest
This is a letter to myself, and more importantly, to whoever is listening. Horror. Panic. Anxiety. Will I live to see my children grow up in a world consumed by climate-caused destitution? A world full of poverty, food shortages, environmental decimation, a complete and utter obliteration of all things as we know? I face these […]Read More A Letter to Those Responsible
Written by Maeve McKaig Although humans have been aware of the threat of climate change for decades, it seems as though the immediate need for action is just now sinking in with the recent publishing of the United Nations report and the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Unfortunately, it is alarmingly too little, too late. Scientists […]Read More Assessing Mental Health Under The Threat Climate Change
Written by Vera Ting Just days before Thanksgiving this year, five shootings took place across America. Given the recent slew of domestic terror attacks — which also includes a series of bomb threats and two other high-profile shootings in Pennsylvania and California — a reevaluation of the conversation on gun laws in America seems to […]Read More Where is the Conversation on Gun Rights Now?
Written by Blair Peppe Governor Cuomo has reached an agreement with Entergy (the company that owns the Indian Point nuclear power plant) to shut down operations by April 2021. The Indian Point nuclear power plant is in a sensitive area: 30 miles from Midtown in New york City, 65 miles from the Hudson Valley, and […]Read More Indian Point – A Symbol of Nuclear Energy in America
Written by Maria B. Bernedo Ever since his election, President Trump has not stopped when it comes to designing new ways to put the freedoms of Americans under attack. After withdrawing the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council and retiring the US from the Paris Climate Accord, Trump’s latest destructive proposal comes […]Read More 14th: Amendments, Immigration, and Birthright
Written by Bronwyn Simmons Driven by greed and ignorance, we have pushed our environmental home to the point where it pushes back, wreaking havoc on us with natural disasters and famines. Yes, fossil fuel use has greatly contributed to global warming, but a large amount of the carbon that we’ve released into the atmosphere comes […]Read More Soil as Solution