Should the US intervene in global human rights?

Citizens have the responsibility to intervene in other countries in order to ensure rights for all.   As many 17-year-olds in the United States enjoyed the luxury of a formal education, Sri Lankan teenager Rizana Nafeek traveled from her homeland in 2005 to Saudi Arabia to serve as a maid. Though practically just a child herself, […]

Angelina Jolie honored at UN Agency Awards

Angelina Jolie was honored at the United Nations Refugee Agency Awards ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland on Oct. 3. She was recognized for her work as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in the last 10 years. She also presented the Nansen Refugee Award to the Yemeni aid group Society for Humanitarian Solidarity. The next day, she […]

Letter to the editor

Israel and U.S. relationship under strain  Today marks the day the Palestinian Authority will request the United Nations to recognize the Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and the West Bank) as the State of Palestine. Because of the PA’s unilateral decision to go to the U.N., it has deeply worsened the possibility of future direct negotiations […]