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Island Prison: The Right to Freedom of Movement on Lesvos, Greece

  By Hannah Eash-Gates On a Monday evening in late August, Afghan refugees gathered in Sappho Square in Mytilene on the small island of Lesvos, wearing shirts with the date they arrived in Greece. Many shirts revealed an arrival date … Continue reading

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Austerity worsens Puerto Rico’s pain

By Peter John Cunningham I still remember being excited before Hurricane Ivan, the first major storm to pass through Jamaica since Hurricane Gilbert devastated the island in 1988, almost 30 years beforehand. Ivan hit the country in September of 2004, … Continue reading

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Do Pharma Companies Still Deserve Legal Protections?

By Matt Barg Over the last several decades, there have been intermittent, but unsuccessful, efforts to rein in the pharmaceutical industry with legislation and increased regulation affecting pricing, corporate tax, and intellectual property protections. Pharmaceutical corporations invariably argue that such … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Trump: More Monopoly Pricing in Developing Countries Will Not Reduce U.S. Drug Prices

By Jason Blanchette Those of us who believe that access to medicines should not differ by wealth status are nervously waiting for President Trump to pursue what will likely turn out to be an industry friendly approach to pharmaceutical prices. … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Just About Flint: Water As A Human Right in the United States

By Tanisha Canty People are suffering from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, parasites, hair loss, permanent neurological disorders, anemia; raw sewage pools in their yards, separated from the children’s toys by thin scraps of metal; even their livestock are diseased from grazing … Continue reading

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Citing Right to Education, Advocates Seek Sanctuary Status for Boston Schools

By Aja Watkins and Kevin Murray The Boston City Council held a March 7 hearing on a resolution, introduced by Councilor Tito Jackson, to declare Boston Public Schools sanctuary schools. A sanctuary school would refuse to participate in any action … Continue reading

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Protecting Migrant Workers across the Trumpscape: The Case for an Integrated Approach

By Caroline Kelley Since November 9, 2016, citizens of the United States, Mexico, and the world have wondered who will advocate for their rights in the new geopolitical landscape. They have fearfully ruminated on the breadth of executive power, and … Continue reading

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