Blog Posts

Documentary Review: Winter on Fire (Ukraine)
Posted by Jackie Fielder on 10/30/2015 - 23:22
I did not know much about Ukraine, except that separatists loyal to Russia shot down that one commercial airplane this past year, until I watched Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom. Winter on Fire is a perfect introduction to the conflict... Read More
A Look into Russia's Involvement in Syria
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 10/22/2015 - 15:55
Since much of rhetoric justifying military incursion into local conflicts involves human rights, it us useful to get context on issues to see how the rhetoric of human rights justifies war.  Follow this link to listen to a podcast discussing Russia'... Read More
The Dangerous Lives of Colombian Mangrove Clam Collectors
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 09/29/2015 - 09:37
(picture description: two members of the Piangueras community in the tree roots taking a break from arduous work.) I wanted to share the following interview from Vice news because of the situation it describes. Some questions that went through my... Read More
When will Dad come back?
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 09/01/2015 - 16:48
The last time my little niece Raneem saw her dad was when the Israeli shells were falling on the heads and houses of more than 10,000 Palestinians in Shujaiya, east of Gaza City, last summer. My brother Mohammed took the time to help guide many... Read More
The WikiLeaks Files
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 08/19/2015 - 19:46
On August 25, The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire will be available for the first time in hardback form.  WikiLeaks came to prominence in 2010 with the release of 251,287 top-secret State Department cables, which revealed to the... Read More
Detroit Voices
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 08/18/2015 - 17:47
In this podcast, listen to Ron Scott, spokesperson for the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality give a historical background of racial tensions in Detroit and speak about the challenge of police brutality in Detroit. You can listen to the... Read More
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 06/27/2015 - 13:58
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." This morning, June 27th, Capitol police arrested and took into custody Bree Newsome for taking down the Confederate flag at South Carolina capitol. Bree climbed the flag pole to take it down. The... Read More
San Quentin State Prison: Perspectives on Institutional...
Posted by David Alban Hidalgo on 03/20/2015 - 13:22
Last week, as part of my Alternative Spring Break trip, I got to visit San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California. There were several aspects of the visit I found problematic, and that often times made me even feel like I should not have... Read More