Venezuela has erupted in violent protests, with students igniting fires in the streets of Caracas and other cities across the country. The anti-government tensions have boiled over since the election of President Maduro after Former President Hugo Chavez’s death in March of last year. These riots may be the beginning […]Read more ›
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This past Thursday, the Afghan government released 65 prisoners against the United States’ various protests. These prisoners are suspected Taliban militants, and the U.S. fears that upon their liberation from Bagram detention center, they may resume their violence. The U.S has labeled these detainees as being directly linked to several […]Read more ›
Syria began the process of shutting down its chemical weapon production in early October, a response to international backlash for chemical warfare. In August, Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered attacks on a rebel uprising using sarin gas, a neurotoxin, and the U.S. had threatened retaliation if Syria did not cease […]Read more ›
A recent survey by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) showed that many countries in Europe are displaying a decrease in Jewish identification. This means that fewer Jewish people are wearing clothing and accessories of religious significance. 22 percent of European Jews hiding their identity led to an investigation by Jewish Times […]Read more ›
On Saturday, Oct. 19, Mount Holyoke’s Think Outside the Bottle (TOTB) campaign held a #DumpDasani event on Skinner Green in response to recent advertisements from Coca-Cola, meant to endorse Dasani bottled water. The event was also intended to encourage students to switch from bottled to tap water. The group spent […]Read more ›
At the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, the United States Federal Government shut down for the first time in 17 years. Over 800,000 people are out of work, from National Park Guards to scientists at NASA, due to this year’s special case of “continuing resolution.” Budgets […]Read more ›