The conclusion of prolonged wars was an act that I never questioned until I read that the United States was withdrawing from the volatile Helmand province of Afghanistan.
Though it is not a complete stop to the war, the extraction of troops echoes a broader truth: The end is near.
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The 1960s saw unprecedented levels of discrimination and injustice, yet societies relied on prominent social justice activists to spread messages of peace and to advocate for equal rights among all people.
Dolores Huerta was one such activist whose work in mobilizing civilians paved the way for immigrant and laborer’s rights, and also led to her co-founding the National Farm Workers Association, presently known as United Farm Workers, alongside Cesar Chavez.
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A cancer of violence and intolerance has spread through the Middle East as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – colloquially referred to as ISIS – uses Islam as a false pretense to promote its violent agenda.
Continue reading “Religion and Violence”
I watched this summer’s national events with a heavy heart as protestors from Ferguson, Missouri demanded justice for the death of Mike Brown, an unarmed, Black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer.
Continue reading “Ferguson October”
This is the story of a 17-year-old girl whose passion cannot be wrested from her heart.
Continue reading “Pakistan’s Peace Prize”
As the Editor-in-Chief, I represent The Poly Post in all news-related articles that I have written, but not in this column. Here, I am writing to you as Salina Nasir, a fourth-year Journalism student with a mind full of thoughts and opinions – mostly centered around human rights and global politics.
Continue reading “Human Rights Exist”