Archives for the ‘Nation & World’ Category

Is the Electoral College the Best System to Elect Our President?

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

As votes were tallied in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was declared the winner, but he earned fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. How is that possible?



Striking Behind Bars

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

Starting September 9, 2016, thousands of prisoners in over 24 states staged a labor strike demanding better living conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and an end to what one organizing group call “slavery in America.”



In the Street for Abortion Rights

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

On “Black Monday,” October 3, 2016, tens of thousands of women in Poland wore black and participated in a protest against a strict abortion ban.



Taking a Stand Against Homophobia

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

In September, a 12-year-old boy in Celaya, Mexico, stopped an anti-gay protest in its tracks.



Largest Strike in World History?

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

On September 2, 2016, one hundred eighty million workers in India went on strike – one of the largest strikes in the history of the world.



FBI Tries to Take Bite Out of Apple

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

The U.S. Senate is writing a bill that could force technology companies to hack encrypted devices in response to a court order.



“Without Disruption There Is No Progress”: Activists Shape Conversations on the Campaign Trail

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

Activists of color have been getting involved in many ways during this year’s presidential campaign, from interrupting rallies to hosting voter registration drives.



Lawsuit Challenges No-Fly List

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

A Muslim civil rights group has filed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. government’s no-fly list.



Double Win for the Fight for $15

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

In April, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Jerry Brown both signed bills to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in New York state and California.



Meet Roan from the Netherlands!

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Kids from Around the World

Meet Roan, a 12 year-old from the Netherlands!