Working for Girls Worldwide

Note: An expanded version of this article is available here. _________________________________________________________________________ By LISA GOODMAN PHOTO: United Nations Foundation Bridget Duru, 13, is an eighth grader in Montgomery Village, Maryland. Bridget’s mom...

Punished Without Trial

By ELAINE MATTHEWS and JYOTHI NATARAJAN Supporters of Private Bradley Manning come together to protest his imprisonment. Lawyer Glen Greenwald has said that the conditions he is being kept in are “clearly cruel and unusal.” PHOTO: flickr.com/mar is sea Y...

Bush Wanted Abroad

PHOTO: U.S. Embassy New Delhi In February, former President George W. Bush canceled a trip to Switzerland to avoid being arrested for human rights abuses. Bush admitted to allowing the torture of prisoners held by the United States. This is a violation of...

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. Women initiated the day in the early 1900s as a way to honor women who were mistreated and undervalued in society. On March 8, 1908, around 15,000 women protested in New York City to demand shorter working...

Global Warming Causes Snow

It may sound strange, but many climate scientists say that the heavy snowstorms of this past winter were due in part to warming climates. Jeff Masters, a meteorologist quoted in the New York Times, points out that warm temperatures lead to more moisture in the air,...