• Is the Burmese Military Keeping Rohingya Women as Sex Slaves?

    During my week in Sittwe, Burma, with the help of those who accompanied me, I obtained evidence that strongly implies that the Burmese military is imprisoning Rohingya women from the Arakhan region and using them as sex slaves.

  • No Justice No Trees

    Last week, as the town of Marabá, Brazil, geared up to celebrate its centennial, it was also wrapping up the trial of the killers of environmental activist couple Zé Claudio and Maria do Espirito Santo. But instead of closing the book on this violent...

  • Corpse Brides, Forced Abortions, Infanticide, and Child Trafficking: The Modern-Day Consequences of China's One-Child Policy

    China's one-child policy has created a long list of horrors that, besides child trafficking, includes infanticide, infant abandonment, and forced abortions, all used by families desperate to meet the set child quotas. Some sources estimate that 1...

  • People in the Ivory Coast Are Being Arrested for No Reason

    I called Matt Wells from Human Rights Watch to speak about the organization’s recent report that President Gbagbo forces are perpetuating an endless cycle of violence in Cote D’Ivoire.

  • Lockup Crackup

    This dorm environment is wearing me down. Non-stop noise and nonsense. County jails are designed to make people go crazy and cop unwise pleas to end the madness. Just this morning, my bunky was unexpectedly woken at 4:30 AM for a court date he had no...

  • You're Not Punk

    Punk as I knew it has a political purpose. What is classified as 'punk' music these days is absolutely empty and gutless.