Human rights are under threat everywhere, from the Occupied Palestinian Territories to the Unceded Indigenous Lands in Canada. In today’s globalized economy, human rights designated by international organizations are often trampled in the name of economic development and geopolitical interests. Examining the under-reported instances of human rights abuses on the ground is crucial in understanding the politics of the world today. 

The Attack on Substantive Due Process: Roe v. Wade and Beyond

The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court has stripped rights held for nearly half a century and raises concerns about the new, conservative makeup of the Court. The landmark 1973 case established access to abortion as a federal right, stating overreaching state restrictions were unconstitutional. However, the 2022 Dobbs v.…

The ‘B’ in BDS – Arguing in Favour of Cultural Boycotts

After previously defending their decision to schedule shows in Israel following public backlash, critically-acclaimed indie rock band Big Thief recently canceled their charity concerts in Tel Aviv. In their new statement, they backpedaled on their initial stance on ‘love beyond disagreement’, stating that,  “We now recognize the shows we had booked [did] not honor that…