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Digital Disinformation in India: An Attack on Mental Autonomy

Digital Disinformation in India: An Attack on Mental Autonomy

Image description: The words ‘fake news’ containing the word ‘propaganda’ inside the letters. Concern is mounting over the increase in disinformation or “fake news” spreading across Indian social media platforms...
‘White Backlash’ Against Affirmative Action in the United States and South African Courts

‘White Backlash’ Against Affirmative Action in the United States and South African Courts

Image description: Demonstration in support of affirmative action outside the United States Supreme Court. The US Supreme Court has recently decided to hear two cases on race-based affirmative action in...
Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Federal Government Mandates (Part III)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Federal Government Mandates (Part III)

Image description: Two COVID vaccine vials. State government vaccine mandates raise complex legal and ethical questions, some of which are discussed in Part II of this series. But these complications...
Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: State Mandates (Part II)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: State Mandates (Part II)

Image description: A woman with a vaccine at a mass vaccination site. While private employer vaccine mandates have proven somewhat controversial in the United States, the real source of controversy...
Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Private Employers (Part I)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Private Employers (Part I)

Image description: A person getting vaccinated. Several states, municipalities, and even private entities in the United States have imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandates. But it was not until September 2021 that...
UN Council Resolution on Human Right to Healthy Environment: Implications for US Grassroots-Led ‘Non-Reformist Reforms’  

UN Council Resolution on Human Right to Healthy Environment: Implications for US Grassroots-Led ‘Non-Reformist Reforms’  

Image description: Protesters with a banner saying ‘We are the people’s climate movement’. In a long-awaited victory, the UN Human Rights Council recently recognised, for the first time, that having...
Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Image description: A picture of solar panels in a field, against the backdrop of mountains. As China is a substantial producer of solar energy today, recent allegations of forced labor...
The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule (GGR or Mexico City Policy) is a regressive, harmful policy that violates the human rights of women, girls, and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity...
Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Over a year ago, in the midst of the uprisings that followed the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, myself and other activists, organisers and prison industrial complex abolitionists...
Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

The UK government’s Election Bill containing controversial Voter ID provisions is progressing with haste through parliament this month, despite significant alarm over its potential impact. Whilst the government claims the...
Valuable or Viable: Reproductive Justice and the Texas Abortion Ban

Valuable or Viable: Reproductive Justice and the Texas Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court’s refusal to stop Texas’ unconstitutional six-week abortion ban endangers the lives people with the capacity for pregnancy across the country. Texas’ S.B. 8 not only prohibits the...
The Great Dissent: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Shelby County v. Holder

The Great Dissent: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Shelby County v. Holder

Dissents speak to a future age. … [T]he greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that’s the dissenter’s hope: that...

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