Politics

International Affairs, International Bodies, Uncategorized

Parliament To Lead Brexit, Not Prime Minister

A female philanthropist and investment manager is leading the movement to challenge Britain’s current process for leaving the European Union. Gina Miller, a British activist with an appetite for campaigning against hidden fund charges in the City of London, and exposing irresponsible investment funds for malpractice, argued that without legislation passed […]

Discrimination, Economy, Penn

A Brief History of Racism in Redlining

Redlining [red-lahy-ning]: noun: a discriminatory practice by which banks, insurance companies, etc., refuse or limit loans, mortgages, insurance, etc., within specific geographic areas, especially inner-city neighborhoods. (via dictionary.com) The practice of redlining in cities across the United States, including Philadelphia, started with the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in […]

Environment, Environmental Policy, Politics, Uncategorized

What About the Paris Agreement? November 2016: A Tipping Point

A year ago this December, I was standing in la Place du Pantheon in the fifth arrondissement of Paris, surrounded by a circle of colossal icebergs melting quickly in the uncharacteristically warm winter weather.  I was an intern for Artists4ClimateParis, a government-funded project commissioning and installing climate-themed art in the […]

Human Rights, International Affairs, Legal Reform, Politics, Uncategorized

Poland Backs Down From Near-Total Abortion Ban After Massive Protest

Abortion has often been a controversial subject throughout the past century, in different societies. In many countries abortion is still illegal, rendering women who continue with the procedure at higher risk, due to harmful and unverified abortion methods. Some countries have adopted the abortion law, which permits, prohibits, restricts, or […]