American Schools Have a Permanent Gun to Their Head

At twelve years old, my father attempted to shield me from the Sandy Hook shooting. In his mind, there was no point in burdening a child on such a rare tragedy. Seven years later, it is difficult to conceal the common issue of school shootings from a developing child. By the time I got to…

To Die Like Cockroaches

A Brief Examination of Killings by Law Enforcement in Brazil  The Brazilian general election of 2018 was a drastic turning point for the country. After leading in the polls for months, Jair Bolsonaro was elected to the presidency. A far-right politician, Bolsonaro started his career in the military during the 1970s and moved up to…

Indigenous Rights in the Amazon: Something that was Never Ours to Give

The raging forest fires of the Amazon have captured the eye of the international community: unrivalled in its ecological diversity, and viewed as a cornerstone of life, its degradation has led to global anxiety. According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, fires have increased by 80 percent this year alone. In order to understand…