Can Teens in Florida Upend Politics? It Happened in Chile.

Republished from Americas Quarterly BY BRENDAN O’BOYLE Fed-up high schoolers walk out of class and take to the streets. Their frustration puts a single issue at the top of the political agenda, and laws change, accomplishing what years of public debate couldn’t. The students get older and take their activism to universities. Young, charismatic leaders become…

Vote Against Hate

We are the global arm of Women’s March, in 7 continents, 73 countries, 183 cities outside the US. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families. On March 4th, Italy will vote in general elections. The increasing climate of hate,…

What can the Swiss teach the US about guns?

By Erin Zimmerman Originally published in SwissInfo.ch As an American living in Zurich, I’ve watched news cycle after news cycle reporting mass shootings, domestic violence-related homicides, and accidental gun deaths in the United States. While the issue of gun violence has impacted every American in some way, I have had a more close-up view than…

Two bridges: how to forgive the unforgiveable

Article originally published in Peace Insight. 26 January 2018. I listened to the following story told by a young leader and change-maker, Daniel Buriticá, when he spoke as a Colombian ambassador at the One Young World Summit in Colombia, the country where I have lived for the past six years. Colombia is currently ending 50…

I’m Not Uncomfortable Enough: How American Expats Can Dive Deeper Pt. I

Our newsfeeds bring us a different calamity every week. The corruption of the DNC is old news, there has been more violence against transgender people this year than any other year, more evidence surfaces of international corporate corruption, and with Russian Facebook pages organizing dueling protests in the USA, it can become easy, if not…

“To me this was and always would be the South”

I see the news today about Virginia, and it breaks my heart. I cry as that question comes back to me “Will this always be the South?” It catches me off guard, and takes my breath away, the ugliness that still exists within people. Growing up in the South can be hard to come to…

Duality by Selene Lacayo

By Selene Lacayo This article has been shared with permission of Selene, from her blog Foreign Mom (https://foreignmom.wordpress.com/), originally posted on 22 of June 2017. Thank you to Selene for sharing her beautiful story and global perspective.  When I was nineteen years-old, I flew to the U. S. as a freshman in college. I had…

Trump Budget Plan Spells Trouble for Latin America Security Cooperation

By James Bargent The article was originally published on the 24th of May in the publication Insight Crime.  US President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 is a clear demonstration of his security priorities and policy plans that will spark concern and anxiety among key strategic US partners in the country’s efforts against organized crime…