If you missed the rousing speech delivered by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom over the weekend at the state’s Democratic Party convention in Los Angeles, do yourself a favor and take 10 minutes to give it a watch. In the strongest language...Show More Summary
Child Protection Specialist Masumi Yamashina and other UNICEF staff members were trapped for nearly a week in a U.N. compound in Malakal, South Sudan, amidst fierce fighting for control of the town. More than 20,000 people who had been displaced by the crisis in the world’s youngest country were also sheltering in the compound. Below […]
Clickr/Cindy Darling T he Ozarks, a plateau carved by rivers and streams into what are generously called mountains, have always felt like their own American planet, jutting up from what should be uninterrupted plains. They cover theShow More Summary
Casey Rotter is Founder of UNICEF’s Next Generation, a diverse group of young professionals who support UNICEF’s programs. Think about it: how many times have you left the faucet running when you stepped away from the sink? How long was your shower this morning? Was your last sip of water from a bottle or a tap? […]
Public Domain A still from Frank Capa's War Comes to America (1945) Even though George W. Bush relished comparing Saddam Hussein to Hitler, the mind boggles at imagining Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino all donning uniform for the duration to make films championing the Iraq war's righteousness. Show More Summary
Flickr/Newshour New Jersey governor Chris Christie at the Republican National Convention in 2012 F or those anxiously awaiting the emergence of a less-extreme Republican Party, 2014 got off to a depressing start. The Bridgegate scandal...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on a bill that when signed into law would end the death penalty in the state.
It may still only be 2014 on your Gregorian calendar, but for the political gossip press, it might as well be 2016 because it seems like all they can talk about is the presidential election that is 2.5 years away. For example, pundits were abuzz when Hillary Clinton made an unfortunate Putin/Hitler comparison last week. Show More Summary
The change in the social perception of drunk driving is one of the great public health success stories of the last half-century. It went from being perceived as an amusing bit of recklessness to something truly despicable, and today drunk driving deaths are half of what they were a few decades ago. Show More Summary
Learn about the "digital arms race" between activists and repressive governments at our SXSW panel.
This week, the United Nations Human Rights Committee will review U.S. compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by the U.S. in 1992. The review will cast light on a dark underbelly of American exceptionalism — our refusal to acknowledge that human rights treaties have effect overseas. Show More Summary
For decades, thinkers on the left have wondered why the working class regularly votes against its own interests, upending what Marx believed would be an inevitable march from democracy to socialism. In his book, What’s the Matter with...Show More Summary
Unidentified men have threatened and intimidated Mario in response to his public statements about the killing of his brother.
EM (Eritrea) and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 12 – read judgment The Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision on the correct test for when an asylum seeker or refugee resists their return to another EU country (here Italy) in which they first sought or were granted asylum. […]
Sacramento Kings stars like Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Ben McLemore, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson joined forces with a group of high school students from the United Nations International School (UNIS) yesterday in New York City for a shared mission: help UNICEF get clean, safe water to kids around the world. I learned […]
Many Iranians will not be able to celebrate Nowruz with their loved ones because they have been imprisoned for their activism. Send them a card today to tell them they are not forgotten.
It's a miracle she survived. An 11-year-old girl was the lone survivor of a horrific assault on the village of Bouguere - in a country where sectarian violence has spiraled out of control.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and we are marking the occasion with a photo of a young female leader. 16-year-old Tamanna, shown here with her mother, is the chairperson of the Child Forum in the Bhasantek slums of Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tamanna works to mobilize her peers and her community on issues that plague […]
For the millions of American reality-show junkies who just can't wait for the return of 2012's most outrageous hit show—the Republican presidential debates—this week's Conservative Political Action Conference has offered a tantalizing sneak preview. Show More Summary
For while there, conservatives saw the hand of George Soros behind every conspiracy. It was always a little strange, not because there wasn't a certain truth underneath it—Soros has, in fact, given lots of money to liberal politicalShow More Summary