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Hong Kong Polytechnic University protestors resting on the floor of a parking garage

The Week in Review

November 20, 2019

State of Emergency Declared over Washington Portion of I-5 Washington Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency over rou...

It Was a Long Time Coming Out of Nowhere: How Nicaragua Has Harnessed Resistance and Resilience

Guest Writer, Author

May 30, 2018

About a month and a half ago, I sat quietly in my apartment in Managua, Nicaragua surrounded by the sounds of gunshots and sirens with fear so palpable it was hard to register.  This was my reality one day after the civil unrest and government repression erupted in Nicaragua, on April 18, 2018. 40 days later, on May 29, 2018, I sit in an all too familiar coffee shop in S...

Student-led Protests Erupt in Hong Kong

Mason Bryan, Author

October 7, 2014

Massive swaths of people swarmed the streets outside the Hong Kong government headquarters this weekend to demand election reform. A crackdown ensued: Police pepper sprayed the protesters and hurled tear gas canisters into the peaceful demonstration. “This is already much bigger than anything the Beijing or Hong Kong authorities expected,” Larry...

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