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Forced Confinements Grow In Russia

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Armine Sahakyan

Tens of thousands of people languished in psychiatric hospitals in the Soviet Union for years, not because they were insane but because they held views that contradicted the system.

The Price of Punishment Experienced as a Layperson

Allison Alter | Posted 04.25.2016 | Crime
Allison Alter

In my early thirties I completed a year of clinical internship within a secure treatment juvenile detention facility for adjudicated girls. It was a ...

The Flute at the Checkpoint

Sandy Tolan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Sandy Tolan

American politicians frequently declare that "Israel has a right to defend itself." Seldom does anyone ask if Palestinians have that same right, or even the right to enjoy freedom of movement in their own homeland.

Plague Plots: Dispatches From Geraldine Brooks

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.22.2015 | Home
Joseph Cooper

To escape present-day harsh realities, one might do well to turn to literary portrayals in which lives are elevated. In Year of Wonders, the lives of those who care for the afflicted, and comfort the dying, are elevated.

Ai Weiwei's Sister Gives Details of His Confinement

The Washington Post | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

SHANGHAI – Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist who was released last month after 81 days in a Beijing jail on tax evasion charges, spent his days of con...

Candid Moments Captured on Film: Street Photographer Damon Pablo

Emily Farache | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Emily Farache

I entered the gallery and saw the photographs in the kind of perfect clarity only a personal viewing can provide. Before me were six achingly poignant moments of quotidian life frozen in time and rendered significant.

First, Do No Harm

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

The AVMA's recent decision to update the veterinary oath is a positive step and it's a reflection of a more humane attitude that is emerging within the veterinary profession.

Change for Chickens (and the Nation)

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

In Ohio, half a million citizens signed petitions this year to place a measure on the statewide ballot to outlaw veal crates, gestation crates and battery cages.

Important Progress for Farm Animals in Ohio

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Over the past year, more than 500,000 Ohio citizens signed a petition aimed at placing an initiative on the statewide ballot this November to ban cruel factory farming practices.

Time to Dig Deep for the Animals

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

Seven U.S. states have now enacted legislation to reform inhumane factory farming systems. But agribusiness officials in Ohio and their legislative cronies have vehemently opposed basic humane reforms.