Human trafficking, which represents the recruitment, transport, receipt, and harboring of people for the purpose of exploiting their labor, affects almost all parts of the world. Globally, it is estimated that there are over 40 million men, women, and children

On Jan. 2, 2020, General Qassem Soleimani was killed by American missiles which targeted his convoy near Baghdad International Airport — prompting the possibility of a U.S.-Iran war. In order to fully grasp the significance of Soleimani’s killing, one cannot ignore that

Humans have been sharing food for a very long time. Food has been bringing people together as along as we can remember, and is an important symbol for almost all countries and cultures. The term gastrodiplomacy has emerged from this

We are now in a climate emergency and 2020 will be a critical year in the fight for the survival of the planet. The battleground is triple: climate change, biodiversity, and the ocean. What happens in one affects the other

Fyre Festival of the Middle East A three-day concert in a remote part of nature with overpriced water, DJs and half-naked influencers being paid to have fun is nothing new. In fact, many similar festivals take place annually. Yet MDL Beast

The refugee crisis goes on and on. On Nov. 27, 2019, at least 150 refugees boarded a boat on the Gambian shore. These people embarked on their journey with the hopes of reaching the Canary Islands, often seen as a

The arctic ice is melting, a climate change issue that portends massive geopolitical changes. There is an ongoing “scramble for the Arctic” just like there was a “scramble for Africa” in the 19th century.  Both driven by the same lust for

2019 marked a turning point in the world fight against climate change with a wave of protests from the younger generations led by Greta Thunberg.  Climate grief is growing exponentially and our contributor, environmental novelist and activist Annis Pratt Ph.D.

The 2010s are coming to a close. Reviewing the decade, what can we say about the future? A tech person will look at technological progress (stunning). A sociologist will look at cultural diversity (explosive). My take (disclosure: I’m an economist)

Gisela Hausmann, an active environmentalist and award-winning non-fiction author, sent Impakter her proposal to make Earth Day 2020 = No-Idling Day. A nonviolent protest to help cut back on fossil fuel use by shutting down for one day needless idling

Last week on Dec. 12, the United Kingdom had potentially its biggest election in British history, deciding the future of the country for at least the next half a century to come. Although the Corbyn-led Labour campaign appeared very generous,

The wide-spread enactment of anti-terrorist laws in the name of national security has led to the suspension or restriction of fundamental rights, such as the right to due process and a fair trial. The enforcement of these laws has also

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