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UN Secretary General speaks about climate change and COVID-19 vaccine apartheid

The United Nations General Assembly has been meeting this week to discuss various global issues. COVID-19 and climate change have been centered as the main topics of discussion. President Biden delivered his debut address to leaders from around the world on Tuesday. Many have criticized his speech for its lack of sufficiency to showcase a sense of urgency regarding international …


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The Weaponization of Citizenship in India

The Berkeley Center for Race and Gender, headed by Angana P. Chatterji with collaboration from others, has recently published a report on religion, law, and citizenship in majoritarian India. The report analyzes the majority of Indian society, while providing a hyperfocus on Assam, a region in northeastern India.  BJP India’s ruling party, BJP, has a history of undermining citizenship for …


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Poverty officially declining in US because of pandemic aid

The New York Times reports that the coronavirus pandemic left millions of people out of work last year, but that the share of people living under the poverty line declined because of the governmental relief effort.  According to the Census Bureau, 9.1% of Americans were poor, down from 118% in 2019. Although the people living under the poverty line may …