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The colonization of Hawai’i

The recent wildfire situation is Hawai’i has cast a magnifying glass effect on the issues facing Hawai’i. What many Americans don’t know is that Hawai’i is widely considered by native Hawaiians as an occupied territory. This article will go over how Hawai’i was taken over by the US, and illegally annexed into US territory.  By the year 1810, a Hawaiian …


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The Water Issue: Intersections between Water and Social Justice

Issues surrounding climate are more linked to social justice than you might think. To call for social justice is to advocate for equitable economic, social, and political opportunity. One vital and overlooked social justice issue is water. Water in all of its forms has been utilized to marginalize populations around the world. Restriction of water, international borders over rivers, lack …


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Protecting child labor laws

In late March, lawmakers in the US introduced a bipartisan bill that will raise penalties on employers who violate childlabor laws. This bill comes at a time where there are emerging federal investigations into companies that have utilized underage migrant labor.  Child labor violations are on the rise in meatpacking and manufacturing jobs. According to the Economy Policy Institute, the …