What if people told European history like they told Native American history?


Before contact, Europeans had very poor diets. Most people were farmers and grew wheat and vegetables and raised cows and sheep to eat. They rarely washed themselves, and had many diseases because they often let their animals live with them. Continue reading at: An Indigenous History of North America

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Contaminated water in Flint, Michigan violates human rights


The situation of lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, is fundamentally about human rights, a group of United Nations experts today said, urging the United States to protect the rights of children and others who are most at risk from pollution and toxic chemicals. “No parent should have to endure the mental torment that will haunt... Continue Reading →

United Nations News Centre – Authorities in Apple-FBI case ‘risk unlocking Pandora’s Box’ – UN human rights chief


The top United Nations human rights official today urged United States authorities to proceed with great caution in their legal efforts to break the encryption on an iPhone linked to the investigation into the mass killings in San Bernardino, California, saying the case could have broader implications for digital security and human rights. Read on... Continue Reading →

Can the solutions for climate change help us fix poverty too?


With more than 800 million people living in extreme poverty and many more struggling to make an honest living, it is clear that the current global economic model isn't working for everyone. Economic growth often comes at the expense of the majority, with short-term financial gains trumping long-term sustainability. The current global obsession with economic growth, alongside... Continue Reading →

Cultural Appropriation, Assimilation, and Appreciation


Culture is the tangible and intangible manifestations of a people's heritage, such as music, language, dress, dance, foods, and so on. As social creatures, we humans thrive when we can participate in and enjoy our own culture and celebrate our heritage. And while it is important to our lives, questions of what culture is, how we... Continue Reading →

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