The Kashmir Conundrum: Remembering Shujaat Bukhari’s Lessons Amid Violence And Quest For Peace

On the eve of Pakistan’s general elections this week and India’s looming elections in 2019, the citizens of Kashmir are facing inhuman violence, threat to their freedom and life as Indian troops carry out numerous militant killings resulting in civilian deaths and surmounting casualties. But, the recent killings of well-known journalist Shujaat Bukhari and U.N’s…

An Indian Transgender Couple Receives Death Threats After Announcing Plans to Marry and Adopt

Aarav Appukuttan and Sukanyeah Krishna are in love. The transgender couple — Appukuttan was designated female at birth, and Krishna was designated male — met at a doctor’s clinic while in a hospital awaiting gender reassignment surgery in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, three years ago. A romance soon bloomed based on their shared passion for advocacy and struggles with gender…

What the UK election means for Brexit and America

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Written by: Charles Hankla Despite the many distractions of a full news cycle, it’s time to start paying closer attention to Thursday’s elections in the U.K. Much has changed since U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May stunned the world in April by calling for snap elections. For starters, after the two recent terrorist…

Comey isn’t the first FBI director to keep memos on a president

Written by: Douglas M. Charles PC: Flickr President Donald Trump allegedly asked FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn. President Franklin Roosevelt asked FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to collect information on Americans who had committed no crimes. President Richard Nixon asked Hoover to provide the White House a list of…