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The Young Male Migrant

This photo essay focuses on the daily rituals of young, single, male Muslims I encountered across the Balkans. Through their often desperate, attempts to cross the heavily monitored Balkan borders,…
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The Tip of the Tip of the Iceberg: Trump’s Rhetoric on Migration

There are three medium to long term options for the victims of large scale displacement: integration, resettlement or voluntary repatriation. Let’s be clear here, according to UNHCR figures, only 1%…
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Audio Postcard: A Day in the After School Life at the Arab-American Family Support Center

One of the outside organizations that Engage Media Lab, a student organization here at The New School, works with is the Arab-American Family Support Center. New School students have been…
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Safety Pin Activism: It’s Not So Easy

There has been wide criticism in America of importing the post-Brexit idea of allies wearing a safety pin in solidarity with minorities, as a response to the heartbreaking election of Donal Trump. In general, the…
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Faith, Family, and Fiesta in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Situated on Brooklyn’s Western edge alongside the Bay Ridge Channel  and informally spanning 36th to 65th streets, Sunset Park hosts one of the most ethnically heterogenous populations of the borough.…
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Make the Wrongs, Right: Migrant Domestic Workers

“I just wanted to help my family” A small yet powerful statement uttered from the mouth of Cecile, a Filipino domestic worker formerly stationed in Dubai. After meeting this woman at…
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Pharmaceutical Patents under TRIPS: Diminishing the Right to Health

Over 2 billion people—an overwhelming majority of which live in developing countries, do not have regular access to essential medicines because they are unavailable or unaffordable according to a 2014…
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Why Hong Kong’s Subway System Makes the MTA Look Bad

If you’ve ever been to New York, your experience hasn’t been complete without a ride on the subway.  And if you stick around long enough, you start to notice things, things…
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