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February 3, 2016

Measuring America’s opioid problem

The numbers are hard to ignore: Today more Americans die from drug overdose deaths than car crashes; 44 people die each day from overdoses of prescription painkillers; deadly heroin-related overdoses quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, with more than 8,200 heroin overdose deaths in 2013.
December 21, 2015

In NY, a 10-year legal battle seeks to pry open door to fair housing

An hour’s drive east of New York City, the skyline quiets and a pristine town appears, as if out of a postcard. The Village of Garden City, in Nassau County, Long Island, is a well-heeled bedroom community of some 23,000 residents. But this tranquil scene obscures a long-running clash over access to housing. A lawsuit out of small-town Long Island could shape future zoning laws and efforts at racial desegregation.
December 19, 2015

Fare Game: Taking the rating economy for a ride

Consumers are used to rating products on their quality, but in the digital economy, the customer is often rated as well. Want to take a vacation? Make sure your Airbnb reputation is good. Want to get a car home at night? Check your Uber score. How do these systems change our behavior? Who do they help, and who could they hurt? In this graphic short, we investigate how this developing economy is playing out.
December 17, 2015

Philly’s invisible youth

Reporter Laura Murray was a homeless teen on the streets of Philadelphia 17 years ago, but she returned to find the problem unchanged and in some ways, worse than it had been.
December 15, 2015

Selling American girls

The fight against prostitution in the United States is a complicated one. Here, Al Jazeera looks at the girls on the streets, the johns who try to buy them, the legal system's changing tactics and the advocates working to save the young women.
December 14, 2015

Navajo Nation’s Nutrition Crisis

In an eight-part series, Al Jazeera uses the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations in 2000 and examines how some communities in the United States measure up. On day one, we look at the health consequences of a lack of access to fresh food in Navajo Nation.
November 22, 2015

Food Allergies on a Budget

Researchers who examined data from the 2011 and 2012 National Health Interview Surveys found that more than 20 percent of children with food allergies experienced food insecurity. AJAM wrote about one family with food allergies and how one food pantry in Kansas City is hoping to help others like them.
November 16, 2015

Paris attacks muddle EU response to refugee crisis

European leaders link assaults to influx of refugees from the Middle East, call for closed borders
November 7, 2015

The United States of Bus Travel

To travel America by bus is to see another side of it. Meet the people who use bus as they move through tiny towns, desolate stations and lonely highways.
September 26, 2015

Remembering Ayotzinapa

Three of the 43 missing students grew up in the in the rural village of Omeapa. The families talk to Al Jazeera about their last year and the search for their missing sons and brothers.
August 31, 2015

In Bangladesh, the sham of Shams factory

Two years after a devastating building collapse, Bangladeshi factories who make kids’ clothing for U.S. Retailer The Children’s Place haven’t ensured safe working conditions for their employees.
August 30, 2015

Jazz after Katrina

Did Katrina wash away the old sound of New Orleans jazz? On Frenchman Street, they can’t build enough music clubs.
August 29, 2015

A Lower Ninth Ward story

Take a walk through the Lower Ninth Ward with native son and naturalist John Taylor, who started walking the neighborhood a few months after Katrina struck in 2005. 10 years later, Taylor is still walking.
August 4, 2015

GOP debate finalists chosen, with questions over methodology

Al Jazeera calculated top 10 lists for every combination of five poll result subsets drawn from nonpartisan phone surveys reported on Pollster.com from June and July 2015 and calculated the number of times each candidate made the top 10, on the basis of each combination of polls. Explore how the choice of five polls and method of averaging can affect the top 10 ranking.
August 3, 2015

Life after Michael Brown and Freddie Gray

Two photographers, one from Ferguson and one from Baltimore, interpret life in their communities one year after the deaths of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray. Collaborating with @echosight, AJAM combined photographs from each photographer into a single, unified visual statement. Together these images tell a story that is more than just the sum of its parts.
July 4, 2015

Loving Across the Border

Vivian de Leon, a 21-year-old nursing student, is one of more than 660,000 people covered under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and one of 5.5 million people in the U.S. with at least one undocumented parent. More than 275,000 parents with U.S.-born children were deported from 2011 to 2013. De Leon and her dad, who was deported to Guatemala in 2011, have lived apart for nearly half her life.
June 26, 2015

Road remembrance: Traveling along the names of the Confederacy

The address of the AME church in Charleston that was the site of the recent deadly shooting was Calhoun Street, named after the virulent pro-slavery U.S. President, John C Calhoun. And in the weeks following that shooting, lawmakers across the country moved to take down Confederate flags flying above statehouses. Yet, streets honoring the Confederacy stretch for miles and miles throughout the South. We mapped these streets to look at the nation’s complicated relationship with its past.
June 17, 2015

Mothers of Intervention

Sabri Ben Ali knew his mother would never let him enter the bloody chaos of Syria, but he left anyway, giving her a false reason. Then he vanished. His disappearance would lead his mother, Saliha Ben Ali, to her own mission: helping spearhead a national campaign aimed at deterring young men from violent ideologies.
June 14, 2015

Hard trucking

Independent trucker Robert Harsell takes Al Jazeera for a ride along on a 51-hour, 1,300-mile delivery from Madison, Mississippi to Henrietta, New York. Truckers like Harsell say they can’t compete against the bigger truck companies because of new regulations dictating their sleep and how far they can drive at a time.
June 3, 2015

The Umbrella Network

When pro-democracy protests began in his hometown, Hong Kong, in early September of 2014, Jeffrey Ngo, a New York University student originally from Hong Kong, felt compelled to act. Ngo started to talk to other expatriate Hong Kongers in New York and in Washington, D.C. And thus began his involvement in a global protest movement.
May 31, 2015

The Route of Division

In Birmingham, Alabama, a public bus takes about a dozen housekeepers from their low-income, mostly black neighborhood to a wealthy white suburb. These are the only stops the city bus makes; these are virtually the only people who ride it.
May 13, 2015

Derailed Amtrak train sped into deadly crash curve

Al Jazeera America was the first to report the train’s last record speed of 106 mph. It was traveling significantly faster than other trains passing through the same curve in the past two and a half months, according to an Al Jazeera America analysis. While 45 other trains traveled above 50 mph in the curve, only one was above 55 mph: Amtrak 180, a train traveling at 55.5 mph on May 8th from Washington D.C. to New York’s Penn Station.
May 8, 2015

Good enough to fight for the US but missing the mark for citizenship

More than 7,200 members of the military have been caught between two sets of standards: one for military enlistment, another for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. The difference means they find themselves unable to become citizens of a country for which they are willing to die. More than a third were turned down because of moral character, according to records obtained through a FOIA request.
May 1, 2015


The Association of Lincoln Presenters — not impersonators, please — meet annually in Vandalia, Illinois for three days of Lincolnmania, where they catch up on the finer points of portraying the Great Emancipator.
April 29, 2015

Baltimore: The divided city where Freddie Gray lived and died

The protests in Baltimore aren’t just about Freddie Gray’s death and police brutality. It’s about the racialized poverty and dearth of opportunity in parts of the city, like the neighborhood Sandtown where Gray grew up. The numbers tell some of that tale: The city's median household income is well under the Maryland average, the number of abandoned houses swelled in the past decades and the city’s public schools are “hypersegregated” by race.
April 27, 2015

Signed, sealed, delivered

During the Vietnam War, a teenager saw violence, prostitution and heroin addiction take hold of the city, and he saw his friends go to war and die. With his country in turmoil, he knew he had to leave. He decided to start a new life in Germany. What he didn’t factor in was that he’d fall for a girl back home in Saigon. Watch a video about a Vietnam War story documented in nine years of love letters.
April 22, 2015

Return of the Fish Wars: Hatchery pits environmentalists against tribe

The largest dam-removal project in U.S. history has given the Elwha River and the Lower Elwha people a second chance. The dams are gone and fish populations are rebounding, but a remaining tribal hatchery is controversial. Conservationists have sued to stop the hatchery from releasing so many tiny fish. How much human intervention is needed to nurse a watershed back to health? In a river plugged up for 100 years, is there any “wild” thing left?
April 6, 2015

Titanic canal project divides Nicaragua

In this five part series, Al Jazeera America looks at what is billed as the largest engineering project in history: the proposed 172-mile Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal. Despite an announcement that construction would start in December, a final route has yet to be pinned down. Very little is known about Wang Jing, the Chinese telecom magnate who has been granted a 50-year concession to build and operate the canal. And Nicaraguans are still waiting for a long-promised environmental impact study.
April 4, 2015

Finding a place to stay

Across the country, homeless people struggle to find places to sit, sleep and pass time. Shelters often close during the day and private property is generally off-limits. Interviews with a dozen homeless and formerly homeless people illustrate the sorts of daily challenges people on the streets face. In this multimedia project, listen to the homeless and formerly homeless as they walk through their day and describe those challenges.
March 14, 2015

Listen to the Gwich’in

Since the late 1980s, the Gwich’in people, who live in 15 villages that stretch from Alaska into Canada, have been deeply involved in a fight to stop the push for oil development on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. One of the largest caribou herds passes through Gwich'in land en route to their calving grounds, and the tribe fights drilling to protect the caribou.
February 17, 2015

Bitter Independence: In Anchorage, some homeless people would rather die than give up their way of life

Alaska, which is consistently among the 10 states with the highest rates of homelessness, is also one of the drunkest states in America, with some of the highest rates of alcohol consumption, alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse. Nighttime temperatures in Anchorage can dip below freezing from October into April. It’s a deadly combination that, homeless advocates say, makes the city one of the most dangerous in the nation for unsheltered people.
February 13, 2015

A foggy future in coal country: Five years after a mine explosion killed 29, few expect justice

In Boone County, West Virginia, coal still rules, even as former mine CEO Don Blankenship faces a federal indictment, blaming his leadership for the explosion that left 29 dead in 2010. Some people are waiting for coal to roar back and return with jobs and hope. Others are waiting for it to leave them — their water, their mountains, their air and their lungs — completely alone.
January 31, 2015

Who counts as ‘homeless’ depends on how you ask

Counters in some 3,000 cities and counties across the country helped quantify the nation’s homeless population this month. Yet critics warn against relying solely on this “point-in-time” method and its underlying definition of homelessness, which could lead to undercounting. A proposed law would change the definition of homelessness and who qualifies for help.
January 24, 2015

The Rat Tribe of Beijing: Under the streets, a hidden warren of rooms for the thrifty

About 1 million Beijing residents make their homes underground in warrens of small, often-dank rooms that are cheaper than almost anything they can find above ground. Called the "rat tribe," or shuzu, they are new arrivals to the city, searching for a foothold in China's most important city. Most of the units are technically illegal because the government has decreed that basements and former air-raid bunkers shouldn’t be rented out, but like many things in China, they occupy a gray area.
January 7, 2015

Texas abortion clinics: How far is too far to drive?

Is 150 miles too far to drive in order to get an abortion? In some parts of Texas, that distance could get a lot longer, and it’s up to a federal appeals court to decide whether that places too much of a burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies.
December 29, 2014

The days that music died: performers who left us in 2014

From flamenco to classical to pop and jazz, the world of music marks its losses. The following list, along with music clips, is to guide you toward gifted musicians of all genres who might not have received the headlines Pete Seeger, Tommy Ramone and Lorin Maazel did in 2014, but whose memory and music are worth noting.
December 16, 2014

Launched to great expectations, Dickens theme park falls on hard times

Dickens World is a theme park that aims to bring to life Charles Dickens’s Victorian England and educate visitors about poverty’s hardships. But as fate would have it, Dickens World has fallen on hard times. Few people, it seems, want to experience poverty through a theme park.
December 9, 2014

NYPD misconduct claims at record highs

City statistics show claims against New York City police have never been higher or costlier. The numbers reflect concerns spotlighted in recent days by rising public anger over incidents including the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, and the police chokehold death of New York City resident Eric Garner in July.
December 3, 2014

From marriage to murder

When she was barely a teen, Wasila Tasiu became a wife. Seventeen days later, she was an accused killer. Al Jazeera America's occasional series on child marriage looks first at the practice in Nigeria, where 39 percent of girls are married off before they turn 18. The series continues with stories from India and Mozambique.
December 1, 2014

To catch a breach: How much do data breach notification laws protect?

Forty-seven states require companies to notify customers that their data has been stolen but they vary widely but what data they cover. Iowa, for instance, requires companies to notify you if your fingerprint is stolen — Texas if thieves steal your date of birth. How does your state compare?
November 1, 2014

Follow the money: Big donors leave big mark on 2014 election

U.S. elections are increasingly being shaped by the hundreds of millions of dollars being poured into campaigns by outside donors. Using FEC filings and FEC data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics, Al Jazeera examined the interests, strategy and agenda of ten major individual donors and two groups.
October 31, 2014

Voters in the Rust Belt

In 2005, Indiana became the first to require all voters to present an official state ID. Supporters of the laws say they are designed to combat voter fraud, but opponents argue that they are politically motivated attempts to undermine the rights of voters — the elderly, poor, minorities and ex-offenders, in particular — who tend to vote Democratic.
October 30, 2014

Pipeline Politics

In this 3-part series, Al Jazeera America looks at the states that the Keystone pipeline will pass through — Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska — and the families that will be directly affected by its construction.
October 29, 2014

Jim Crow returns

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one battleground state, and the numbers are expected to climb, according to a six-month-long, nationwide investigation by Al Jazeera America.
October 29, 2014

Terms of Service

In a comic format, AJAM presents a graphic novella about Big Data, privacy and the future of sharing.
October 28, 2014

Ferguson after Michael Brown

Less than three months after the killing of Michael Brown and just days before the midterm elections, the people and protesters of Ferguson still have plenty to say -- to their city, their country, the world. Hear the voices of Ferguson in these audio portraits.
October 24, 2014

Who really runs Washington?

A lot of money is at play in politics — but who do your elected officials really represent? Fundraising occupies a huge portion of politicians' time, and lobbyists pay huge sums to be in the same room as policymakers. What does that money buy? And what is your role in the political economy? Watch a personalized video about the influence of money in politics.
September 26, 2014

Deported vets: Life in 'the bunker'

Hector Barajas and the veterans staying with him are establishing a new life in Tijuana — a life after deportation. Their stories are similar: Each was honorably discharged from the military, but was later charged with a deportable offense — for example, drug possession, discharge of a firearm or perjury. Most have spent the vast majority of their lives in the United States and are now starting over in a country they barely know.
September 15, 2014

Voting's 'impending crisis'

With US voting machines aging, states have few funds to replace them and vendors are putting little new on the market. On Election Day, these problems could translate into hours-long waits, lost votes and errors in election results. In the long term, such problems breed a lack of trust in the democratic process, reducing the public's faith in government, experts say.
August 24, 2014

Woman Warrior

Mitchelene Big Man, 49, is a veteran and founder of the Native American Woman Warriors (NAWW), a color guard of female veterans from Indian Country. The NAWW perform a jingle dance, which some tribes regard as a healing rite traditionally performed by women.
August 17, 2014

A Year in Waste

About 31 percent of the U.S. food supply goes uneaten each year. Writer Michael Erard wanted to see if he could feed chickens from the food that would normally go into the garbage (or compost). This is what his family learned by tracking their food waste.
August 8, 2014

Ebola’s toll on West Africa

Thousands of people have contracted Ebola since the mid-1970s, but this year’s outbreak is the largest on record. Explore current and past outbreaks in West Africa in this interactive.
June 22, 2014

The evolution of the GI Bill

The original GI Bill was created in 1944 to help veterans readjust after the end of WWII by providing home loans, education and vocational training. Since its inception, the GI Bill has gone through several changes — following the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the "Montgomery GI Bill" in 1984 and the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2009 — in order to keep up with the economy and the cost of post-secondary education.
June 17, 2014

Payday Nation

Until 2013, tribal payday lending businesses constituted about a quarter of the online payday lending industry. Yet little of the revenue that flows through these tribal businesses ends up benefiting tribal members. In this series in collaboration with the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, Al Jazeera looks at payday lending and how it affects Native American tribes that participate.
June 12, 2014

The World Cup of Food

In the spirit of the World Cup, Al Jazeera offers a lively and completely subjective global conversation about the merits of the national cuisine of each of the 32 countries competing in Brazil. Can England’s Yorkshire pudding stay the course against pasta al pomodoro? Will Red Red from Ghana emerge victorious over America’s barbeque (North Carolina division)?
June 11, 2014

In between in California

This collection of multimedia stories provides a snapshot of Californians living above the poverty level but still struggling. Meet five California households which earn too much to receive most government benefits yet too little to reliably make ends meet and are part of a growing in between.
June 8, 2014

From carburetors to curling irons

To go from car factory to hair salon is a surprisingly common path in Detroit. For the city’s African-Americans, hair is as much a part of the culture as automobiles and Motown, and many have found liberation and material comfort in the hair game.
June 7, 2014

A mural blooms in Mexico City

Jonathan Ulsis Mendez is a muralist — he perfected his craft on the streets that have been his studio. And, unlike Mexico's famous muralists, he labors far from the city's wealthy art scene and trendy neighborhoods. His masterpiece rises from the sidewalk outside the thriving Mercado Jamaica, an all-hours, year-round flower market.
May 26, 2014

Finding My Place

Tyson Bahe is one of 150,000 Native American veterans, many of whom leave the battlefield only to return home to a myriad of questions: Do I stay on the reservation? Do I go to school? How do I fit in?
May 25, 2014

For Hire: Dedicated Young Man with Down Syndrome

Jamie is 22 years old. He is a bright, gregarious, effervescent young man with an amazing cataloguing memory and an insatiable intellectual curiosity about the world. Since graduation, he has been looking for work. Jamie also has Down syndrome. Jamie's father reflects on his son's search for employment.
May 11, 2014

Treasured Island

Tangier Island — just 3 miles long and 1 mile wide — is a step back in time, but with a very hazy future. The people's language, their way of life, the very ground they walk on: It's all facing extinction.
April 27, 2014

The Code for Farewell

Edmond Andrew Harjo, Battery A, 195th Field Artillery Battalion, was a Native American code talker in WWII. He died in Oklahoma on March 31 after receiving a Silver Star for his participation in the Battle of the Bulge and, later, the Congressional Gold Medal. He was one of the last ties to the code talkers.
April 11, 2014

Trapped in a nightmare

As the Central African Republic falls into barbaric violence between the country's Christians and Muslims,23,000 refugees — traumatized, malnourished and dying — remain stuck in the town of Boda.
April 10, 2014

Heartbleed band-aid

In light of the Heartbleed data security scare, Al Jazeera America updated its Passworthy browser extension, which lets users monitor how much Internet companies are doing to protect personal information.
March 29, 2014

Rocking the symphony: young black musicians change the face of classical music

After a half-century of desegregation in performance, U.S. orchestras are still overwhelmingly white — though increasingly Asian. A mere 4 percent of symphony members are either African-American or Latino, despite these groups' significant, historical contributions to classical music. Can young black musicians change the face and culture of this field? Read and hear their stories through music, animation, photographs and text.
March 28, 2014

Getting by

Some 50 million Americans live below the official poverty line, and millions more are barely making ends meet. This photo series and community project explores how people try to survive.
March 27, 2014

New study finds veterans are graduating at rates comparable to their peers

Veterans are earning degrees at rates comparable to their civilian counterparts, according to a report released by Student Veterans for America (SVA).
March 23, 2014

Waiting on a fix

In the 1980s, America went to war on drugs. Crack was public enemy number one, and the government's weapon of choice was mandatory minimum sentences. Thirty years later, lawmakers' efforts to roll back unfair laws haven't gone far enough, stranding thousands of prisoners still serving yesterday's sentences.
March 7, 2014

260 Days of Unemployment

Since the recession, the typical unemployed American has been out of work for longer periods than at any other time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started recording such data in 1948 — peaking in December 2011 with an average 40.8 consecutive weeks of joblessness.
March 1, 2014

Radio on the Reservation

Native Americans tune into an old-fashioned technology that keeps languages — and communities — alive.
February 7, 2014

What's in a name? An audio-visual exploration of names and identity.

In this exploration of identity, Al Jazeera interviewed individuals about their name and meaning. For some, their name represents who they are at different stages of life, and for others, their name is what makes them unique.
January 30, 2014

Super Bowl Stadiums: Big Win or Big Loss?

Building a stadium to host the Super Bowl is not always cheap and while private-public partnerships are supposed to relieve the financial burden, cities don't always get the best deal. Here is a compilation of newest stadiums that hosted the Super Bowl in the past 10 years.
January 17, 2014

Nominated for the Oscars but failing the Bechdel sexism test

Box-office winners that get Oscar nods can get failing grades when it comes to intelligent roles for women.
January 13, 2014

From forest to food bank: Meet the hunters who are donating their kill to soup kitchens

The deer population is exploding, and soup kitchens are struggling to find protein-rich food to serve the hungry. Enter hunters, who are donating the does and bucks they kill.
January 8, 2014

America's Have-Nots: What it means to be poor

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union address to declare an “all-out war on human poverty and unemployment.” The problems raised by Johnson — high poverty rates, long-term unemployment, lack of medical care and housing, racial discrimination and limited access to education and training — are just as urgent today. Yet, despite growing awareness of inequality, a policy consensus remains elusive.
December 23, 2013

Will 2014 bring the death of the patent troll?

The patent system is deeply flawed and the U.S. government is trying to fix it. What follows is a look at the problems and the proposed reforms through one patent’s journey from idea to issuance, and then litigation.
December 6, 2013

How responsible are online services with your passwords?

Each time we create a user account, we place our trust in a company’s security protocols to protect the username, password and other personal data required to create the account. Al Jazeera contacted over 40 companies from a variety of industries to find out how they store passwords.
November 23, 2013

America's next tech export: Nonlethal weapons

The wave of popular street protests around the world against government austerity programs and authoritarian regimes over the past three years has created a surge in the market for what's known in the arms industry as nonlethal weapons. Some of these systems were featured at the Milipol Paris trade show.
November 14, 2013

Mapping three years of tropical storms in the Philippines

The Philippines experience an average of 18 tropical storms a year, and when they hit land, the damage is often high. Data from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration shows the past three years of named storms occurring near the Philippines.
November 7, 2013

123456 and other things that shouldn't be your password

The Adobe data breach of personal information from 150 million user accounts shows just how vulnerable consumers are when signing up for an online account. The data also reveals just how careless many users are in choosing their account settings — which makes not just themselves, but also others in the database, vulnerable to identity fraud.
October 31, 2013

Where would 7 million displaced Syrians fit?

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, at least two million refugees have fled the country and more than five million have been displaced internally. But what do 7 million people look like? Using U.S. Census data, this interactive shows where 7 million people live in your area to illustrate the scope of this regional humanitarian crisis.
October 29, 2013

Major coastal cities in US face billions in flood losses

Is your city prepared for a catastrophic storm? New Orleans is now leading the pack in preparedness.
October 27, 2013

Fixing the National Flood Insurance Program, in three charts

Federal program that had no debt less than a decade ago is now more than $20B in the red
October 16, 2013

The politicization of the debt ceiling, in one chart

The requirement of congressional approval for the U.S. Treasury to raise the total amount the government is permitted to borrow has become the focus of a bitter political clash between the Obama administration and the GOP over spending priorities. This chart demonstrates how a once-routine act of Congress has become a "political weapon," according to Louis Fisher, who focused on the separation of powers during his more than three decades at the Congressional Research Service.
October 15, 2013

Nuclear power(s) around the globe

A civilian nuclear energy program has traditionally been the precursor to a country's ability to make a nuclear weapon. While it’s not the only route to weaponization, the technology used to manufacture reactor fuel (or, in case of plutonium, the waste product of some civilian nuclear reactors) can easily be repurposed for the creation of bomb material.
September 30, 2013

I Spy, You Spy: The new technologically enhanced ways in which we spy on each other

Large corporations and the government have come under increased scrutiny for amassing information about private citizens. But Jimmie Mesis and private investigators like him illustrate a different breed of snoopers and a rather ubiquitous version of data collection in today’s technology-driven world – the kind we inflict upon each other.
September 26, 2013

A guide to hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay

For the past seven months, detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp have been on hunger strike protesting, in part, their indefinite detention and alleged mistreatment. Although this action has been one of the most widely publicized, it's certainly not the first. Hunger strikes started almost immediately after the camp was opened 11 years ago and have continued regularly since then. This timeline documents the evolving role of hunger strikes as a form of protest.
September 12, 2013

Mapping the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

sraelis and Palestinians have been locked in a struggle for political control over land for most of the past century. Maps of the shifting patterns of control of the land west of the Jordan River from 1947 to the present tell that story.
September 9, 2013

Humanitarian crisis in Syria

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, millions of people have either sought refuge in neighboring nations or have had to leave their homes to find shelter inside the country. As the conflict continues, conditions for civilians become more dire.