Today’s Pondering: Human Trafficking

– by Cassy Gonzalez, student volunteer

January is coming to its natural end and so is the symbolic remembrance with it: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, with January 11th declared Human Trafficking Awareness Day. By U.S. estimates there lie anywhere between 27 and 25 million for the number of people currently “enslaved” throughout the world. U.S. domestic estimates vary from 100,000 to less than 60,000 depending on what source you are currently looking at. I would like to dedicate a small portion of the internet to pondering human trafficking like many have done before me, and many will do after me.

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Mounting Threats to Women’s Healthcare Rights Create Anti-Woman Political Climate

-By Julia Woods, student staff

So far in 2012, our country has put women’s rights on trial. On the national level, conservative policy has shifted to restrict women’s access to health care, from demonizing everything abortion to birth control. Local Colorado politics have followed suit: some of our most basic liberties, such as the right to receive adequate healthcare, the right of each woman to her own individual sexuality, and the right to do as we choose with our own bodies, are all very much on the chopping block.

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