The Changing Landscape of Veteran Housing in the United States

Following a controversial Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in early September, many cities throughout the U.S. are stepping up their veteran housing game, especially in western states. In its 3-0 decision, the Court found that cities cannot criminalize…

8 Things You Might not Know about Refugees

There are over 68.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes – with 25.4 million of them being officially classified as refugees. Most have been displaced for years. Millions of refugees globally continue to…

Jailed and Addicted – What’s causing the change in perspective on drugs?

Drug laws around the world are slowly shifting. The way some substances are viewed, especially by American society, is changing. This is important on the international level because the United States in many ways architected (to use an Americanism coined…

Digital Freedom: A Fundamental Human Right, Not a Priviledge.

One of the striking features of liberal democracies is freedom of expression; it is legitimately guaranteed as a fundamental human right. This right can be expressed through the ballot to select leaders for the governance of state, public and private…

Climate Change Denialism – A Destructive Ideology for Our Planet

I am usually quite optimistic about the future and the development of sustainable solutions. In my view, there is no doubt climate change is problematic, and I often believe others are of the same opinion. However, it really shocks me…

IFLRY conquering world politics: #2 From Strasbourg to New York – Christian Scharling

This article is written as a diary piece, giving a personal view on the busy schedule of an IFLRY President. This article follows IFLRY President Christian Scharling on his trip to New York for the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum. …

IFLRY conquering world politics: #1 Council of Europe – Christian Scharling

This article is written as a diary piece, giving a personal view on the busy schedule of an IFLRY President. The article follows IFLRY President Christian Scharling on his latest trip to Strasbourg for the induction course of the Advisory…