Articles by Carole Chee


Coup in Myanmar: What you can do to help

On February 1, the Myanmar military staged a coup d’etat, overthrowing the Southeast Asian country’s government. This restricting takeover, involving the detainments of government officials and internet shutdowns, came after a 12-year quasi-democratic rule under State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.  In 1948 Myanmar’s government began to shift between military rule and civilian administration. While…


Thousands protest in Poland as abortion ban goes into effect

Three months after the Constitutional Tribunal’s October decision to expansively ban abortions, the Polish government brought the ruling—over 200 pages long—into legal force last Wednesday. The newly implemented policy permits abortions only in cases involving rape, incest or dangerous circumstances for the mother, excluding the majority of pregnancy terminations that occur because of fetal defects….


Whitmer’s plan to battle COVID and find common ground: Highlights from the State of the State Address

“My mission,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the residents of the state of Michigan last Wednesday evening, “is to find common ground so we can emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.” In her third State of the State Address, Governor Whitmer urged Michiganders to focus on working together in order to “fix the damn…