Full story - June 19, 2019
A flag announcing the IPO of Facebook flies next to the American flag outside the offices of JP Morgan in New York City, New York May 4, 2012.
Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra. Their plans are backed by major companies such as Visa, PayPal and Uber. With a user base of 2 billion people worldwide, Facebook is positioned to pressure countries and central banks to cooperate with its reinvention of the global financial system.
Full story - June 21, 2019
Dictator Francisco Franco stands in military apparel next to his wife at an event.
Despite the many positive changes social services have made in many people's lives, it has a dark past in many of history's most brutal regimes. One way the profession of social services could come to terms with this past is through a truth and reconciliation commission.
Full story - June 18, 2019
Protesters hold placards as they attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, June 16, 2019.
In response to massive popular resistance, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that she will suspend extradition vote. The new law would allow China to extradite suspects accused of certain crimes and prosecute them in Chinese courts.
Full story - June 17, 2019
border wall in el paso, texas
As part of a new "metering" policy, US officials are turning asylum-seekers away at ports of entry along the southern border. Thousands wait, straining the resources of Mexican border towns.
Full story - June 13, 2019
Alex Morgan of the US celebrates scoring their twelfth goal with Megan Rapinoe and teammates.
Although the US women’s national soccer team has long been the envy of the world, they face being upstaged by regional men's soccer teams. Female athletes and journalists continue to face serious barriers as local news outlets spend only 3% of their airtime covering women’s sports and more than 90% of anchors, commentators and editors are men.
Full story - June 11, 2019
migrant workers on a farm
A growing number of convicts are being used for farm labor, while being paid close to nothing and left unprotected by the law.
Full story - June 10, 2019
High tide at Nukatoa Island, in the Takuu Atoll, Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea inhabitants are in a race against climate change as they continue to lose their land to rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Since 1994, the islanders of the seven atolls have lost about 50% of their land. In an effort to relocate from a no longer habitable environment, they face devastating economic and political obstacles.
Full story - June 05, 2019
A woman moves her things onto a table in a flooded home.
Millions of people have suffered from flooding and millions more are at risk. Thanks to Dream Homes, resilient homes could save lives and protect some of society's most vulnerable from flooding.
Full story - June 04, 2019
A crowd of activists holds candles in Hong Kong at night.
In the 30 years since the end of the Tiananmen Square protests, political reforms and human rights are still missing from Chinese society. Some students and workers are still trying to change that.
Full story - June 04, 2019
Allied forces building harbours in France.
Churchill and his team of engineers, scientists and military officers designed a marine staging area known as the Mulberry Harbors, later actualized in the prime minister’s bathtub. This design would later be the key to their success in the invasion of Normandy, France, on D-Day.