Iraqi Refugees

Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.), chairman of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, is urging the US to step up efforts to provide assistance for Iraqi refugees. On February 26, 2008, Deputy United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Craig Johnstone, testified to the subcommittee regarding US efforts to alleviate the Iraqi refugee problem. With approximately 2.2 million … Continue reading Iraqi Refugees

March 2008: Online Engagement

The March 2008 issue of Anthropology News features an In Focus thematic commentary series titled “Online Engagement.” Online forums for social engagement and information exchange have emerged as dynamic sites of anthropological research in recent years. Contributors to this In Focus commentary series examine, from diverse perspectives, how different populations initiate and manage relationships through … Continue reading March 2008: Online Engagement

March 2008: Online Engagement

The March 2008 issue of Anthropology News features an In Focus thematic commentary series titled “Online Engagement.” Online forums for social engagement and information exchange have emerged as dynamic sites of anthropological research in recent years. Contributors to this In Focus commentary series examine, from diverse perspectives, how different populations initiate and manage relationships through … Continue reading March 2008: Online Engagement

Department of Homeland Security Search and Seizure Policy–A Threat to Anthropologists?

On February 15, NPR’s Morning Edition reported that two civil liberties groups—the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Asian Law Caucus—are suing the Department of Homeland Security to force it to disclose its policy for searching US citizens and their electronic devices when re-entering the United States. The NPR piece, “Suit Accuses Homeland Security of Illegal … Continue reading Department of Homeland Security Search and Seizure Policy–A Threat to Anthropologists?

Department of Homeland Security Search and Seizure Policy–A Threat to Anthropologists?

On February 15, NPR’s Morning Edition reported that two civil liberties groups—the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Asian Law Caucus—are suing the Department of Homeland Security to force it to disclose its policy for searching US citizens and their electronic devices when re-entering the United States. The NPR piece, “Suit Accuses Homeland Security of Illegal … Continue reading Department of Homeland Security Search and Seizure Policy–A Threat to Anthropologists?

Deforestation And The Amazon Rainforest

The rising price of soy on the world market and new agrogenetic technologies are the newest contributors to deforestation in the Amazon basin of Brazil. Infrastructure, including massive engineering projects such as dams, water highways, biodeisel plants, roads and ports, threaten over eighteen different indigenous peoples in the vicinity. Indigenous peoples, rural workers, and others, … Continue reading Deforestation And The Amazon Rainforest

Deforestation And The Amazon Rainforest

The rising price of soy on the world market and new agrogenetic technologies are the newest contributors to deforestation in the Amazon basin of Brazil. Infrastructure, including massive engineering projects such as dams, water highways, biodeisel plants, roads and ports, threaten over eighteen different indigenous peoples in the vicinity. Indigenous peoples, rural workers, and others, … Continue reading Deforestation And The Amazon Rainforest