Bodies As Battlegrounds: Debating The Pros And Cons Of The Decriminalization Of Sex Work

In August, 2015, Amnesty International voted in favor of a policy that calls for the full decriminalization of consensual sex work. Definitions of sex work will vary. This author uses the term to refer “…to the consensual exchange of sexual services between adults for money or goods"...The Amnesty vote was supposed to make it possible for proposals to be drafted to rewrite legislation in countries which criminalize the consensual sale and purchase of sex. Sex work is already partially decriminalized in the United Kingdom and Canada...Now many sex workers in the United States are wondering when they’ll get their chance to be heard, and see sex work decriminalized here. This author asked some of them for their thoughts on the subject.

A New Identity

 Adapting into a different culture and religion can be challenging for many. For Shabab Hossain, 19, of Jamaica, Queens N.Y. becoming Muslim has helped him positively and move away from things that impacted him negatively. However, it has brought many struggles.  Although Hossain’s family was always Muslim, he never fully understood why they had to go to the Mosque and practice the religion. It was until he educated himself where everything started making sense to him and he understood the values and morals that came with being Muslim.

Muslim in America

On a windy fall afternoon, the members of Muslim Student Association (MSA), at Queensborough Community College met for their weekly meeting. Fatima Faisal, 20, the MSA president shared her story of the struggles she faced while being Muslim in America.

A Letter From A Concerned LIU Post Alum

Without the minimal funding required to keep it in hard-copy print, and without encouragement to report the full range and depth of campus opinion, the Pioneer, if it survives, will be turned into a paper without a purpose in order to turn Post into a campus without an identity.

Where Acting Meets Activism

“Theatre allows us to converse with our souls—to passionately pursue and discover ways of living with ourselves and others,” writes New York University theatre professor, Philip Taylor. For Northern Ireland's DAMD Theatre Company, this is more than just a saying, and more than just a theory. It is a driving force behind all they do when they take to the stage.

Martin Luther King press conference

What Would King Do?

With Dr. Martin Luther King jr’s birthday approaching on January 15th and black history month following soon after, I find it appropriate to set my mind on Dr. King's life's work and philosophies. I admonish you to do the same. WHAT WOULD KING DO. Mimicking the Christian catch phrase "What Would Jesus Do," I often wonder how Dr. King would approach today's societal challenges.

Doctors carry fresh organs for transplant

The Shocking Truth About China’s Organ Transplant Industry

In May 2006 the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG), an organization headquartered in Washington D.C., asked former Canadian Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific David Kilgour and David Matas, an international human rights lawyer, to investigate the claims of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. They were able to pull together 18 pieces of evidence that point to systematic organ harvesting mainly from living Falun gong practitioners.