How do parasites choose their hosts?

How do parasites choose their hosts?

By Shalene Singh-Shepherd Like many people, we were interested in which parasites are generalist and which are specialist. For example, generalist parasites may be problematic if ‘species-jumping’ causes significant problems in new host species. As we got together as...
Is settler colonialism still a thing?

Is settler colonialism still a thing?

By Avril Bell – The movie Avatar tells the story of a corporation from Earth mining ‘unobtainium’ on the planet Pandora. The indigenous Na’vi people are in the way, their village and Hometree located directly above the unobtainium deposit. The miners are...
What does it mean to be Tūhoe in 2018?

What does it mean to be Tūhoe in 2018?

Last year, Tūhoe leader Tāmati Kruger delivered the annual Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture at the University of Auckland on 31 October.  Tāmati Kruger was Tūhoe’s chief negotiator leading up to the iwi’s 2013 settlement with the Crown, and the landmark Te...
How can we stop indigenous oppression?

How can we stop indigenous oppression?

Julianne Evans discusses the various ways in which indigenous oppression can be stopped with Fulbright Scholar Dr. Andrew Erueti. Erueti spent four years working for Amnesty International as an indigenous rights advisor. When the richest one percent now own half of...
Why is Trump shutting America’s doors to the world?

Why is Trump shutting America’s doors to the world?

While the world deals with an ongoing and escalating refugee crisis, the United States has shut its doors on seven countries. State and local governments are seeking ways to challenge the Trump Administration’s orders. Maria Armoudian explores the historic, global,...
Is Syria a “Quicksilver” war?

Is Syria a “Quicksilver” war?

By William Harris – In mid-November 2014, a Kurdish Peshmerga commander invited me to join his small convoy headed for the precariously perched military outposts on the front with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) at and around the Mosul dam in northern...