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Veena Trehan is a DC-based journalist and activist. She has written for NPR, Reuters, Bloomberg News, and local papers.

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Hillary Expected to Adopt All of Sanders's Positions by Noon Friday, June 19, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Democratic Platform: Hillary and Bernie Any presidential candidate faces broad challenges in illuminating the harsh injustices of our country and endorsing specific policies to fix them. Yet this is precisely what our leaders must do to create a nation of justice and opportunity. This article lays out major issues and assesses the statements of the two major leading Democratic presidential candidates.

A composite image of MIT. Monday, May 18, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Imposters at MIT? Stop the Victim Blaming A recent NPR story highlighting a spate of MIT suicides discussed the "imposter syndrome." Yet this seemed to be a not-so-subtle attempt at victim blaming when, in my experience, poor mental health often directly resulted from what was broadly recognized as extreme academic stress. Let's find out more about what MIT is doing by asking and posting 11 questions on their services and statistics.

Placards at the Rally To Take Rape Seriously Friday, April 17, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Isn't It Rich? Everyone Jumps on Rolling Stone While Forgetting Their Own Lapses The institutional and media response to the Rolling Stone review belies important realities: an environment of energized activism, the context of the reporting errors, a fraternity with a problematic past, truly harmful media failures, and a need to make colleges safer.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Yay, I Got In!" Now What to Ask Colleges about Campus Sexual Assault Female high school students as thrilled as those in "The Hunting Ground" when they receive college acceptances. Yet they often know little about the safety of the school they attend. A campaign to promote transparency and accountability of colleges to provide nondiscriminatory campuses.

DC Guantanamo Protest Jan 2015-41 Thursday, February 12, 2015 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rape as an Instrument of American War at Guantanamo Five years after President Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, it remains not only a symbol -- but a reality -- of major human rights abuses. This must end.

At a rally after the Charlie Hebdo attack. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Charlie Hebdo: Violence, Press Freedom and Accountability In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, many world leaders have highlighted the important values of peace, freedom of the press, and accountability. But how true have Western societies been to these ideals and what is their promise for promoting the empathy and justice needed to bridge cultural divides?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sexual Assault: Transforming American Colleges The victims of sexual violence are not the institution or fraternity that was implicated for a couple of weeks, but the millions of girls who have been sexually assaulted at universities nationwide. Colleges must transform a culture of gender violence, funding the a number of steps through endowments, as needed.

DC Protest Against Killing of Unarmed African Americans on 12/13/14 Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Holiday From, Then For Justice The last month has been a holiday justice as numerous acts have demonstrated how our society dehumanizes women and minorities. But the widespread, sustained protests show that Americans value basic human rights for all, or in the words of Langston Hughes, "Let America be America again."

Let's Explore Other Pathways to Peace Saturday, September 27, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Vertigo, PTSD, and the Loss of the Car Keys The rapid push to war leaves our heads spinning from the shifting narratives and alliances and our minds worrying about the violence that resulted from regional intervention. It's time to acknowledge our past mistakes and the complexity of the situation and pursue a path of diplomacy, de-militarization and humanitarian assistance.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Spotlights and Solutions for College Rape Recently media coverage of college rape has picked up,and government and universities are implementing solutions to this longstanding, national, and costly campus issue.

The picture can be bright or not for our college girls Friday, May 9, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Finally, National Coverage of College Rape 1 in 5 is a great chance of winning your March Madness pool or the lottery, but unacceptable odds of getting sexually assaulted at your college campus.

Protest of Albuquerque Police Violence Friday, April 4, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
James Boyd, Bruce, Pete, and All of Us Many in New Mexico have embraced both the ghost of James Boyd, cut down for lacking a home, and the ghost of Tom Joad, a specter of moral action. Let's help them build a world of security, peace and freedom for all.

Causes of Rape Saturday, December 14, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Reclaiming and Using "Terror" The word "terror" has been used to justify an illegal war and extensive, unconstitutional spying. What if we used the power of that word and experience to fix five major problems?

//www.flickr.com/photos/38709469@N08/10978417894/: NGOs, Social Movements Walk Out of the Climate Talks Tuesday, November 26, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Climate Talks: More Compelling Than the World Series The UNFCCC's Conference on Parties had all the drama and action of a world sports championship. But the stakes for these global climate talks were much higher.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Get Out of My Town The Republicans have embarked on a radical agenda in direct opposition to the interests of their constituents. The best thing for them to do? Leave town.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Life Without A Cell Phone The rewarding outcome of a real world experiment in which the author gives up her cell phone.

//www.flickr.com/photos/9904636@N02/10090391105/: 10.4.13 CPC End Government Shutdown Rally Friday, October 4, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Boycott Corporations Who Gave Big to Republicans in 2012 Elections Avoid purchasing items or procuring services from the companies that supported the Republicans in 2012.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America's Indefensible "Core Priorities" President Obama's speech last week at the UN General Assembly was generally strong. But he cited four "core interests" that are amoral and create a cycle of violence. These must be circumscribed, if not abandoned. Otherwise, we could possibly end up implementing the plan described by former NATO Allied Supreme Commander Wesley Clark, which would have the U.S. invade seven countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Monday, September 9, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America's Tricky Relationship with Chemical Warfare The United States' history of alternately deploying and helping deploy chemical weapons, and using their existence to advocate for illegal military strikes is troubling, to say the least. The current meandering rationale for strikes reflects this unresolvable dichotomy. Let's instead focus on internationally backed action, including major support for millions of refugees.

Monday, June 24, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Ten-Step Plan To Care for Our Country and World Imagine if just a fraction of the creativity, time and energy we put into raising our kids was devoted to improving our country and planet. Now make it so through this 10-step plan.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Monsanto, Christa, and Me What do stories of GMOs and sexual violence have in common? Too often, the tragic ending.

Monday, April 29, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Beyond Boston to Bangladesh The Bangladeshi factory collapse must be top of mind so we can transform the apparel industry. Boycott retailers, give money, eschew fast fashion, and focus on the tough stories.

Monday, March 25, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lean In, Women; Corporations and Government, Brush Off Your Hands Fifty years after "The Feminine Mystique", we've decided to shift the blame largely to women, per Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Her "Lean In" movement is at best highly ineffectual but more likely a distraction from the urgent priorities for change that would benefit all workers.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Right's Plan: More Poor White Kids Is the "having kids is our patriotic duty" going to become new Republican meme? The demographics don't work for the right so now having lots of poor, undereducated children is cool -- so long as they're white. What a difference from the trashing of welfare Moms just two decades ago.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Make Political Activism the New Travel Soccer It's time for parents to redirect a fraction of children's time spent now on sports, TV and tutoring to political activism. Civic participation offers the activities and benefits of schools and sports: public speaking, exercise, debate practice, camaraderie, art, social skills, and determination. Their engagement will create a more just and sustainable world.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Party of Religious Fanaticism and Falsehood Republicans champion American democracy and patriotism while employing the same tactics -- voter suppression, minimizing violence against women, rejecting science, and duplicity -- of religious and tyrannical zealots around the world.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Many Problems with "Romnesia" and Why It Still Works The media has chased ratings at the expense of covering identity and character. Willard "Mitt" Romney personifies the mentality of a cheating athlete, the habits of a religious sinner, and a life story that is anti-American. Holding him accountable to common cultural and societal standards will illuminate the potential reality of his presidency.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Romney's Psychopathic Debate Strategy: Past, Present and Future Romney's debate "win" is a result of the environment he created where cheating pays off. The debate commission is controlled by the parties, Romney implied he would be honest and media has ADD. For Romney, whose policies were exposed by Bill Clinton as sham and two weeks of attacks decried as opportunistic, he had to remake himself. That people believe his lies and new positioning show our democracy's dysfunction.

Monday, September 24, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Willard "Mitt" Romney: A Song and A Quiz Who is the mysterious Mitt? A song entertains readers and a multiple choice quiz (followed by a review of Romney's record) helps voters decide.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
My Fantasy with Jamie Dimon My fantasy: true accountability -- beyond the $3 billion loss -- for Jamie Dimon and JP Morgan. Veterans, parents, retirees, former homeowners, and credit card holders devastated after bank dealings. 'Fess up and pay up in your ever-expanding jail cell, Jamie.

Friday, May 11, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Taking America Back America has seen what may be the most rapid (non-war) deterioration of public health in history. Today about 2/3 of our population is overweight, in just 18 years more than 1 in 10 will carry 80 extra pounds. Yet a generation ago, we were slim, unknowingly Jedi Masters of our health. Let's take America (and this slogan) back.

Sunday, March 18, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It's Official: George Clooney is the Perfect Man George Clooney just became the perfect man with his arrest outside D.C.'s Sudanese Embassy. He took his beliefs to the street in an action that will hopefully inspire many more celebrities.

Friday, March 16, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The View from Muppetland The view from Muppetland - the place where investment banks' clients live - reflects the predatory culture described in former Goldman executive Greg Smith's New York Times op-ed. Investment banks evade, deceive, and bully clients.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
From Girls to Grandmas: Unlocking Female Potential From girls to grandmas, females are transforming their communities on this 101st International Women's Day. Increased access to the levers of empowerment -- like education, contraceptive access and opportunity -- is paying dividends.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Often Forgotten Downside to Accepting Corporate Contributions Nonprofits that partner with corporations often sacrifice reputation and efficacy for dollars. But nascent trends in the environment and arts show promise.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Three Disturbing Trends About "Just Say No" to Providing Contraception The pushback President Obama received for his decision to require free birth control for many religiously affiliated institutions (now revised to similar effect) is disturbing on three fronts. First the right's use of faith as a divider, second as it ignores longstanding and global lessons on contraceptive access, and third as it politicizes a narrow social issue.