Kari Lydersen
Portfolio of Articles

Please also see the Links section of my website for links to more recent stories in publications including The Washington Post, The Chicago Reader, In These Times, The Chicago Reporter and OnEarth magazine.

Latin America

First-hand reporting from Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Honduras, Chiapas and other parts of Mexico and the US-Mexico border. View Articles...

Immigration

Extensive reporting on the US-Mexico border region and immigration from Latin America to the US, along with the stories of immigrant communities in the US from Africa, the Middle East, Asia and other parts of the world. View articles...

War on Terror and Civil Liberties

The human impacts and dangers of recent security policies, affecting activists, immigrants of all nationalities and the general public. View Articles...

Environment and Environmental Racism

The effects of recent environmental policy, coal-burning power plants and other environmental issues, as well as community struggles against polluters and issues surrounding our national parks and common lands. View articles...

Sex Work and Sex Trafficking

Personal stories and analysis of these too-often-sensationalized topics, with a feminist, economic and human rights perspective. View articles... 

Prison Issues, Death Penalty and Drug War

The impact of criminal justice policy and objective yet empathetic stories of its human toll, including reporting based on visits to prisons and ongoing correspondence with inmates. View articles...

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