About Phineas Rueckert

Phineas Rueckert is a writer at Global Citizen. He graduated from Macalester College with a degree in Political Science and International Studies, and spent the past year teaching English in Toulouse, France. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Stories

  1. Article: This Woman and Her Grandmother Just Graduated From the Same College at the Same Time
    Education

    This Woman and Her Grandmother Just Graduated From the Same College at the Same Time

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 15, 2017

    More proof that it’s never too late to get an education. Read more

  2. Article: Why the Criticism of Ed Sheeran's Liberia Video Is Misguided and Even Dangerous
    OpinionCitizenship

    Why the Criticism of Ed Sheeran's Liberia Video Is Misguided and Even Dangerous

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 15, 2017

    Sheeran should not be vilified for trying to help. Read more

  3. Article: Here’s How Actresses Are Protesting Hollywood Sexual Harassment at the Golden Globes
    Girls & Women

    Here’s How Actresses Are Protesting Hollywood Sexual Harassment at the Golden Globes

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 15, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    “Who are you wearing?” Read more

  4. Article: Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007: Report
    Girls & Women

    Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007: Report

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 14, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Many of the killings take place in public places. Read more

  5. Article: Salma Hayek’s Harvey Weinstein Op-Ed Is Inspiring Others to Speak Out
    Girls & Women

    Salma Hayek’s Harvey Weinstein Op-Ed Is Inspiring Others to Speak Out

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 13, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    In his eyes, I was not an artist. I wasn’t even a person. I was a thing: not a nobody, but a body." Read more

  6. Article: This NFL Quarterback Opened a Very Special Playground for Children With Disabilities
    Citizenship

    This NFL Quarterback Opened a Very Special Playground for Children With Disabilities

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 13, 2017

    It’s the first of its kind in New Orleans. Read more

  7. Article: Brazil Is Giving Away Free Preventative HIV Pills to 50,000 People in the Next 5 Years
    Health

    Brazil Is Giving Away Free Preventative HIV Pills to 50,000 People in the Next 5 Years

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 12, 2017

    The pills retail for over $1,600 in the United States. Read more

  8. Article: This Issue Has Rihanna, LeBron James, and Chance the Rapper Stepping Up and Taking Action
    Education

    This Issue Has Rihanna, LeBron James, and Chance the Rapper Stepping Up and Taking Action

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 11, 2017

    These celebrities get an A+ for effort. Read more

  9. Article: Millions of Poor Americans Are Contracting These 'Diseases of Poverty' — But Can’t Afford Pills to Cure Them
    Health

    Millions of Poor Americans Are Contracting These 'Diseases of Poverty' — But Can’t Afford Pills to Cure Them

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 11, 2017

    “People have told me they sometimes have to choose between buying medication and eating." Read more

  10. Article: This Could Be Haiti’s First-Ever Oscar-Nominated Film, But It Faces Stiff Competition
    Citizenship

    This Could Be Haiti’s First-Ever Oscar-Nominated Film, But It Faces Stiff Competition

    By Phineas Rueckert|Dec. 8, 2017

    “Ayiti Mon Amour” shines a new light on the embattled island. Read more