This work is based on the transcripts of found-audio recordings of the farewell phone calls of insurgents in Kashmir who pick up arms for liberation from Indian rule in the region.
Uzma Falak July 6, 2018Topics:Region: Valérie Gruhn June 22, 2018
Valérie Gruhn was an emergency room nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) near Mosul, Iraq, from March to June 2017 during the battle for control of the city. She shares the following excerpts from her journal.
When I close my eyes, I can still see the reflection of the sun glistening on the Tigris river. The only bit of greenery hugs the river tightly, while stretching out into the horizon of the valleys that were once known as Mesopotamia.Topics:Region:
Suchitra Vijayan June 4, 2018
"I lay between the soldier's big boots, and he took out his knife...He raised the knife with his two hands high over his head and plunged the knife down until it stopped just an inch from my forehead. I screamed and screamed, and so did he."
- Narrated to Rädda Barnen, (Swedish Save the Children) in "The Status of Palestinian Children During the Uprising in Occupied Territories" report, January 1990.Topics:Region:
Raphaël Thierry June 3, 2018Topics:Region:
Father Rogelio Cruz Will Keep FightingRichard Raber Jeremiah Cothren May 31, 2018
Refusing to leave his people and his community, Father Rogelio Cruz continues to stand tall in the face of corruption, intimidation and possible excommunication. Cruz has come to redefine the role of the priest and indeed the church in Loma Miranda, a picturesque community in the Dominican Republic threatened by mining interests Barrick Gold and Falcondo.Topics:Region:
Anna Reumert May 15, 2018
At a cemetery in Beirut, soldiers from the French colonial army--including the Senegalese triailleurs--lay buried. Little is known of the cemetery, let alone of these soldiers’ lives. The cemetery does not appear on any map of Beirut, and the soldiers’ presence does not figure into official Lebanese history-telling. Indeed, the cemetery contains dead memory—memory that has been buried or erased from public discourse.Topics:Region:
Antony Owen May 14, 2018
A very British remembrance ceremony
“Almost 1.5 million of the 2.5 million men of the British empire who fought in the first World War were Indian volunteers”
Source: National ArchivesTopics:Region:
Raphaël Thierry April 26, 2018
The current environment is particularly rich for debating and discussing the relationship between the African publishing industry and the international book market.Topics:Region:
Grégory Pierrot March 1, 2018
Since cinema has entered the Age of Marvel, we have learned that translating the complexity and maturity gained by sixty-year-old comic characters to the screen is not as easy as it might seem. This is so not simply because the obvious commercial goal is to simultaneously satisfy die-hard fans and newcomers, children and adults, those in it for mindless entertainment, those who feel it’s much deeper than Spandex suits, but also because some in the audience have long known that in graphic art as in all art, one can strike a felicitous balance of utile and dulci.Topics:Region:
Greg Shupak February 22, 2018Topics:Region: