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  • Refugee Status Determination (RSD)

    Jehan Bseiso

    Part 1

    Morning show hostess is wearing matte red lipstick
    The color is Russian Red (by Mac).

    She says:
    “There are 65 million refugees around the world,
    this is the highest number ever recorded.”

    Ever

    The new #Ikea tent comes in colors like:

    "Aleppo Sunrise"
    and

    “Lifejacket Orange"

    “it has everything they need” says the TV
    but home,

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  • What's In Store for Betsy DeVos

    Michael Busch

    Betsy Devos has been confirmed as Secretary of Education by the U.S. Senate. Her nomination was the most bitterly contested of Donald Trump’s cabinet selections, and a lightning rod that galvanized public resistance across the country.

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  • Refik Hodžić on the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal

    Caterina Bonora Refik Hodžić

    Established by the United Nations in 1993, when war was still raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has finally reached its last year of existence. In its twenty-four years of existence, the Tribunal has brought to justice 121 individuals from the former Yugoslavia.

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  • Literature of the Banned Seven

    Warscapes

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  • Triumphing Beyond Trump

    Sanober Umar

    Eight years ago, my mother and I cried as we watched on television our first Black President get elected. The day Donald Trump was elected, we had tears of a different kind. As Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, one thing that has been made clear for “colorblind” liberals is that there is no such thing as “post-racial America.”

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  • ICC Justice and the Trial Narrative

    Scott Ross

    “This trial is about the violence and misery that blighted the lives of millions of people living in northern Uganda.” This was how Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda began her opening statements last month in the case against Dominic Ongwen, until recently a commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army. To be sure, Ongwen’s trial at The Hague will address instances of terrible violence inflicted on the people of northern Uganda.

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  • Patrice Lumumba: Rare interview footage before his assassination

    Transcript coming soon...

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  • I want you blue and 3 other poems

    Varsha Dutta

    Chicken mnemonics

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  • Boubacar Traoré Creates Community Using The Language Of Blues

    Mary von Aue

    When Boubacar Traoré first achieved fame in the 1960s, it was tethered to a social responsibility. Hits like Mali Twist were immediately swept into the narrative of a joyous nation emerging from colonialism, but even the most frivolous-sounding dance beats were anchored in lyrics that called on Malians to transform their homeland. His songs were inescapable on the radio, blending American blues and classical Arabic melodies to create a new genre of West African blues.

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  • The Guantánamo Diarist's Hometown Tormentor

    Deddahi Ould Abdallahi Michael Bronner

    “Waiting on torture is worse than torture.”

    It’s an old Arabic proverb, quoted by Mohamedou Ould Slahi in his bestselling memoir, Guantánamo Diary, which chronicles his nearly 15 years of extralegal interrogation and detention. 

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