On the night of June 9, Saudi-led coalition jets conducted huge airstrikes on Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, which had been relatively quiet in previous weeks.
Michael Bronner June 13, 2017Topics:Region: Laurence O'Dwyer May 30, 2017
During the night we rode through town on scooters.
Down the alleys, it’s like a carpenter’s yard after
a bomb has exploded. Everyone is white with dust.
The headlights are x-rays that slice through the DNA
of the town. The rhythm of cicadas. The scuttle of eyes.
When Aristide lost power, the Little Machete ArmyTopics:Region:
Nicole Rothwell May 17, 2017
Charo Minas Rojas has a long history of challenging Colombia’s patriarchal society. In 2014, she led a group of Afro-Colombian women on a 350-mile march from the Cauca region to Bogotá followed by a sit-in that eventually forced the government to recognize their land rights against illegal mining.
Deepali Srivastava May 11, 2017
At the Lahore Literary Festival held at the Asia Society, New York on May 6, Pakistani journalist and author Raza Rumi led a minute of silence to mourn the lynching of student Mashal Khan accused of blasphemy in Northwest Pakistan. This, just after celebrated Pakistani singer Tahira Syed’s soulful rendering of Sufi and Kafi poetry, was a rude jolt back to present times. And for me, a sad reminder that lynching by vigilante mobs now occurs with alarming frequency in Hindu-majority India as well.Topics:Region:
Léopold Lambert May 1, 2017
We are days away from the second round of the French presidential elections between a banker candidate, Emmanuel Macron, who wants to rule France like a start-up company, and the president of the Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen. She has temporarily stepped down from this position for this second round but will, without doubt, resume her role as soon as the election is over. Le Pen wants to significantly and systematically consolidate France’s white supremacy and nationalism, even though a lot of noise is produced around the question of voting for or against the latter.Topics:Region:
The Kweenz of Kelston: A New Generation of Fa'afafineBlaine Callahan April 24, 2017Topics:Region:
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Louise Chamberlain April 4, 2017
On 29th March 2017, the Daily Mail published an article asserting that "video games like Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto make teenagers sexist because they portray women in a negative light." This isn’t revelatory information for female players of games or people who work in the gaming industry, but the study upTopics:Region:
Kate McCabe April 3, 2017
On May 17, 1974, a series of car bombs exploded without warning on the streets of Dublin and nearby Monaghan, Ireland. The bombs wreaked havoc on the two cities, causing an unprecedented number of civilian casualties and leaving behind a legacy of pain that lingers to this day. The Dublin/Monaghan bombings resulted in the greatest loss of life on any one day during the Irish “Troubles,” which lasted roughly from 1969 until the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.Topics:Region: