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Taliban Attacks on Hazara Communities Raise Fear of Mass Atrocities

Taliban Attacks on Hazara Communities Raise Fear of Mass Atrocities

by    Abbas Farasoo

Afghanistan’s Hazara community is caught between attacks by Taliban and Islamic State militants, and neglect by the government. It started with a Facebook post: “I can’t bear it anymore. I am going out. Will you join me?” Within an hour, by midnight local time on November 11, hundreds took to the streets and passed security Read More

Welcome to the Ultimate Escape Room

Welcome to the Ultimate Escape Room

by    John Feffer

For some, the slowness with which the international community is addressing climate change is yet more proof that humans have outlived their evolutionary usefulness. The midterm elections are over and the Democrats have regained the House, but the rest of American political reality remains intact. Meanwhile, the campaigns barely touched on the most important issues Read More

Actor Viggo Mortensen Uses a Word He Shouldn’t Use

Actor Viggo Mortensen Uses a Word He Shouldn’t Use

by    Peter Isackson

What happens when concern about racism is focused on policing the words that antiracist people use, rather than the acts of actual racists? Americans have a serious and complex problem with the notion of free speech. While everyone accepts the dogma that freedom of expression is an absolute right enshrined in the First Amendment of Read More

If You Can Change Your Sex, Why Not Your Race?

If You Can Change Your Sex, Why Not Your Race?

by    Ellis Cashmore

As long as people deny others the right to choose when it comes to race, they continue to dance to a tune composed by those who had a vested interest in demarcating by skin color. Anthony Ekundayo Lennon is a rarity — a man who is publicly denounced for saying he’s black. Last year, he Read More

From Sandinista to Contra: The Transformation of Daniel Ortega

From Sandinista to Contra: The Transformation of Daniel Ortega

by    Glenn Ojeda Vega and German Peinado Delgado

Ortega’s critics, which include former allies and comrades-in-arms, see him as a corrupt authoritarian who turned his back on his revolutionary ideals. At 73, Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, is one of Latin America’s most emblematic and controversial figures of the last several decades. Adding up his first presidential terms — between 1985 and 1990, and Read More

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