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26 June 2017

Iran's Revolution In Waiting

Without the active presence of justice in all its forms, it will remain impossible for any Iranian government to achieve coexistence among all of the country’s ethnic nations.

25 June 2017

Romania Seeks to Draw Lines Around Notions of Family

But as shown by the increasing numbers of children with parents working abroad, the lines are already being redrawn by economic pressures.

24 June 2017

In a Guardian Story About an Environmental Conflict in Kenya, the White Saviour Rides Again

The Guardian's portrayal of an Italian expat as the central figure in a noble fight to save the environment from local hordes erases the complex reality of a Kenyan region.

23 June 2017

Remembering Native American Civil Rights Pioneer, Lehman Brightman

Brightman was a key figure in many important acts of Native American resistance, including the takeover of Alcatraz Island and the occupation of Mount Rushmore.

19 June 2017

Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: Scenes to Help You (Try to) Understand Venezuela

"Venezuela is falling to pieces. We’re falling apart and I wonder if any of us are even aware of it."

13 June 2017

The Death of a Sanitary Worker in Pakistan

"This incident hits at my identities as a humanitarian, a global public health advocate, a medical doctor, and a Pakistani minority."

8 June 2017

There Are 23 Indian-Language Wikipedias. The Oldest Just Turned 15.

It has yet to be included in Google Translate, but Odia was the first Indian language to make an appearance on Wikipedia, 15 years ago.

6 June 2017

How Not to Have Six Horrible Months in Uganda

A narrative that exoticizes an African country with no attempt to understand its people tells us more about the writer than it does about the continent.

Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: The Landscape of Everyday Terror

"...I don’t remember when violence was not part of my life, when I didn’t live in fear of being attacked by those seeking to seize or to maintain power."

2 June 2017

The Muslims You Cannot See

"Islamophobia in its ugliest forms attacks our belonging. It attacks our identity, which is so vast, varied, and intersectional that it cannot possibly fit into a box."

31 May 2017

The Myth of the ‘Nice Canadian’

Is Canadians' reputation for niceness preventing Canada from really achieving true greatness as a country?

22 May 2017

Helping Write The Story of Sex Workers in Uganda

Every day over 300 women go to Bwaise, a slum district in northern Kampala, Uganda, to sell sex.

11 May 2017

Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: The Scars of History

"What is Venezuela right now? Who are we, the Venezuelans who have survived this historic defeat?"

What the Resistance to Trump Can Learn From Latin America

After decades of struggle, four lessons that movements in Latin America can teach those in the United States organizing against their own authoritarian leader, President Donald Trump.

26 April 2017

Romania's Anti-Corruption Protests and the Burden of Shame

Though shadowed by a sense of national shame, for a few days Romania was an inspirational place, as people took to the streets and acknowledged the widespread reality of corruption.

19 April 2017

A Video Game Offers a Rare Nuanced Glimpse Into the 1979 Iranian Revolution

A new Iranian-designed video game achieves the rare feat of providing an accessible and authentic narrative on Iran’s history without compromising on either content or creativity.

“Bodies Die, Countries Don't”: What the Venezuela Crisis Takes Away From Us

"Two years ago..there wasn't yet talk of people searching for food in the trash. Now, they not only look for it, but fight over it."

13 April 2017

The French May Be Casual about Extramarital Sex, But They Aren't about Relationships

According to studies, the French may simply be more realistic about the challenges of long-term monogamy.

The Convenient Uses of Mexico's “Foreign Enemy” Doctrine

"The doctrine, before being imparted to its recipients, came with a dose of shock therapy, plus several months amplifying the panic-ridden discourse in the United States prior to the elections."

1 April 2017

Inside the Organisation That's Way, Way More Worried About Fake News Than You

The rising tide of fakery in global media threatens the very core of their existence.

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