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Bittersweet victory for ‘Indian’ Miss America

Nina Davuluri is deemed too dark to be beautiful in India. Mari Marcel Thekaekara explores the irony. 

Filed in: India United States Women

War-mongering Obama gets closer to winning hypocrite of the year award

Irish MP lambasts politicians ‘prostituting’ themselves for a pat on the head from the US president. Mari Marcel Thekaekara writes.

Filed in: Ireland United States

Shades of Dred Scott in the case of Trayvon Martin

Second-class citizens? Barack Obama should step-in over George Zimmerman’s acquittal for shooting the black teenager, writes Lloyd Williams.

Filed in: Crime Law Politics Race United States

Europe gets its first ‘Tar-Free City’

Oxford takes a lead from communities in the US by rejecting oil from Canada’s destructive tar sands project.

Filed in: Canada Energy Environment First Nations Reservations (Canada) Oil Politics United Kingdom United States

How to fight PRISM

Cryptographer Nadim Kobeissi argues that the solutions to mass surveillance are social and political, not technological.

Filed in: Internet Law Politics Technology United States

Edward Snowden is a true patriot

As a supposed bastion of democracy, the US should support those who expose the truth, writes Mari Marcel Thekeakara.

Filed in: Democracy Human Rights Politics United Kingdom United States

Why are we so afraid of chemical weapons?

War is destruction. So why, asks MG Zimeta, does the ‘existential threat’ of an airborne toxic event in Syria and beyond, instil such horror.

Filed in: Arms Human Rights Iraq Military Nuclear Weapons Politics Syria United States War and Peace

Britain’s shame: evicted islanders lose in court

The latest legal decision against the Chagossians, kicked off their homeland to make way for a US base, continues a regretful history, says Nick Harvey.

Filed in: Chagos Conservation Environment Human Rights Mauritius Politics United Kingdom United States

The compassionate case against foreign intervention

‘We are not the good guys’ – Kerry-anne Mendoza argues that the US and Britain should avoid military action in war ravaged countries like Syria.

Filed in: Conflict Iraq Military Politics Syria United Kingdom United States War and Peace

The silent death of the US Left

Is there a counterforce to the grinding machinery of neoliberal capitalism and its political managers? asks Jeffrey St.Clair.

Filed in: Politics United States

Boston? Yes. Arusha? No thank you

Virgil Hawkins compares media coverage of two bombings and argues that some victims are considered more ‘newsworthy’ than others.

Filed in: Africa Media North America Tanzania Terrorism United States Violence

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