Cuba’s “Battle for Ideas” Affects Us All, or Could, and Should

By Susan Babbitt – June 21, 2016

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Some suggest more abstract “theoretical” questions are a luxury. There is no time, given global crises, for such ivory tower work. Yet no less a revolutionary than Fidel Castro said that people suffer because of concepts. (more…)

France Begins Mass Arrests Amid Huge Civil Struggle

By Sean Adl-Tabatabai on June 15, 2016

France-arrests-revolution-900x350French authorities have begun the mass arrests of protestors taking part in what some are calling the biggest revolution in France for 200 years. (more…)

Orlando Mass Shooting Not Deadliest in American History

By Ariela Gross on June 14, 2016

A front page of the St. Louis Missouri Republican newspaper from July 1917.

A front page of the St. Louis Missouri Republican newspaper from July 1917.

The massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was a horrific tragedy. But it was not unprecedented – and it was not the “deadliest mass shooting in American history,” as many have called it. (more…)

American Ugliness: Queer and Trans People of Color Say “Not in Our Names”

By Jack Aponte on Tuesday, June 14, 2016


(Photo: Monica Almeida / The New York Times)

(Photo: Monica Almeida / The New York Times)

I had bad dreams Sunday night. I’m not surprised. A roommate broke the news of the Orlando shooting to my partner and me on Sunday morning; from then on my day was dominated by shock, anger and grief. (more…)

Israel’s Suspension of West Bank Water Supplies ‘Inhumane and Outrageous’

June 16, 2016


(Maan Images/Charlie Hoyle, File)

The Palestinian Prime Minister’s office on Thursday slammed Israel’s decision to cut off water supplies for tens of thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank this week as “inhumane and outrageous.” (more…)

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