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Following the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, how long will the Solidarity Last?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

When masked gunmen emerged on Wednesday from the magazine’s offices and onto the street proclaiming, “We killed Charlie Hebdo,” it was a reference not only to the 12 people they shot dead in cold blood, but to the satirical magazine itself. An attack, in other words, on the very organs of free speech.  Read More

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Swiss Opponents of Ecopop Plan

Will this Island of Wealth close the door to Foreigners?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The spotless train from Lausanne to Geneva coasts past a glistening Lac Léman and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Anyone looking out at the wooden-beamed houses scattered across the hillside would be puzzled by the recurring debate over population density and immigration.  Read More

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Chile’s Dictatorship: Were Soldiers Victims, too?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In a modest hilltop home off of a long, winding road that leads out of Santiago into the Andean mountains, Anastasio Palma and Carlos Ortega recall life in the Armed Forces. But this isn’t your typical soldier reunion, filled with tales of camaraderie.  Palma and  Ortega were conscripted during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, and are part of a growing movement demanding reparations from the Chilean government for alleged human rights violations.  Read More

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The Extremes that Strain a Nation

Charlie Nouvelle Hebdo

The masked gunmen who claimed to have “killed Charlie Hebdo” would be surprised to learn they helped reverse the fortunes of a struggling low-budget paper with a circulation of less than 60,000.  Now the surviving editorial team has had to print five million copies – which may not be enough for readers mortified by a tale of how artists and journalists – and the police hired to protect them – were murdered by men claiming to act in the name of the Prophet. Read More  Read More

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CHILD MORTALITY: A strategy that could help arrest its rise

Not far from the beaches and cafés of seaside Cape Town, is the township of Du Noon, where children play in rubbish-strewn streets near pools of stagnant water and lop-sided rows of outdoor toilets. “They play and eat without washing their hands, so it’s not healthy,” says local health care worker, Nontuthuzelo Debesse, who is […]

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Will this Island of Wealth close the door to Foreigners?

Swiss Opponents of Ecopop Plan

The spotless train from Lausanne to Geneva coasts past a glistening Lac Léman and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Anyone looking out at the wooden-beamed houses scattered across the hillside would be puzzled by the recurring debate over population density and immigration.