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Haiti: Stateless People Trapped in Poverty

Pregnant women and young children, many stripped of their Dominicancitizenship before being pushed across the border into Haiti, are living in deplorable conditions, Human Rights Watch said today. They are among thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent who, since mid-2015, have been forced to leave the country of their birth, including through abusive summary deportations by the Dominican government. “Not …

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Andre Vltchek – Abe’s Japan – Fascist and Falling

Japan was my home for many years. I was running there from countless war zones, to get some rest, to enjoy beautiful nature and its ancient, deep culture. I learned all about its legends and fairytales, I knew its creeks and peaks, villages lost in time. I came here to think and to write, on board those marvelous high-speed trains, Shinkansens. But …

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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes By Justin Elliott and Laura Sullivan

The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted logo of the American Red Cross. In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a multimillion-dollar project to transform the desperately poor area, which …

The End of Higher Education as We Know It by HENRY A. GIROUX

The academy is entering a dangerous time. Academics now find themselves entering a time when a more comprehensive politics that deals with the rise of authoritarianism through a variety of related fundamentalisms–economic, religious, political, and educational–is being overlooked as a result of an emerging limited and depoliticizing politics of civility and trauma. This is not meant to suggest that dehumanizing …