Turmoil at funeral of singer Hachalu Hundessa shows Ethiopia’s ‘combustible’ politics
- Abdi Latif Dahir - Tiksa Negeri
At least 81 people have been killed and dozens injured in the unrest that followed the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, underscoring long-simmering tensions in the Horn of Africa nation.
The Ethiopian musician Hachalu Hundessa posing while dressed ...
Many will take credit, but this is the real reason Netanyahu delayed his annexation plan
- Anshel Pfeffer אנשיל פפר
To avoid his biggest nightmare, the Israeli prime minister has to show some restraint
Benjamin Netanyahu may be a Litvak*, but 17 months ago, facing a deadlocked election, he followed the advice of the Hasidic rabbi in the old story: He brought in a ...
Tearing down statues doesn’t erase History, it makes us see it more clearly
- Enzo Traverso
The protesters tearing down monuments to slaveholders and perpetrators of genocide are often accused of “erasing the past.” But their actions are bringing closer scrutiny on the figures these monuments celebrate — allowing history ...
On the day George Floyd died, police across the US shot and killed at least five other men
- Melissa Segura
The day of Floyd’s death was only in its second hour when police registered the first killing of the day.
On May 25, 2020 — the day Minneapolis police killed George Floyd — officers shot and killed at least five other men across ...
Mahmoud Darwish, the national poet of the Palestinians, and the silencing of women's voices
- Rajaa Natour رجاء ناطور רג'אא נאטור
After the report that Mahmoud Darwish had a daughter out of wedlock, legions of men came out to defend the honor of the national poet, demonstrating to what extent the Palestinian narrative, molded by Darwish, is masculine
Mahmoud Darwish, by Ernest ...
Breathing together, breathing free. In the world to come
- ilmondocheverrà theworldtocome lemondequiviendra
The text below was born from the collective discussion launched on April 9th by the initiative #ilmondocheverrà (The World to Come.) in Italy. A political program and an open score for future struggles.
Spain’s justice system targets the Catalan language
- Sebastià Alzamora
It is absurd for a court of law to pass judgement on matters that pertain to linguistics
Last Monday cartoonist Julio César Pérez (known as Amarillo Indio) asked on Twitter: “Why do we need linguists, when we can have judges ...
Morocco destroys archaeological sites in occupied Western Sahara
Appeal to UNESCO and the world of archaeology
Morocco destroys archaeological sites of Leghcheiuat in occupied Western Sahara
Statement condemning the archaeological plundering in occupied Western Sahara by the Saharawi Association for the Protection and Dissemination of Saharawi Culture and Heritage
The killing of Rayshard Brooks shows how police “reform” is a joke
- Caitlin Johnstone
A black man named Rayshard Brooks was recently killed by an Atlanta police officer who shot him in the back while he was attempting to run away.
Video footage from the police bodycam and a nearby witness makes it clear that Brooks resisted arrest ...
Tearing down statues isn’t vandalism. It’s at the heart of the democratic tradition
- Jonathan Cook جونثان كوك
It is easy to forget how explicitly racist British society was within living memory. I’m not talking about unconscious prejudice, or social media tropes. I’m talking about openly celebrating racism in the public space, about major companies ...