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March 11, 2021
Parenting in Exile From Egypt: The Choices I Made for My Daughters
Even though I know what the dictatorship would do to me if I returned to Egypt, I am consumed with guilt for abandoning my family.
January 27, 2021
Blood on the Tea Leaves: Kenyan Workers Demand Reparations From Unilever
Tea pluckers say the household-goods giant failed to protect them from brutal and foreseeable attacks.
January 1, 2021
Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters
An argument with myself.
December 23, 2020
Paul Farmer on How We Tell the Story of a Pandemic
A conversation with Dr. Farmer about his new book on the 2014 Ebola crisis, clinical nihilism, and public health’s failure of imagination.
November 16, 2020
There Are More People Being Displaced Than Ever Before
World War II displaced 60 million people. Today, climate change, conflicts and crises around the world have displaced nearly 80 million.
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November 9, 2020
Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Say They Face Violent Persecution Upon Deportation
Immigrant rights advocates allege that ICE detainees are being coerced, sometimes violently, into signing their own removal papers and returned to a country that is arresting and beating them.
August 26, 2020
Without Trust, Politics Is Reduced to Spectacle
People must believe in public institutions in order to believe in the promises of democracy. Take a Kenyan’s word on this.
July 6, 2020
Covid-19 Has Put Algeria’s Peaceful Revolution on Hold
The past year’s protests have been on a scale not seen in over three decades. But now, the streets are empty.
June 16, 2020
The US Government Kills Black People with Impunity Both at Home and Abroad
It’s time to reckon with the anti-black brutality that defines American policy from Minneapolis to Somalia.
Robtel Neajai Pailey
June 3, 2020
Debt Relief for Tyrants Is a Terrible Idea
Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar want to cancel the debts of the world’s poorest countries. In some cases, that’s a big mistake.
Helen C. Epstein