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'Nazis rape Brazil'


The World Cup according to Twitter
by Belen Fernandez

For viewers of the World Cup, it's been pretty hard not to notice FIFA's ubiquitously advertised #SayNoToRacism social media campaign. As it turns out, football audiences could potentially benefit from other educational campaigns as well, such as #SayNoToRapeAndNaziJokes.

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Remembering Fouad Ajami: Friend and Adversary

Fouad Ajami

Christopher Hitchens and Fouad Ajami are probably the two foremost once progressive intellectuals who turned right in their later years, and reaped rich career rewards for doing so. I was an acquaintance of Hitchens, who died in 2011. We participated on a couple of occasions in the same event and he publicly ridiculed me.

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$10 Trillion Annual Carbon Debt

Carbon DebtIn the face of resolute climate change inaction by their elders, it is now up to young people to take action to stop climate crime and save the world. Humanity and the Biosphere are increasingly threatened by man-made global warming but climate change inaction means that it may soon be too late to act to prevent catastrophic global warming.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Istanbul and Rome


Why Istanbul?

Few years ago I urged that symbolically and culturally Istanbul deserved to be privately christened as the global capital of the 21st century. It is only world city that qualifies by virtue of its geographic and civilizational hybridity, Western by history and experience, Eastern by culture and location, Northern by stage of development, modernism, and urban dynamism, Southern by affinities, outreach, and partial identification.

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US culpability in the failure of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Israeli youth

by Stephen Zunes

The murder of three Israeli youth by unknown Palestinians and the less-publicized but equally tragic murder of three Palestinian youth by Israelis, along with Israeli bombing of urban areas in Gaza and the arrest and detention of hundreds of Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces, serves as a reminder that Israeli-Palestinian peace is still a long way off.

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