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How Gay Icon Renaud Camus Became the Ideologue of White Supremacy
A pioneering gay writer in the heady 1980s. A laureate of the Académie Française, a literary circle so rarefied that its members are known as les immortels. A radical champion of art for art’s sake who withdrew to a 14th-century château to live among the paintings and the pictures that were the only sources of meaning he ever seemed to…

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PHOTOS: ‘I Haven’t Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down’
On April 18, during a night of rioting in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry, the journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed by the dissident group New IRA. The murder of the 29-year-old journalist, shocking in its own right, also brought back dark memories of a brutal conflict that Northern Ireland has tried to forget since the peace agreement…

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‘Blood,’ the Anthem of Sudan’s Revolution, Takes on New Meaning Amid Violent Repression
When Ayman Mao performed at the sit-in outside the Sudanese army’s headquarters in Khartoum, he was overwhelmed. Online videos of his April 25 concert show him in a dasahiki and newsboy cap and wrapped in a Sudanese flag, swinging left to right onstage with a mic in hand. The evening concert was illuminated with the cell-phone lights of tens of…

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La represión de Ecuador al aborto está encarcelando mujeres
Read in English En 2018, la abogada Cristina Torres recibió una críptica llamada telefónica. Quien la contactaba era una joven, en nombre de su madre Sara (seudónimo), que estaba encarcelada en Latacunga, una ciudad de ventiscas, atravesada por la carretera Panamericana, en lo alto de la meseta volcánica del centro del Ecuador.

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Why We Challenged Singapore’s ‘Fake News’ Legislation
On the evening of April 1, 2019, I sat at my desk refreshing the Singapore Parliament’s website, waiting for its restrictive “fake news” bill to drop. My activist peers and I had been anticipating the bill for almost two years; we expected it to be yet another piece of legislation that could hang over critics’ heads like the sword of…

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For Afro-Colombians, the 2016 Peace Treaty Brought No Peace
November 2016 should have marked a watershed moment in Colombia’s bloody history, as it is the date when the Colombian government signed a final peace accord with the FARC guerrilla group after more than half a century of war. And yet, since that date Colombia has become one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a human-rights…

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Why We, Palestinians and Israelis, Insist on Mourning Our Dead Together
Mourning is a personal matter. When it comes to mourning victims of war, terror, and state-sponsored suppression, mourning is also a political matter—especially in Israel and Palestine. We, a Palestinian man from the West Bank who served 10 years in an Israeli prison and an Israeli woman who served in the Israeli army, are not supposed to care about each…

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In Their Fight to Stop a New US Military Base, Okinawans Confront Two Colonizers
In one of Teiko Yonaha-Tursi’s earliest memories, she’s on a mission that gets interrupted. Walking barefoot through a lush green field in Itoman, Okinawa, Yonaha-Tursi—then just Teiko Yonaha—stops suddenly and starts jumping up and down. Her little legs have been taken over by fat red ants. “Okinawa is a very hot and humid island,” said Yonaha-Tursi, now a grandmother, retired…

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Ecuador’s Crackdown on Abortion Is Putting Women in Jail
Last year, a lawyer named Cristina Torres got a cryptic phone call from a young woman. The caller explained that she was contacting Torres on behalf of her mother, Sara (a pseudonym), who was imprisoned in the city of Latacunga, a windy crossroads on the Pan-American Highway, high on the volcanic plateau of central Ecuador.

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