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Refugees Face Fire and Terror in Greece
Lesbos—For years, the squalor of overcrowded metal container homes and a sprawling tent city of flimsy plastic tarps amid open rivers of sewage made life in the Moria Refugee Camp a grim manifestation of Fortress Europe. That cruel regime changed abruptly last week, when four nights of fires turned the 12,000-person camp into a scorched-earth wasteland of char and ash.

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The Incantatory Power of Ayad Akhtar and Shahzia Sikander
In an age of visual profusion, when the vividness and abundance of images consumed for distraction and commerce is breathtaking, it might seem naive for an artist to try top create images of incantatory, even magical power. To seek a holy relationship to the image today is often seen as foolhardy.

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Letter From Seoul
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Will the Left Get a Say in the Biden Doctrine?
Over the past few years, a loose coalition of activist groups, think tanks, and policy-makers dedicated to ending the post-9/11 forever war has asserted itself in foreign policy debates. As recently as February, when Bernie Sanders appeared to be the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, it seemed possible that US foreign policy was on the verge of turning toward…

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Canada’s Nazi Monuments
“Graffiti on monument commemorating Nazi SS division being investigated as a hate crime by police.” Ordinarily, you’d assume a headline about Nazis as victims came from The Onion (and indeed, they’ve been prescient on this). But it’s 2020; we’re well down the rabbit hole of the American president who calls neo-Nazis “good people,” and this all-too-real article is from the…

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In Quarantine, on the Plains of Colombia
The Nation and Magnum Foundation are partnering on a visual chronicle of untold stories of the coronavirus crisis and the struggle for racial justice—read more from The Invisible Front Line. —The Editors Sarai’s mother had warned us, we could not be too close.

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Covid-19 Has Put Algeria’s Peaceful Revolution on Hold
Algiers, eighteen years after the end of the civil war. The regime used the war as an excuse to oppress opposition or any social or political movement that was against the regime.

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When We Don’t Say Their Names, We Deny Them Justice
As I marched down Washington Avenue in Brooklyn at a protest against police brutality earlier this month, I carried a sign around my neck that read, in big block letters, i won’t be next. Black women like me may come out to demonstrations as somebody’s mother, somebody’s sister, somebody’s daughter or partner.

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Hong Kong’s Cartoonists Aren’t Giving Up on Dissent
In a career spanning nearly four decades, four Hong Kong chief executives, and four Chinese Communist Party leaders, Wong Kei Kwan has traced the arc of history as well as the contours of every leader’s face. The political cartoonist better known by his pen name, Zunzi, is a master of caricaturing Hong Kong’s political elite.