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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.

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Long Live Seattle’s Autonomous Zone
Seattle—On the evening of June 8, the street barricades in Seattle that had encircled tear-gas-laced standoffs for over a week became the boundaries of a new social order. The city’s police department had just evacuated their east precinct on Capitol Hill, the former epicenter of protest frictions and the most densely populated residential neighborhood in Washington state.

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The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square
On June 4, 1989, the Chinese military violently suppressed the protest movement of students and workers in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The protests had begun earlier that spring; at their peak, they may have included as many as 1 million people. To put an end to them, the government invaded Beijing with as many as 250,000 soldiers, supported by tanks and…

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The FBI Finds ‘No Intel Indicating Antifa Involvement’ in Sunday’s Violence
The FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31 during the DC-area protests over the murder of George Floyd, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate “Antifa” a terrorist organization, even though…

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Exclusive: The US Military Is Monitoring Protests in 7 States
The US military is monitoring protests in at least seven states, according to Defense Department documents obtained exclusively by The Nation. In addition to Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report.

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2 Days in May That Shattered Korean Democracy
On May 18, South Koreans paused to mark the 40th anniversary of the Gwangju Uprising of 1980, one of the most traumatic days in their history. The 10-day revolt was triggered when students and citizens protesting a military coup by a renegade general were attacked by airborne special forces with a viciousness and cruelty that Koreans had not experienced since…

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Surviving the Virus, Reading ‘Late Victorian Holocausts’
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