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Women WorldWide September-October 2014

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: Protect Aminetou Mint El-Moctar in Mauritania; female genital mutilation in the U.S.; Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to win “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” Read more: Women WorldWide

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Putting the ‘human’ in human services – News and Letters

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: “On July 28 I attended a meeting about putting the “human” back in human services in Illinois. Several government officials were invited to hear our complaints….” Read more: Putting the “human” in human services

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U.S. imperialism comes home

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: World in View column As with the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, how imperialist oppression is tied to domestic repression in the U.S. was shockingly apparent in the heavily militarized police presence … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Freedom fighter Alisar Iram

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: World in View column The work of Syrian poet Alisar Iram, who died in July, made a vital contribution to my understanding of the meaning of Syria’s Revolution, seeing it as she did against … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Biggest East-West crisis in decades

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: World in View column The fighting between Ukraine government troops and separatist rebels continues as Russia and the West maneuver for power. Read more: Ukraine: Biggest East-West crisis in decades

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World in View: Honduran youth flee

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: The exodus of Central American youth without papers entering the U.S. has complex roots within Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and in the U.S.’s long history of exploitative, militaristic relations with these countries. Read … Continue reading

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House of no justice

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: “I am an inmate at New Folsom State Prison and was personally involved in the statewide hunger strike that started on July 1 in protest of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitiation’s (CDCR) practices … Continue reading

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