Tag Archives: Africa

Same-sex marriage

Roundup on advances and resistance on same-sex marriage in churches and states. Continue reading

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Massacres continue in Central African Republic

Violence continues in the Central African Republic. French troops are present, but not heavily involved in peacekeeping. The French were never in CAR for humanitarian reasons, but to protect investments, something that has become less pressing for them with the closure of their once-profitable Areva uranium mine. Continue reading

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Queer Notes, March-April 2014

CeCe McDonald; Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Global Day of Action called by Solidarity Alliance in Nigeria. Continue reading

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For Nelson Mandela

“For Nelson Mandela,” a poem by Paul Knopf. Continue reading

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Social crisis in Central African Republic

Violence between Christian majority and Muslim minority communities has torn the social fabric of the Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest countries. Over 1,000 people have been killed since Michel Djotodia seized power in March 2013. Reciprocal massacres have led many observers to see a real possibility of a Rwanda-type genocide. Continue reading

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January-February 2014 News & Letters online

The January-February issue of News & Letters is online. Rampant U.S. surveillance slouches toward totalitarianism; Tahrir three years later; Charles Denby, worker-editor; Syrian revolution ‘brought us together’; Communization theory’s missing link: dialectical mediation; what happens after; Language and death in Juárez; Let RNs give care; … Continue reading

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Queer Notes, Nov.-Dec. 2013

Queer Notes: Discrimination in Russia; Intersex in Germany; no prison for rape in Iowa; transition surgery in Iran; Lembembe murdered in Cameroon. Continue reading

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