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Newsweek Muslim Rage Cover Inspires Parodies

Newsweek Muslim Rage Cover Inspires Parodies

by Jorge Rivas on September 17 2012, 4:19PM

Humor—the smart way to handle blatant ignorance.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Black Hills Sacred Site Auction Cancelled

Black Hills Sacred Site Auction Cancelled

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2012, 1:53PM

Pe’ Sla is an area in the Black Hills of South Dakota (just west of Rapid City, South Dakota, United States) that is considered by the Lakota Sioux people to be the Center and heart of everything that is.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Wall Street's Africa Land Grab

Wall Street’s Africa Land Grab

by Imara Jones on August 15 2012, 8:05AM

Yet another example of the way in which the financial system thrives off of inequality, both internationally and here at home.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs

There Are Olympians Without Countries--And Millions of Regular People, Too

There Are Olympians Without Countries—And Millions of Regular People, Too

by Jamilah King on August 1 2012, 9:15AM

Who were those “independent” Olympic athletes at the opening ceremonies? They’re stateless, and they reveal just how capricious borders can be.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, Olympics

Romney: Israeli 'Culture' Makes It More Wealthy Than Palestine

Romney: Israeli ‘Culture’ Makes It More Wealthy Than Palestine

by Kai Wright on July 30 2012, 10:09AM

Palestinians ask the obvious question about the presumptive GOP nominee’s analysis of poverty in the Middle East: “Isn’t this racism?”

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, Kai Wright, /NOW

El Salvador's Historic Gang Truce May Show Pathway to Peace in the U.S.

El Salvador’s Historic Gang Truce May Show Pathway to Peace in the U.S.

by Mónica Novoa on June 25 2012, 9:58AM

Activists in the United States are watching closely as El Salvador works to address the root causes of gang violence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Global Affairs

Apple Stores in Georgia Won't Sell iPads to People Speaking Farsi

Apple Stores in Georgia Won’t Sell iPads to People Speaking Farsi

by Jorge Rivas on June 20 2012, 12:07PM

WSB-TV in Alpharetta, Georgia has interviews with two people who were denied iPads and iPhones at two different Apple Stores after employees learned they were from Iran.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Dozens of Foxconn Workers Arrested After Riot in Chengdu, China Plant

Dozens of Foxconn Workers Arrested After Riot in Chengdu, China Plant

by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2012, 12:50PM

Hundreds of Foxconn employees living in company dormitories in Chengdu, China clashed with security staff Monday evening.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, /NOW

Is This the Calm Before Another Storm? How the Economy May Get Worse, Fast

Is This the Calm Before Another Storm? How the Economy May Get Worse, Fast

by Imara Jones on June 7 2012, 10:11AM

Greek austerity? Eurozone collapse? What’s this got to do with the financial slog so many communities of color are still facing in the U.S.? For starters, it could make things a lot harder, soon. Imara Jones offers a primer—and preventive steps.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, Jobs Crisis

Did Sweden's Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal Accomplish Anything? [Reader Forum]

Did Sweden’s Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal Accomplish Anything? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on April 23 2012, 8:43AM

Or was it another case of exploitative politics packaged in shock-value art? Colorlines readers discuss.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs

Swedish Culture Minister Caught in Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal

Swedish Culture Minister Caught in Racist Cake-Cutting Scandal

by Jorge Rivas on April 17 2012, 1:00PM

On Sunday the Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth began cutting a large cake shaped like a black woman to as part of an art installation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, /NOW

Invisible Children Release Kony 2012 Update With 'More Details and Context'

Invisible Children Release Kony 2012 Update With ‘More Details and Context’

by Jorge Rivas on April 6 2012, 10:22AM

The organization released an update today which is said to offer more details and context about the conflicts in Uganda.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, /NOW

Kony This: 'Ghana ThinkTank' Turns the Tables on White Saviors

Kony This: ‘Ghana ThinkTank’ Turns the Tables on White Saviors

by Channing Kennedy on March 22 2012, 9:21AM

This multi-year global art project puts poor nations in charge of solving so-called first-world problems—then implements those solutions in first-world communities.

Topics: Global Affairs, Kony 2012

As iPads Bolster Apple Shares, Demonstrators Prepare for Nationwide Protests

As iPads Bolster Apple Shares, Demonstrators Prepare for Nationwide Protests

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2012, 4:56PM

As Apple’s market grows, demonstrators are calling on Apple to create a worker protection strategy to prevent workplace abuse, injury, and death in the factories that produce new iPad and iPhones.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, /NOW

Even Ugandan Victims of Kony Say Some 'Kony 2012' Methods Are Offensive

Even Ugandan Victims of Kony Say Some ‘Kony 2012’ Methods Are Offensive

by Jorge Rivas on March 14 2012, 12:18PM

A local organization in Northern Uganda set up a viewing of “Kony 2012” and pepole started throwing rocks at the screen.

Topics: Global Affairs, Kony 2012, Media, /NOW

Kony 2012's Success Shows There's Big Money Attached to White Saviors

Kony 2012’s Success Shows There’s Big Money Attached to White Saviors

by Jamilah King on March 14 2012, 9:40AM

Despite its attempt to respond directly to criticism, Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign puts the focus on all that’s right—and wrong—with online advocacy.

Topics: Global Affairs, Kony 2012, Media

Man Who Died in Massive Honduras Prison Fire Was Accidentally Deported

Man Who Died in Massive Honduras Prison Fire Was Accidentally Deported

by Jorge Rivas on March 5 2012, 11:42AM

The fire was the largest and worst prison fire in Latin American history

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration, /NOW

1 in 4 children Malnourished, Global Report Says

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 4:41PM

Chronic malnutrition is preventable, but remains deadlier and more widespread than food scarcity, new report says.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

The Politics of Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

The Politics of Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

by Michelle Chen on January 23 2012, 9:13AM

No savvy politician would highlight the widening gulf between poor people on one side and the elites seeking their votes on the other. Instead, from South Carolina to France, they focus on the traditional dividing line between Us and Them: the border.

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration

The Israel Lobby Finds a New Face: Black College Students

The Israel Lobby Finds a New Face: Black College Students

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 18 2012, 9:01AM

Supporters of Palestinian rights have charged that Israel is an apartheid state. In response, the country’s staunchest U.S. lobby group is recruiting black college students to say there’s no way Israel can be racist.

Topics: Global Affairs