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The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

by on November 30 2012, 9:19AM

Musician Mike Ladd and jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer explore the emotional toll of war on veterans of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, National Security

Once West Africa's Rising Star, Ivory Coast Faces Dangerous Horizon

Once West Africa’s Rising Star, Ivory Coast Faces Dangerous Horizon

by Michelle Chen on April 8 2011, 12:29PM

The 2010 election was supposed to herald a new era in the region. Now, the future holds more questions than answers.

Topics: Global Justice

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Call for Peace as Racial Justice Still Rings

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Call for Peace as Racial Justice Still Rings

by Michelle Chen on January 13 2011, 9:47AM

Global Justice columnist Michelle Chen explores the legacy of King’s antiwar activism.

Topics: Global Justice, MLK Day

Naomi Campbell Defends Her Blood Diamond Testimony

Naomi Campbell Defends Her Blood Diamond Testimony

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 5:07PM

Still claims she didn’t know a thing about those “dirty looking stones.”

Topics: Global Affairs

How Time's Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War Photo

How Time’s Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War

by Daisy Hernandez on August 8 2010, 10:34AM

Featuring a woman’s mutilation outside of the context in which the horror has happened both obscures the reality of the situation and conceals those who are responsible.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

by Daisy Hernandez on August 6 2010, 5:24PM

Obama sends the U.S. ambassador to mark the bombing’s 65th anniversary.

Topics: Global Affairs

Sexual Assault Left Out of Military's PTSD Reform

Sexual Assault Left Out of Military’s PTSD Reform

by Michelle Chen on July 14 2010, 8:21AM

New regulations for reviewing veterans’ PTSD claims offer little comfort for military women who have survived sexual trauma.

Topics: On Gender

“Culture” Cop-Out Won’t Stop Rape in Eastern Congo

by Michelle Chen on July 13 2010, 9:36AM

The brutal war in eastern Congo has become synonymous with rape as a military tactic. Sensationalism combines with subrosa racism to dull the international response.

Topics: Global Affairs, On Gender

Naomi Campbell Wants No Part in Locking Up a War Criminal

Naomi Campbell Wants No Part in Locking Up a War Criminal

by Daisy Hernandez on July 6 2010, 10:53AM

It sounds like the plot line for an action film. A warlord, then actually the head of an African state, is at a party at Nelson Mandela’s house. He meets a supermodel and is so taken by her that he…

Topics: Global Affairs

Is the DREAM Act a Military Recruiter’s Dream, too?

by Michelle Chen on May 20 2010, 10:03AM

Activists across the country have rallied around the DREAM Act as a first step toward comprehensive immigration reform. The DREAM Act, which broadens undocumented youths’ access to higher education, basically granting conditional relief to enable students to finish their…

Topics: Immigration

Obama Should Have Turned It Down

by Rinku Sen on October 9 2009, 10:31AM

Obama’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize reminds me of this clothing commercial in which a man whose face you can’t see is at an interview or on a date. He’s told that he has horrible work history or got…

Topics: Global Affairs

Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2009, 9:26AM

From the NY Times: President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” a stunning honor that came less than nine months after he made United…

Topics: Global Affairs, Video & Multimedia

Who Supports Our Troops? Not Our Healthcare System

by Donna Hernandez on September 3 2009, 2:29PM

“The Story of a Soldier,” Tuesday’s New York Times article about custody battles and other trials faced by returning soldiers, reminds me of stories I heard from my uncle’s Army buddies. According to the article’s Specialist Leydi Mendoza, she…

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Penn. Museum Reenacts Scenes from Vietnam War

by Guest Columnist on August 21 2009, 1:50PM

By Steven Low Attention all Asians: Avoid Pennsylvania. Last month, white men in Boalsburg, PA—military enthusiasts—orchestrated a public display of “hide and seek” or what Vietnamese people during the 60s and 70s may have observed: the indiscriminate mass murder…

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Dogs of war

by Michelle Chen on July 27 2009, 8:32PM

Relations between the U.S. military and the Iraqi people have been strained in the past, but the Pentagon recently scored an A-plus for cultural competency in its efforts to train Iraq’s young security force. In today’s perfunctory color piece…

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Remembering the forgotten

by Michelle Chen on May 25 2009, 2:17PM

For all the somber speeches and ceremonies, an untold number of people impacted by war remain all but forgotten on Memorial Day. In the Nation, Helen Benedict takes a look at the hidden war of women soldiers (excerpted from…

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Soldiers of color and the weight of war

by Michelle Chen on March 20 2009, 5:27PM

The Americans putting their lives on the line in combat are dying by their own hands at an alarming rate. The Army recently reported 133 confirmed suicides last year; 18 soldiers killed themselves in February alone. The public knows…

Topics: Health

Targeting military recruiters

by Michelle Chen on March 13 2009, 10:42AM

As the White House approaches an escalation of the war in Afghanistan, a major troop build-up is on the horizon. Yet community-based efforts are underway to keep young people from being drawn into the country’s military aggression. While organizations…

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For Filipino Vets, Justice Arrives In An Unlikely Package

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2009, 3:41PM

Filipino veterans with Sen. Daniel Akaka (photo courtesy of Pacific Citizen) Some days, every once in a while, there’s legitimately good news to share. Today’s one of them! Have you heard? After dozens of years of fighting for fair…

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Remembering exclusion

by Michelle Chen on February 19 2009, 8:29PM

On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, setting in motion one of the most systematic acts of racial exclusion of the century. Against the backdrop of global warfare and political paranoia, the order…

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