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  • Running Orders: A Poem for Gaza

    July 28, 2014  —  
    More than 1,000 Palestinians—the vast majority of them civilians—have been killed during Israel’s latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which is home to roughly 1.8 million Palestinians. Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s poem conveys the harrowing experience of receiving Israeli warnings of imminent strikes and having nowhere to run.  More
  • The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners

    July 21, 2014  —  
    A product of the war on terror, Communications Management Units (CMUs) have cut hundreds of Americans—most of whom are Muslim—off from the outside world, often by labeling their acts of dissent “terrorism.”  More
  • Ramadan Soaps: The Workers Will Not Be Televised

    July 11, 2014  —  
    During Ramadan, watching TV series—many created specifically for the month of fasting—becomes a social event for millions of Muslims around the world. Here, Monira Al Qadiri manipulates soap operas produced in the Gulf to highlight a missing figure: the migrant worker who cleans up the lavish homes where melodramatic scenes unfold.  More
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    Editor's Letter

    Editor Marisa Mazria Katz speaks with the artist John Hulsey about a recent action he helped organize, in which members of the Boston community group City Life/Urbana Vida occupied a vacant house and an open radio frequency to push for affordable housing.

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