Africa
Dying to Get Into Europe (Pt. 1)

Dying to Get Into Europe (Pt. 1)

Cross-posted from View from the Left Bank. 1. A continued tightening and militarization 0f European immigration policy – not unlike that implemented in the United States towards it southern neighbors – along with 35 years of World Bank-IMF economic...

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The Irony of Colonial Apologetics

The Irony of Colonial Apologetics

As some formerly colonized countries in Sub-Saharan Africa still grapple with resource disputes and sectarian violence, it is hardly unusual to hear people wonder aloud whether 19th and 20th century colonialism was actually a solution, not a problem, for the...

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Poverty Is the Petri Dish That Grows Ebola

Poverty Is the Petri Dish That Grows Ebola

Cross-posted from View from the Left Bank. 1. It ain’t over by a long shot. Far from it. Now that the election season in the United States is over, and conservative Republicans and their right-wing talk show hosts on FOX news and the like can no longer stoke up fear...

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Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

Cross-posted from the Colorado Progressive Jewish News. Of the many strands that, woven together, make up one of the world’s greatest rivers, the Congo, there is one which enters the river’s main waters as the great river arches to its most northern latitude. Starting...

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Obama: Into Africa

Obama: Into Africa

President Obama is definitely “into” Africa. As much as possible in a world riven by multiple crises, the president has made the continent a focus of his policymaking. Turning his own Kenyan heritage into a personal bridge to the region, he has visited Africa three...

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