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Eria Sane Nsubuga, Abeekalakasa temwesembereza mmundu (Avoid Guns when in Public Places), 2014.

Hybrid wars are destroying Democracies

In Brazil recently, I gave an interview to Brasil de Fato, which was born in 2003 as the weekly magazine of the World Social Forum. It is now one of the most important windows into Brazil’s political world. The newsletter this week carries the text of most of the interview.

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Dentention camps

Detention camps are concentration camps

In June it was finally settled, the short-term detention centers run by the U.S. Border Patrol were—quite technically—concentration camps. While they are not the extermination camps of the Holocaust, the rounding up and mass incarceration of people who haven’t seen a judge fits the definition exactly, according to expert Andrea Pitzer. The legal definition of […]

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Survivors of the Herero genocide, ca. 1907. Photo- Wikimedia Commons

Policing the borders of suffering

Both mainstream Jewish institutions and non-Jewish liberal and conservative commentators took it upon themselves to censure Ocasio-Cortez’s use of “concentration camps,” with Rep. Liz Cheney accusing the freshman representative of “demean[ing]” the memory of those who died in the Holocaust.

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