Aerial view of burned homes in Abyei, on the border of South Sudan in 2011. Years of ethnic violence have followed the Second Sudanese Civil War. Photo via Flickr user: United Nations Photo.

South Sudan: The Art of “Nationcide” vs. the Crisis of Antidotes

South Sudan will descend to a perpetual Hobbesian “war of all against all,” exposing the moral bankruptcy of the West again, not to mention the colossal human toll.

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Cartoon: Erdoğan v Penguen

Terry Anderson on the charges against cartoonists Bahadir Baurter and Özer Aydoğan.

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Demonstrators call for the release of Saudi intellectuals. Photo provided by the author.

Are Saudi Intellectuals Alone?

In Saudi Arabia, Raif Badawi faces the death penalty. “Human rights? What human rights?!” say the despots in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey.

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A Question

The two Iranian political parties rivaling for control of the presidency are, in form but not in content, similar to the contentions between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.

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Cartoon: Turkish Cartoonists

Ramses Morales Izquierdo on the two Turkish cartoonists facing prison for insulting President Erdoğan.

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Book Picks 2014: The Salon Readings at City of Asylum
by Sampsonia Way / March 19, 2015
Sampsonia Way presents the ultimate book list based on the Salon Readings that City of Asylum/Pittsburgh held during 2014. Each of the books on the list was written, edited, or translated by the stellar lineup of invited writers, journalists, and translators. Enjoy! Read more...
Aerial view of burned homes in Abyei, on the border of South Sudan in 2011. Years of ethnic violence have followed the Second Sudanese Civil War. Photo via Flickr user: United Nations Photo.
South Sudan: The Art of “Nationcide” vs. the Crisis of Antidotes
by Chalachew Tadesse / March 27, 2015
South Sudan will descend to a perpetual Hobbesian “war of all against all,” exposing the moral bankruptcy of the West again, not to mention the colossal human toll. Read more...
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Egypt: Documentary with Ramy Essam and censored artists
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  • Photo: Ahmad via Flickr (Creative Commons License)
    A Question

    The two Iranian political parties rivaling for control of the presidency are, in form but not in content, similar to the contentions between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.

    Read more...