Cartoon: Red Card

Cartoon: Red Card

With news of an American spy from the Federal Intelligence Service arrested in Germany, relations between the two countries may deteriorate further in light of this potentially invasive move.

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Ai Weiwei's piece 'He Xie' at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.

Ai Weiwei’s Art and the Chinese Tragi-Comedy

“However, the government’s pressure and suppression seems to be one of the most important sources of ideas and emotional inspiration for him.” Tienchi Martin-Liao on Ai Weiwei’s most recent exhibition in Berlin and how Chinese politics and history directly feed into his art.

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Free Press

How Ending Net Neutrality Will Harm Writers and Readers

“We found that net neutrality dramatically impacts the ability of authors of all kinds to conduct research and to reach readers.” PEN American Center’s Deji Olukotun highlights the great loss of free expression if net neutrality were to go the way of the dodo.

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Castro sign

Death as a Measure of All Cubans

“At least let me pull those 37 names out of the macabre anonymity to which Castroism has condemned them in Cuba.” Orlando Pardo Lazo recounts a dark time in Cuba, referred to as the Tugboat Massacre of 1994.

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The Conspiracy

The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno

Described as “a rare voice from Venezuela” and “one of the great undiscovered literary experiences”, Israel Centeno’s newly translated book The Conspiracy is a perfect summer read. Enjoy an excerpt from this novel today.

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SW Daily

  • The Conspiracy
    The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno

    Described as “a rare voice from Venezuela” and “one of the great undiscovered literary experiences”, Israel Centeno’s newly translated book The Conspiracy is a perfect summer read. Enjoy an excerpt from this novel today.

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  • Etching of a scene from the Spanish Inquisition
    Faith is Dangerous

    “The history of past and present religions is full of crimes.” In his column today, Tarik Günersel presents a poem regarding faith based killing and he addresses the deteriorating situation in Turkey under the Prime Minister Erdoğan.

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  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer: 1923-2014

    Reflecting on the life and work of Nadine Gordimer, most famously known for her humanistic portrayal of the effects of apartheid, we present a personal reading and video interview featuring the Nobel laureate.

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  • For Egypt/For Freedom
    For Egypt / For Freedom

    Hamdy el-Gazzar highlights the Egyptian intellectual response to the arrests of twenty-four activists who were charged with “breaking the law of demonstrating, damaging public and private property and demonstrating power…”

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