SW Daily

  • Cartoon: Goodnight Human Rights

    On June 29, 2017, just days before the annual July 4th celebration of American independence and patriotism, the US began implementing a partial version of Donald Trump’s travel ban, restricting entry into the US from six Muslim-majority countries and from refugees without “bona fide” relationships in the US.

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  • Cartoon: Remembering Imprisoned Musicians

    “Although World Music Day on 21 June is a day to celebrate music, we should also remember the scores of musicians around the globe who are persecuted and imprisoned for using their craft as a form of protest against government oppression.”

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  • Censored Sounds: “The Camp” by PJ Harvey and Ramy Essam

    PJ Harvey and ICORN rapper Ramy Essam’s song “The Camp” details the conditions faced by displaced Syrian children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to the Beyond Association, a NGO which imrpoves the conditions of refugees in Lebanon, like those in Bekaa Valley.

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  • Optimism in Action

    Columnist Tarık Günersel discusses the importance of language when addressing oppressive governments, and need for optimism in the face of Turkey’s current limitations on freedom of expression.

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  • Cartoon: Resistance

    As extremist violence spreads worldwide, Latif Fityani’s cartoon expresses how learning and education can hold power and be a weapon against ignorance and hate.

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