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    “Voices of the UFW in Texas”: A Documentary on the United Farm Worker Movement in Texas

    Crissy Rivas and Dave Sims provide a breadth of information about Cesar Chavez and the hitherto undocumented United Farmers Workers Movement (UFW) that he started in Texas during the 1960s. In this interview, Rivas and Sims talk about their new documentary “Voices of the UFW in Texas” and impart essential details about the UFW, the importance of women to the movement, and how conducting oral histories allowed them to augment current knowledge on the subject.

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    Cartoon: SOS

    Today’s featured cartoon was created by artist Pedro X. Molina, which provides commentary on recent state-owned media responses to protests in Venezuela.

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    Exile Hangout: Cuba

    In this Exile Hangout, Cuban writers including Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Lien Carrazana Lau, Danilo Maldonado Machado “El Sexto”, and Elena Victoria Molina speak about an anthology of Cuban short stories published by Sampsonia Way. They nuance Cuban literary generations and how “censorship is creating new spaces” in current conversations.

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    The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Naziha Syed Ali

    Sampsonia Way is excited to announce its newest series: The Freedom Chat. Through Skype we are reaching out to journalists and other media figures from around the world to share their firsthand experiences with censorship, repression, and exile. In this very first Freedom Chat, Naziha Syed Ali comments on a multitude of threats felt by journalists in Pakistan.

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    Servitude

    Tienchi Martin-Liao writes about how the concept of “servitude,” or nuxing, has impacted Chinese and Indian literature and culture throughout history. She then discusses China’s current servitude to wealth and its recent offer to modernize India.

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