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Obligatory New Year post 2/2: Year in Review

*EDITED, Jan. 1, 11:00 p.m.* 2016 was a tough year. Ever since the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Prince practically coincided with the Brussels airport bombings, the Zika crisis and the Fort McMurray wildfires, everything is 2016’s fault. … Continue reading

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Put Your Coffee Down and Do It

Originally posted on dianebakermasonblog:
So. About Aleppo. About the city in Syria. Yes, I know it’s far away; yes, I know we have Christmas and Trump and road tolls to think about here. Yes, I know we’ve been distracted by…

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Père Noël, Père Noël, achète-moi des bébelles…ou pas.

Père Noël, Père Noël, achète-moi des bébelles, J’en ai eu, j’en veux plus, traine-les dans la rue… Les variations de “traine-les dans la rue” sont nombreuses. Commençant avec “sacre-les dans ton cul…” Là, j’ai un autre: “On peut tous faire … Continue reading

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Envie de partager ce texte

Originally posted on Kalimera:
Michele Farina, journaliste au Corriere della Sera, a imaginé ce dialogue entre quatre jeunes morts en cherchant à atteindre l’Italie. Abraham, 23 ans, est mort en octobre 2013. Amin, 14 ans, en septembre 2014. Raghad, 11…

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Just to get this straight once and for all (a migration glossary)

I have been working on this for quite a while, but I decided to post it today because if I hear one more radio commentator, well-intentioned or not, conflating migrants in the Mediterranean (who are not vetted before their arrival … Continue reading

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The best images in the aftermath of the Paris attacks

For those who don’t read French, the Koran translation in the top right corner reads: “Do not kill a human being, for Allah has declared them sacred.”

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Attempted words for when there are no words

People have been killing people over ideas for almost as long as people have been killing each other over food and sex. From medieval witch burnings and massacres of Protestants to the Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge, the … Continue reading

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