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Loss, part 1 of 3

It’s barely November and I know what this year’s theme is going to be…loss. The losses of David Bowie and Gene Wilder and Prince, sure, I mourned with my friends, in much the same way I mourned Brexit with my British … Continue reading

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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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Lit up in rainbows

I am gobsmacked, shocked, knocked over and stunned. I never thought I’d see this day. Never.  Ever, ever, ever. Tears in my eyes.

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My world is burning, or at least it looks that way

My world is coming apart at the seams. I’m safe, but can barely do anything about it, which is almost more infuriating. Thousands of people have been fleeing Burundi over the past few weeks. Frustrations boiled over after the ruling … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 10

We made it, with a little help from: Parents of LGBT youth in India who marched with their children during a pride parade Crowdfunders who bought a car for a guy in Detroit after it emerged that he had to … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 8

Human Rights Watch released its annual report today. The analyst who wrote the foreword, Kenneth Roth, opens it with the words “The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation.” It’s not hard to see where he gets his … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge, Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the 10-day Good News Challenge..in today’s edition: “How about a superhero who has a beard and a turban and fights intolerance?”  “We put people in brackets of Muslims, Jews, right wing, left wing. I want … Continue reading

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