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Thursday June 30, 2022
Belen Fernandez

  • June 08, 2022

    Forty years on

    The front cover of the 1982 American University of Beirut yearbook features a black and white sketch of a campus building, foregrounded by a dozen...

  • May 27, 2022

    The American nightmare

    In his official remarks on the May 24 elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas – during which 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos killed 19...

  • May 24, 2022

    Not a laughing matter

    Everyone has by now heard about the latest gaffe by former United States president and unconvicted war criminal George W Bush, father of the 2003 US...

  • May 10, 2022

    Gun epidemic

    While in Havana this past February, I made the acquaintance of a man in his mid-fifties, who hailed from the eastern Cuban province of Guantanamo...

  • April 18, 2022

    Migrant issue

    Back in December 2020, the Independent reported that Chris Philp – the then UK parliamentary under secretary of state and minister for immigration...

  • February 01, 2022

    Face-first into dystopia

    Flying into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport from Mexico in December, I queued in the immigration line for US citizens and was taken aback...

  • January 03, 2022

    An epidemic

    The other day in Mexico, I fell into conversation with an older gentleman from Virginia who had recently lost a brother to cancer. Choking up as he...

  • October 27, 2021

    Lessons for today

    In November of last year, The Washington Post reported that, nearly nine months after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States,...

  • October 13, 2021

    Fascism continues

    Despite ostensibly distinguishing between refugees who are actually fleeing war and other allegedly less deserving categories of migrant, the League...

  • October 09, 2021

    The blackout

    While the effective substitution of social media for life has certainly become normalised – and even more so courtesy of the coronavirus pandemic...