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A Tribal Lobster War in Canada

October 22, 2020
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The remains of a lobster plan after it was burned to the ground.Photo Credit: John Morris/Reuters.

Long ago, people belonged to tribes. Members of the tribe were there to support each other. To succeed, they had to protect the members of their tribe....

Mexico: The General is the Drug Dealer

October 20, 2020
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General Cienfuegos, left, served under President Enrique Peña Nieto, center. Photo Credit: Gustavo Graf/Reuters

American agents had been after El Padrino (known as “The Godfather”) for a long time. They thought that he was a high-ranking official in the Mexican military.

They...

Editor's OPINION

Climate Change, Covide 19, Why Donald Trump is the Threat Right Now

October 15, 2020
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Donald Trump

Donald Trump is deranged. He is out of his mind. He is not able to understand the harm he is doing to the United States and to the world.

To watch and listen to him is to see a man captured by...

Men Create All the Problems!

October 13, 2020
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A woman getting instruction. When not photographed, they wear workout clothing. Photo Credit: Farzana Wahidy for The New York Times.

Do you think you have a right to be healthy? Well, that should mean you have a right to exercise. Not so in...

Women Run This Show in India

October 8, 2020
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A buyer makes her way through the market. All photos by Trishna Mohanty.

India is a country roiled by caste and divided by patriarchy. It is a land where traditions continue to linger. In fact, some say things are getting worse under the...

Israel’s Arab Citizens Confront Peace With Arab States

October 6, 2020
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New Diplomatic Agreements.

Israel signed peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Bahrain. Both are oil rich Arab countries.

Almost two million Arabs are citizens of Israel. The new peace agreements may give them a chance to make a better life....

Editor's OPINION

Donald Trump is a Demagogue

October 1, 2020
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Donald Trump leading his own protest by disrupting a peaceful protest. Photo Credit: The Associated Press.

Donald Trump is a demagogue. A demagouge appeals to the emotional side of the people. He does not ask them to use their...

A view about the coming election

America: What is Going On?

September 29, 2020
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2020 Presidential Election.

Friends and foes of America agree on one thing. The United States is a mess.

Donald Trump won the race for U.S. president in 2016. His message was to “Make America Great Again.” His plan was to portray America as a...

A Century Apart, Workers Still Die in Factory Fires

September 24, 2020
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A Pakistani man after the fire at a garment factory in Karachi. Photo Credit: Rizwan Tabassum/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

This fire happened in New York City in 1911. The blaze in a garment factory killed more than one hundred workers. It was...

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