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Flawed Justice After a Mob Killed an Afghan Woman – by Alissa Rubin, The New York Times

“KABUL, Afghanistan — Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry crowd.From Our AdvertisersBut then the enraged men below … Continue reading

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ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape – The New York Times

“QADIYA, Iraq — In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other … Continue reading

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The Things They Carry – David Brooks, The New York Times

“Kennedy Odede is one of the most joy-filled people I’ve met.He grew up in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. With his American wife, Jessica Posner, he created a school for girls and a community organization called Shining Hope for Communities, … Continue reading

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At a Bali Festival, Indonesia Enforces a Silence About Its Bloody Past – The New York Times

“JAKARTA, Indonesia — In the past 12 years, the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has earned praise for its provocative panel discussions, book introductions and film screenings.But during this year’s five-day gathering, … Continue reading

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Meet a 21st-Century Slave In the 21st century, isn’t it finally time to abolish slavery forever? nytimes.com|By Nicholas Kristof

Sunday’s column from Saint Nich. He writes near conclusion: “The blunt truth is that no strategy works all that well against trafficking. But maybe the most successful has been Sweden’s, cracking down on traffickers and customers while providing social services … Continue reading

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Rui Hai International Logistics, the company whose warehouses were hit by the deadly blasts, has become a symbol of the high cost of rapid industrialization in… nytimes.com|By ANDREW JACOBS

There is tremor in the force from China. “Now, more than two weeks after explosions at its warehouses leveled a swath of that district, killing 145 people, injuring more than 700 and leaving millions here fearful of toxic fallout, Rui … Continue reading

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Activist Targeting Modi’s Government Becomes Government’s Target – The New York Times

“MUMBAI — One of India’s best-known human rights activists, Teesta Setalvad, was brewing her morning tea on July 14 when she got a telephone call from her security guard. “C.B.I. is at the gate, ma’am,” the guard said, referring to … Continue reading

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How Goldman Sachs Profited From the Greek Debt Crisis, by Robert Reich, in the Nation

A commenter to Krugman’s piece on Greece recommened this article by Robert Reich. It’s grotesque. What Goldman Sachs did to Greece, it also did to Detroit. How Goldman Sachs Profited From the Greek Debt Crisis The Greek debt crisis offers … Continue reading

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Twenty years later, Bosnia is once again coming apart. nytimes.com|By Edward P. Joseph

When I recently visited my daughter in Sarajevo, I am embarrassed to say that I was surprised to learn that the Siege of Sarajevo, the shelling of the city by Serbian forces in the surrounding mountains, lasted four horrible years, … Continue reading

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Who was behind the Nato involvement in The War in Bosnia, 1992–1995

“MILESTONES: 1993–2000 The War in Bosnia, 1992–1995 In 1991 and 1992, Yugoslavia disintegrated under the pressures of ethnic conflict, economic issues, and the demagoguery of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. The secessions of Slovenia and Croatia triggered warfare in both new … Continue reading

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