OPINION, POLITICS

Journalism: The New Corporatocracy

“Democracy dies in darkness.” The infamous slogan of the Washington Post highlights the importance of journalism as we become increasingly aware of how fragile our democratic institutions are. It’s a phrase quoted by Amazon founder, the newly ordained second-richest man on Earth (after being surpassed by Elon Musk), the second billionaire to go to space, […]

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CULTURE, POETRY & PROSE, WORLD ISSUES

azaadi

grúhún (eclipse) in the sky  nunchai salted with the tears of your grandmother, given its pink hue with the blood of martyrs the blood of martyrs, matching the red pherans one dead. two dead. three dead. four.  the sun has disappeared zain ul-abdin sheds tears for his people beyond the grave saraswati and shiva watch with downturned eyes […]

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CULTURE, POETRY & PROSE

jew-nerational trauma

What they’ll say: “What’s your opinion on Palestine?” “You don’t look very Jewish.” “You look too Jewish.” “Did you know that other gentile people died in the Holocaust, too?” What they mean: “Are you a Good Jew or a Bad Jew?” (There’s no right answer) “You would survive the Shoah.” “You wouldn’t.” “Your people need […]

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