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  • Sri Lanka: Sinhalese chauvinist wins presidential election, Tamils fear reprisals
    by Susan Price on November 19, 2019 at 2:25 am

    electionsChris SleeIssue 1246Sri Lanka2019 Sri Lankan electionTamilscrimes against humanityLTTENovember 19, 2019Gotabaya Rajapaksa, regarded by many Tamils as a war criminal, won the Sri Lankan presidential election on November 16 with 52.3% of the vote. His main rival Sajith Premadasa received 47%. There were 35 candidates. Rajapaksa won support on the basis of Sinhalese chauvinism. He was defence secretary in 2009, when the Sri Lankan armed forces massacred tens […]

  • Mikhail Sholokhov: The scribe who served, and somehow survived, Stalin
    by Stuart Munckton on November 19, 2019 at 1:02 am

    bookshistoryPhil ShannonIssue 1246AustraliaNovember 19, 2019Stalin's Scribe: Literature, Ambition and Survival – The Life of Mikhail Sholokhov Brian J Boeck Pegasus Books, 2019  388 pages Considering the terrors that Mikhail Sholokhov lived through, and nearly perished from, in Stalinist Russia, it is a wonder that the Soviet novelist retained any sense of humour. Yet he did.  Unrecognised in the exotic shadow of the post-Stalin Societ Union […]


  • “Racist” Trump vs. San Juan’s Puerto Rican Mayor
    by José Cobas on September 24, 2019 at 12:12 am

    TweetIn 1898 the United States provoked a war with Spain, called the Spanish-American War, in further pursuit of its expansionist policies. In the aftermath of the imperialistic war, Spain ceded Puerto Rico and other of … The post “Racist” Trump vs. San Juan’s Puerto Rican Mayor appeared first on . […]

  • Skin Color Discrimination: The Latino Case
    by José Cobas on August 30, 2019 at 12:19 am

    TweetResults from a Pew Research Center survey show the persistence in the United States of an association between Latinos’ skin color and their experiences of white (and other) discrimination. Sixty-four percent of dark-skinned Latinos reported … The post Skin Color Discrimination: The Latino Case appeared first on . […]