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SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Malay: a South African Muslim identity borne out of colonialism

Surviving slavery, colonialism and apartheid, this mixed-heritage Islamic community established a unique culture in South Africa.


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INDIA

In ‘Milestone’ Victory, UN Declares Eradication of Leaded Petrol Use

"If we can phase out one of the most dangerous polluting fuels in the 20th century, we can absolutely phase out all fossil fuels.”


Environment

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INDIA

Mumbai Records One of the Biggest Clusters of Children With Covid19

The finding adds to concerns about the lack of guidelines or approved vaccines for treating or safeguarding children against Covid19.

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EL SALVADOR

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Bukele Administration Shoots the Messenger Again

Bukele administration officials have forcefully denied new evidence of their negotiations with gangs. While gang negotiations have become common practice for politicians in El Salvador, broad public hostility toward such talks incentivizes secrecy.


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USA

Peruvian Policy Chief Leads Congressional Hispanic Staff Association

Ivelisse Alexandra Porroa-García is a Latina outwardly brimming with a self-confidence that allows her to operate as a top legislative staffer in the Capitol, but she says her main insecurity at work is her Peruvian accent.


Latino, Women

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BRAZIL

Bolsonaro Supporters Call for September 7 Military Coup

Pro-Bolsonaro groups have organized across the country, calling for a new military regime. Governors fear that the military police may rebel and start an uprising that would force the army to take a stand.


Latino

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CHINA

New Trends in Chinese Energy & Development Finance

U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry will be in China next week to pressure the government to renounce all future financing of coal power plants around the world. Although China generally does not respond well to foreign demands like this, Beijing may have already acceded to Kerry's request.


Pan Asian, Environment

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CUBA

Cuba to Recognize and Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Cuba's government said Thursday it will recognize and regulate cryptocurrencies for payments on the island.


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MEXICO

Mexico: Help for US on Migrants ‘Can’t Go On Forever’

Mexico’s president again sidestepped questions Thursday about the reinstatement of the U.S. “Remain in Mexico” policy.


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THE GRAPEVINE | BLACK WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH

We've all heard the phrase, "strong black woman". With the spotlight on Black women in sports like Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, and Sha'carri Richardson, the panelists come together to discuss Black women's mental health. What role does tv/film play in the "strong Black woman" trope? Are the public criticisms fair?


Pan African, Women

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MEXICO

Mexico Welcomes 124 Afghan Refugee Journalists, Families

Mexico welcomed a group of 124 Afghan media workers and their families Wednesday after the group fled their country because of the Taliban takeover.


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AFGHANISTAN

Why feminist solidarity with Afghanistan is about more than women and girls

Afghan women and girls are undoubtedly imperilled by the Taliban takeover. But hyperfocus on their vulnerability risks repeating mistakes of the past.



Women, Islam

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PHILIPPINES

“Billions of requests, thousands of dollars”: Inside a massive cyberattack on a Philippine human rights group

Researchers say they traced the month-long DDoS attack back to an Israeli company’s network.

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INDIA

Mumbai Fish Workers Escalate Protest Against Displacement, Loss of Livelihood

The municipal body demolished a fish market in Dadar earlier this month, allegedly without informing the fish workers.


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LEBANON

The crypto dons of Beirut

Meet the men making a killing in Lebanon’s underground cryptocurrency market.

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INDIA

State Is Responsible if Malnourished Children Die in the Tribal Belt: Bombay HC

"There isn't a single gynecologist or pediatrician available in the region" despite several malnutrition-related deaths, the court noted.

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AFGHANISTAN

How you can take action and stand in solidarity with Afghan people

We’ve pulled together a list of steps you can take to support Afghan people on the ground and refugees arriving in the UK.

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COLOMBIA

3 minutes with Juan Pablo Buriticá

Software engineering leader, Colombia/United States 🇨🇴🇺🇸


Latino

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Finding Happiness in Religion

It’s quite amazing to find relief and joy in just a short space of time, something I searched my whole life for - happiness.


Islam

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AUSTRALIA

Notions Of Sexuality Can Change After Reading Theories of Its Non‑Rigidity: Study

An Australian study found that people’s reported sexual orientation can change after reading more information about it, giving further weight to the idea that sexuality exists on a spectrum and is not as rigid as was once believed.


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INDIA

Forget emoji, the real Unicode drama is over an endangered Indian script

For 10 years, experts have tried to bring Tulu to smartphones. But they can’t agree on how.


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CHINA

The China tech bubble is bursting. That’s not a bad thing for investors

Beijing isn’t looking to break up its tech giants, and there’s more to the sector than Alibaba and Tencent.

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UNITED KINGDOM

UK universities are adopting controversial IHRA antisemitism guidelines – but it’s putting Palestinian solidarity activism at risk

The UK government has threatened sanctions for universities that don’t adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, placing students and academics fighting for Palestinian freedom under attack.

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ITALY

12,000‑Year‑Old Roman Burial Site Raises Concerns Of Rising Lead Pollution

As one of the most abundantly used heavy metals, lead has had a complicated relationship with human history due to its effects on human health and the environment. A 12,000-year-old burial site in Italy confirmed just how fraught this relationship has been — researchers found that with every increase in the usage of lead, there was a corresponding increase in lead pollution that was found in the remains of 132 individuals at the site.


Environment

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INDIA

Sex Workers Fight for Home and Dignity in Nagpur Red Light Area

The sealing of the Ganga Jamuna red light area in Nagpur last week has triggered protests by sex work organizations and civic groups. The residents, more than 1,200 sex workers, note the closure hampers their trade and impinges on fundamental rights.

About 1,500 sex workers are affected due to barricades in the Ganga-Jamuna red light area over "illegal sex trade" concerns.


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USA

Dr. Kim TallBear - "Making Love and Relations: Beyond Settler Sexualities" (2016)

In this talk, Dr. Kim TallBear (@KimTallBear) discusses the politics of Indigenous kinship in relation to settler constructs of marriage and monogamy.


Indigenous

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USA

Ep. 288: Cultural Appropriation Is Assimilation

In an extended discussion about cultural appropriation that started in Ep. 286 about what is messed up with the cultural appropriation fight as we know it, this episode with Teen, Chris, and our friend John Bai looks at what are legitimate concerns at the heart of the issue. Is it simply inevitable that America turns cultures into cultural products?


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JORDAN

Strangers Never Again | Chapter 3

After a chance encounter, Josh and Marissa finally sit down and catch up on where life has taken them. Unresolved feelings and revelations emerge from this conversation, 10 years in the making.


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6 Lessons From The Rain

Rainfall, like many other natural objects and processes, serves the interests of people and ensures their survival, growth, and progress. This reminds us about Allah’s countless favors upon us, and the need to be grateful to Him and generous towards fellow humans.


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Seymour Hersh: "There's much more to the story" (2018)

Seymour Hersh in conversation with Afshin Rattansi in 2018 and followed by an interview with Tariq Ali from 2016. 


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AFGHANISTAN

Is the Taliban’s treatment of women really inspired by Sharia?

And what does the current debate on the Taliban and women’s rights tell us about Western (mis)perceptions of Muslims?


Islam, Women

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INDIA

It’s Okay: To Be Mediocre

Proving your exceptionalism -- especially on social media -- can be exhausting. A seemingly 'average' life empowers personal choice.


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PALESTINE

The Palestinian Authority’s Silent Complicity Over the Colonisation of Sheikh Jarrah

While Sheikh Jarrah attracted international attention, the international community has once again failed Palestinians.


Islam

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USA

The Break Room : Accountability in Allyship

This is the podcast adaptation of the eleventh episode of The Break Room! This one's all about accountability in allyship.


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AFGHANISTAN

Afghans are forced to choose between staying safe and staying online

Under Taliban rule, citizens worry that digital connections to Western organizations could be used against them.

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8 Islamic Achievements in Medieval and Modern Medicine

Here are some of the most incredible discoveries and achievements in the field of medicine by Muslims!


Islam

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PAKISTAN

Ashura Day Processions in Kashmir and Pakistan See Police Assaults and Bomb Attacks

On 19 August a bomb explosion ripped through a Muharram procession in the city of Bahawalnagar in Pakistan’s Punjab province, killing at least three people and wounding nearly 50. 


Islam

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USA

Can Muslim Lawmakers Truly Help American Muslims?

“I would much rather have a white Christian judge with progressive values ... It’s not enough that he is Muslim. In fact, it’s insulting."


Islam

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AFGHANISTAN

Google Cuts Remote Pay, Free Britney, Scary Android Feature, YikYak Returns, Haiti & Afghanistan

Abadesi and Michael break down:

- Google penalises the pay of employees if they don't return to the office

- YikYak makes an anonymous comeback on the app store, despite previous controversy

- Discussing the current crises in Haiti & Afghanistan

- Britney Spears' father steps down as her conservator

- Android will let you control your phone with facial expressions

- Discussion around automation & no-code tools like Zapier


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NIGERIA

Nigeria’s regulatory clampdown is rattling startups

Founders and investors worry that an obscure government agency could be given far-reaching powers to control the booming tech sector.

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