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The Peabody Essex explores Native America

The Cree artist plays his drag show for laughs, but underlying it are serious questions about white genocide of Native American societies, about the stereotyping of Natives, and about gays in America, as well as Native American society.
Totems
By GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2012
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Review: Machine Gun Preacher

Jesus does funny things to people: one day you're sitting on a toilet shooting heroin; the next you're building an orphanage in war-torn southern Sudan.
White-savior storyline
By ANN LEWINSON  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: The Names of Love

Child abuse, genocide — those French have a way with romantic comedies.
Softcore sex and politics
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: La Rafle

In La Rafle , director Rose Bosch boldly tackles the psyche of Hitler, showing the Führer enjoying the high life with Eva Braun as he instructs his minions to pressure France to hand over its Jews so he can sate his genocidal bloodlust before the Allie
The psyche of Hitler
By TOM MEEK  |  July 22, 2011
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Libya: Why Obama is right

That the nation is apprehensive and ambivalent about President Barack Obama's military intervention in Libya is natural, even healthy.
What's wrong with saving lives?
By EDITORIAL  |  April 01, 2011
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Freedom Watch: Speak no evil

It wasn’t the first time members of the Congressional Black Caucus had heard – and done nothing about – Sudan’s dirty secret. Even before a recent House international-relations subcommittee hearing on human-rights violations in Sudan, they knew that kid
Why are African-American leaders silent about slavery in Sudan?
By TIM SANDLER  |  May 21, 2010


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The Big Hurt: Red scare

If you’re a dedicated follower of pop, you’ve no doubt heard about M.I.A.’s shocking new video for “Born Free,” the lead single from her upcoming album.
M.I.A.’s ultraviolent new video misses the target
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 07, 2010
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The horror

In April 1915, Turks of the Ottoman Empire began killing the Armenians in their midst.
‘The Armenian Genocide: 95 Years Later’
By GREG COOK  |  April 16, 2010

A black leadership silent on abortion fabrications

Last month, controversial anti-abortion-rights billboards appeared in Georgia hinting that abortion is a tool of black genocide.
Choice
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  March 26, 2010
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Recalling genocide

Painter Stephen Koharian has international relations on his mind when he’s in his studio.
 Artist Statements
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 06, 2009
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Visible man

As Tracy Kidder’s immersive journalism matures — his latest book recounts his travels through genocidal East Africa — he becomes more visible.
Tracy Kidder gets into the picture
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 28, 2009


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Undiscovered country

A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 24, 2008
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Stop the bastards!

If you’re unfamiliar with the history of Ethiopia, you’ll probably be lost. (Try skimming a summary before you go.)
African exiles get political.
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2008
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Power outage

Damn it, I want to be optimistic. I have always seen my glass as half full and not half empty. Now I think it’s dry. I’ll check once the lights come on again.
As South Africa celebrates 14 years of post-apartheid rule, AIDS and electricity could spark revolution
By PETER-DIRK UYS  |  April 23, 2008
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Remembrances

“Out of Darkness” worked under the assumption that remembered pain can be translated into effective stage action.
Liz Lerman and Sayat Nova
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 27, 2008
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Wings of desire

Half a millennium after her birth, in the wake of world wars and genocides, she’s become timeless.
Samuel Bak’s ‘Remembering Angels’
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 30, 2008


A child of Hitler

This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)


By ALFONS HECK  |  January 30, 2008
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Diamonds in the rough

In 1941, 27-year-old Polish Jew Meyer Hack was deported to Auschwitz along with his mother, two sisters, and brother.
Holocaust survivor Meyer Hack kept a special collection of jewelry secret for 60 years
By IAN SANDS  |  January 17, 2008
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Essence of place

He spoke about his process creating public interventions, walking the audience through one of his best known projects, one concerning the genocide in Rwanda.
A conversation with Alfredo Jaar
By IAN PAIGE  |  December 12, 2007
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Darfur Now

Theodore Braun’s probing documentary about the genocide crisis in Darfur takes a hopeful approach.
A call to action
By TOM MEEK  |  December 05, 2007
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Hell on earth

How does the Devil get his work done? With the greatest of ease, seems to be the answer.
The Devil and Darfur
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 27, 2007


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Left behind

SPACE Gallery’s annual Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is the rare local film event as essential to movie buffs as it is to concerned citizens.
Human Rights film festival takes on the world
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 07, 2007
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Ordure in the court

“He couldn’t be a terrorist, living in a cellar and eating canned food,” says a perceptive friend of the notorious French attorney Jacques Vergès.
Barbet Schroeder’s L’avocat de la terreur
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 06, 2007
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History and truth

It has been 92 years and there continues to be a reluctance (perhaps too gentle a word) to acknowledge that Turkey systematically killed a million and a half Armenians.
Turkey needs to take responsibility for the Armenian genocide
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 17, 2007
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Prescriptions for pot

Smoking a joint can be a better and more effective way of easing chronic pain than the use of prescription narcotics such as OxyContin and morphine.
It is time to make the medical use of marijuana legal. Plus, genocide and the ADL
By EDITORIAL  |  August 22, 2007
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Taking sides

Have you been remiss in taking a stand on the killing war in Darfur because the situation there seems too complex to understand?
The Devil Came on Horseback; La faute à Fidel
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 15, 2007


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The last Potter

The end is never easy, is it?
What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 24, 2007

Letters to the Portland editor: July 6, 2007

It is not easy being a US citizen with a conscience.
Washington is contagious
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  July 03, 2007
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The debates so far

Watching the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates debate this week in New Hampshire leaves an uncomfortable but undeniable impression.
Why the Republican performance is so dangerous
By EDITORIAL  |  June 06, 2007
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Darfur: The only hope

The genocide in Darfur continues.
It is time for corporations and investors to disinvest in Sudan
By EDITORIAL  |  May 16, 2007