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War crimes

Secretary Clinton's quest.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  June 08, 2012
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A Congolese feast

I met Constance Kabaziga at the checkout at Mittapheap World Market. She was buying frozen cassava root and dried beans, and I really wanted to know what she was going to do them.
Beans and rice, with African flair
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 02, 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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B. Dolan | Fallen House, Sunken City

Although I've always found B. Dolan to be one of hip-hop's mightiest politically charged performers, his disc-length poetic pieces have confused (and even bored) the piss out of me.
Strange Famous (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 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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Review: The Kindly Ones

Those put off by the soft-pedaling of the SS in the movie adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader might be wary of Jonathan Littell's memoir of fictional war criminal Maximilien Aue.
Inside the Reich
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 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

Muzzle mania

Giving a Muzzle Award to the Boston Police Department for its handling of Veterans Day protesters is in keeping with widespread media complicity that allows lower ranks to be court-martialed while war criminals in the White House escape accountability fo
Letters to the Boston editor, July 11, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 09, 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

This Just In: Mukasey not honorable enough for BC Law


The Boston Globe reported this morning that although Attorney General Michael Mukasey will still spe...
By James Tierney  |  March 05, 2008

Disbarring the Torture Lawyers Part II: Yes, it just might happen!


By Harvey Silverglate It’s unlikely that the pooh-bahs at the Bush Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) read any civil liberties column or blog, let alone...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  February 25, 2008


Go after the torture lawyers? At least there's precedent


By Harvey Silverglate     Last Friday, I wrote in this space that there are ample grounds for launching ethics investigations against the Bush Administration lawyers...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  February 12, 2008

The Lawyers and the Torture Debate: Don't kill the lawyers, just disbar them!


By Harvey Silverglate So the truth about waterboarding finally comes out, thanks in no small part to the Boston Globe's Charlie Savage   among the...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  February 08, 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


Tortured logic


By Harvey Silverglate One of the more silly pieces that I’ve read in recent years appeared in, of all places, the usually polished and interesting...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  December 18, 2007
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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

Habeas Haunts the High Court


By Harvey Silverglate Sometimes, as Sigmund Freud put it, a cigar is just a cigar. And, likewise, sometimes words in the Constitution actually mean what...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  December 06, 2007
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Peaks Island veteran collects stories of war's atrocities

Thirty-six years ago, more than 100 Vietnam veterans gathered in Detroit to describe and expose war crimes perpetrated by themselves and their fellow soldiers.
Winter soldier
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 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

This Just In: On the Waterboarding Question


By James F. Tierney We wanted to post a brief follow-up on Harvey's argument about Michael Mukasey ...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  November 06, 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