Tag: War and Revolution

‘The Bombs Are Drawing Close’

Many guests once visited us at the autonomous women’s village called Jinwar in northern Syria: journalists, politicians, friends from all over the world. They got to know us, our village and our daily lives. They saw the houses of clay in which we lived together; the school where our children studied Kurdish; the center for […]

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A Military Crackdown in Sudan

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher A military crackdown in Sudan has left more than 100 pro-democracy protesters dead, just weeks after the military offered support in overthrowing the country’s dictator. Our colleague spoke with us from Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. [For an […]

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The Rough Riders’ Guide to World Domination

In 1894, Benjamin Colbert, a 21-year-old Chickasaw Indian from the Oklahoma Territory, quit his railroad job and made his way to Guatemala. There he intended to board a ship to Cuba — tensions between Spain and the island, under Madrid’s control for nearly 400 years, were coming to a boil, and he was eager to […]

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