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A 1966 Tibetan Class Photo Lands in a 2021 Film with Bishop Desmond Tutu and Friend

by BNimri Aziz By chance I picked a copy of A Fearless Heart while browsing at my local library. It’s a memoir that also explains the teaching of…

Bang, Bang, Bang– Terrifying Here; Heroic over There. More Weapons for Ukraine vs Rising Shootings in the US

by B Nimri Aziz, April 12, 2022          New Yorkers and many Americans across the country are staggered by last week’s subway shootings. It’s like a film, or…

Could Nepal Become a Player in a Future US-China Crisis?

Feb 23, 2022 by B Nimri Aziz The formidable peaks stretching across the north of Nepal (or Tibet in the south of China depending on your perspective) have…

There Was a Young Man from Dara’a (Syria, 2011- ?)

Feb, 4, 2022. by B Nimri Aziz Dara’a, Syria was the hometown of Khalid. In the years leading up to 2011, he lived between there and Damascus. He…

Martin Luther King Jr: Encountered in Algeria, 2008

“Mahteen”, she said, meeting my eyes for the first time while she attended to the papers that I’d set on her desk. I was in Oran, Algeria, being…

Etel Adnan, Esteemed Poet and Artist might well inquire about her missing Arab companions, as the outstanding New York exhibition of her art draws to a close

Jan 8/2022 by B Nimri Aziz There are perhaps five million Arabs who identify as Americans, our earliest ancestors having arrived here almost two centuries ago. Many more…

Vicissitudes of Syria War Reporting

by Barbara Nimri Aziz. December 7, 2021 It’s long past time for a reckoning by Washington on its disastrous  policy in Syria. Instead of addressing the scope and…

Morality Plays: Entertainers Draw the Line

By B Nimri Aziz Have you noticed: moral issues are no longer the domain of clerics and philosophers? Not politicians either. Our ethics, however capricious they’ve become, evolve…

How a Ballsy Senator Stole a President’s Gummy Candy

www.counterpunch.org/2021/10/26/how-one-ballsy-senator-stole-a-presidents-gummy-candy/ By Barbara Nimri Aziz October 26, 2021 Where’s Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote power? Celebrated as the first U.S. woman vice president, Harris would also head the U.S….

Yesterday, September 12, 2001, Revisited

September 11, 2021, By B Nimri Aziz Again, I’m turning off all media and staying home. I have my own memories, and my own intelligence– not just of…