Still Under Occupation: The Middle East & the Struggle for Dignity

Time and time again, we hear about the causes of injustice and instability in the Middle East. There are about four main causes offered from analyses on this region. Each of them point to internal factors, though somehow quite different from one another. But none of them recognize the possibility that instability is not aContinue reading “Still Under Occupation: The Middle East & the Struggle for Dignity”

The Deer Hunter Russian Roulette Scene

One of my favorite scenes from the movie. The Vietnam War, a contentious issue of debate, remains a stain on US history. Despite being portrayed as a containment of communism, the US invasion proved not only disastrous, but to carry its own agenda, the suppression of national sovereignty. This same phenomenon occurred in Afghanistan, whenContinue reading “The Deer Hunter Russian Roulette Scene”

The Armenian Orphan Rug (L.A. Times)

LINK: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-white-house-rug-armenian-genocide-20141015-story.html?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fnationworld%2Fnation+(L.A.+Times+-+National+News) A historic rug tied to the Armenian genocide will go on display at the White House Visitor Center in November after several failed attempts to display the piece. The Ghazir rug was created by orphans of the genocide and presented to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925. It will be featured alongside other artifacts inContinue reading “The Armenian Orphan Rug (L.A. Times)”

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