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New York Times (September 10)

2018/ 09/ 11 by jd in Global News

“Rather than remain silent,” Serena Williams “insisted on being heard. Rather than contain herself, she used her rage for the countless women silenced by sexism and racism.” Accusing the chair umpire at the U.S. Open of sexism was Serena’s “gift to Naomi Osaka, and Women.” By protesting his calls, “she opened new possibilities of black womanhood.”

 

Chicago Tribune (October 9)

2016/ 10/ 09 by jd in Global News

While “most of the world has remained silent,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has engaged in sweeping genocide. “Nearly 3,000 people have already been gunned down, either by police or vigilante death squads, encouraged by Duterte, who has promised immunity.” Another 600,000 are “now caged in hideously crowded prisons that already look like concentration camps.” This may be “the logical conclusion of the brutal rhetoric of the drug war,” but “history shows that such dehumanization doesn’t stop crime or drug use — it simply enables it.”

 

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