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by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2013 8:49 pm | Comments (44)
Intrepid Brazilian reporter Claudia Trevisan dealt with the authorities in North Korea. She dealt with state security while pursuing stories in China. None of that compared to dealing with cops on Yale campus when she came here to report a story—and ended up in handcuffs, then incarcerated in the police station pokey.
by Thomas MacMillan | Sep 20, 2013 2:46 pm | Comments (8)
As he commemorated the history of a court case that freed a group of African slaves, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information proposed a new lawsuit—suing Spain for damage caused by the slave trade.
by Thomas MacMillan | Aug 16, 2013 1:52 pm | Comments (1)
Reem Elazazy said her dad went to Egypt to visit relatives and is now trapped inside his family home as people die in the streets—killed by American-made weapons.
by David Sepulveda | Jun 27, 2013 2:30 pm
When Father Emmanuel Ihemedu came before the Westville community and supporters at a fundraiser at Lyric Hall last February, a new health clinic under construction in his hometown of Ejemekwuru, Imo State Nigeria, was a mere foundation built on a dream.
by Bill Curry | Apr 29, 2013 7:00 am | Comments (3)
Bill Curry, a former state comptroller, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and adviser to U.S. President Bill Clinton, wrote this commentary.
by Allan Appel | Apr 24, 2013 12:12 pm | Comments (1)
If he were making his presentation in Miami, Tim Craine said, he’d need a security detail. In New Haven he just relied on some tasty sandwiches and lemonade, the Greater New Haven Peace Commission, and a politically active local librarian.
by David Sepulveda | Feb 26, 2013 3:33 pm | Comments (2)
A spirit of giving and fellowship enveloped a crowd of supporters who came to Westville’s Lyric Hall Friday, with the common purpose of raising funds for a modest health clinic in Ejemekwuru, Imo State, Nigeria. The project, sponsored by New Haven’s MaryCare organization, brought together Hartford and Westville communities, who were greeted at Lyric Hall by the African drum rhythms of Aly Tatchol Camara. A slate of performers and entertainers followed, with attendees enjoying foods, desserts, and fine wines donated by Amity Wines in the floral bedecked reception area.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 21, 2013 2:58 pm | Comments (11)
As one New Havener lost his fight against deportation by the feds, four others were arrested Thursday by federal marshals outside a courthouse in Hartford.
by Brad Horrigan | Feb 7, 2013 1:25 pm | Comments (1)
Local photographer Brad Horrigan recently traveled to Nicaragua and brought back these photos, which are part of an exhibition about to open at the Institute Library AT 847 Chapel St. The exhibition’s title: “Bittersweet: Dying in the Nicaraguan Sugar Fields.” Horrigan contributed the following write-up about his experience.
Updated post-storm note: The opening reception is now rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is also open for viewing from Feb. 9 - 23, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.A book of the exhibition photographs will be available for purchase, withproceeds benefiting the New Haven Leon Sister City Project.
by Thomas MacMillan | Nov 28, 2012 9:10 am | Comments (3)
As Yale steams forward with its controversial efforts to open a new college in Singapore, new criticism has appeared in a surprising location—the steam tunnels below the original campus here in New Haven.