Pipeline [Controversy] Runs Through Downtown

by Allan Appel | Sep 8, 2016 7:09 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo With pulsating Native American drumming and signs and chants declaring “Drink Water, Not Oil,” “Move to Clean Energy,” and “Hey, hey, ho ho, Dakota Access Got to Go,” demonstrators staged an anti-crude oil pipeline protest Wednesday afternoon at the corner of College and Chapel Streets.

The pipeline is being constructed in the Midwest. New Haven’s protest was loud, clear, and rhythmic during the downtown rush hour, although no pedestrian or vehicular traffic appeared to be disrupted.

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Revealed: Early Anti-Black Roots Of The Holocaust

by Edwin Black | May 31, 2016 6:26 am | Comments (4)

In recent years, some in the African-American community have expressed a disconnect to Holocaust topics, seeing the genocide of Jews as someone else’s nightmare. After all, African-Americans are still struggling to achieve general recognition of the barbarity of the Middle Passage, the inhumanity of slavery, the oppression of Jim Crow, and the battle for modern civil rights. For many in that community, the murder of six million Jews and millions of other Europeans happened to other minorities in a faraway place where they had no involvement.

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Impressions of India: New Delhi via New Haven

by Josiah Brown | May 5, 2016 5:46 am

Josiah H. Brown recently traveled to India, where his wife grew up, and returned with these reflections on the New Delhi metropolitan region – from the urban economy and environment to social inequalities and history.

My wife (Sahar Usmani-Brown), who became a U.S. citizen this year, grew up in New Delhi, where her parents continue to live.  I recently traveled there for the fourth time in the past dozen years – my first trip to India since an April 2014 visit that occasioned “Notes on a Nation of 1.2 Billion.”  With that population now estimated at 1.25 billion, some impressions follow in this latest installment of an urban travelogue.

Our last trip came during the 2014 Indian national elections, which brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi (formerly leader of the state of Gujarat) and his BJP to power.  Since then, Arvind Kejriwal of a rival reform party (AAP) has been elected in New Delhi.  As the newspapers reported during our stay, the Delhi and national governments are often at odds over how to address challenges from the economy to the environment.  (1)

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