How the original US-Mexico border markers led to decades of fear and antipathy
Dec13

How the original US-Mexico border markers led to decades of fear and antipathy

Photographer David Taylor documented 276 monuments erected to mark the border in 1848, in an attempt to show how theyve affected American mentality Before the fence, there were obelisks 276 monuments marking the US-Mexico border that were erected after the Mexican-American war ended in 1848. In 2007, David Taylor, an Arizona-based artist and professor, set out to photograph them all a task that lasted seven years and took him from the...

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Donald Trump ‘incorrect’ over Time person of the year claims, says magazine
Dec12

Donald Trump ‘incorrect’ over Time person of the year claims, says magazine

Trump claimed he rejected request for an interview and major photo shoot but magazine says: The president is incorrect about how we choose person of the year Donald Trump was incorrect, Time magazine said, when he claimed on Saturday to have taken a pass on an interview and major photo shoot because the publication told him he was only probably going to be named its person of the year. On Saturday morning, former Trump campaign...

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US evangelical preacher should be banned from entering UK, critics say
Dec10

US evangelical preacher should be banned from entering UK, critics say

Opposition grows to visit by Franklin Graham, who is accused of hate speech for remarks about Islam and gay people Opposition is mounting to a planned visit to the UK by a leading American conservative evangelical Christian who has made Islamophobic and anti-gay statements, with critics saying it will promote prejudice and damage interfaith relations. Several MPs, including a government minister, have urged the home secretary to...

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We were just a normal family: Che Guevaras daughter remembers her father
Dec09

We were just a normal family: Che Guevaras daughter remembers her father

Aleida Guevara with her father Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Havana, 1964 On the right is my father, cigar in hand, talking to his lifelong friend Fidel Castro, a fellow communist revolutionary. The angle makes it look like my father is holding out his cigar to me, but thats not the case. It was unusual that hed smoke around me. I dont remember this picture being taken, or by whom; I was too young. Id have been around three at the...

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‘We’ll see the battle lines’: Trump faced by Native American alliance over Bears Ears
Dec08

‘We’ll see the battle lines’: Trump faced by Native American alliance over Bears Ears

The president is expected to announce the shrinking of two national monuments on a visit to Utah but native tribes are uniting to oppose a monumental mistake On Monday, Donald Trump will visit Salt Lake City. He is expected to formally announce plans to substantially shrink two Utah national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears. A review of national monuments was conducted by the interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, who...

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