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Southern Muslims in Thailand: Facing Double Challenges (2010)

Introduction

Since January 2004, the insurgence of southern regions of Pattani, Narathiwat, and Yala in Thailand has taken a violent turn. Thai government had no choice but to recognize their separatist movement, and to place them under martial law. 1,850 more words

Academia

Smoke - mirrors

Post 911:
Patriot act
Patriot Act 2
NDAA &c. – n on, n on.
Soon! police with no education in mental health, will be able to make mental health assessments – on the spot – and detain suspects considered to be mentally ill; all this without the credentials for making such assessments. 217 more words

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LADY BIRD (2017) Finally, a Teen Movie for Poor Kids

It seems that, at least since John Hughes, coming of age movies have been defined by the upper-middle class. Problems are always “will I get into college?” rather than “can I afford college?” Even though they might not get what they want, the teens always seem to have what they need, protected from the real world and real consequences by a thick shield of privilege. 1,232 more words

Movies

Veterans benefit

It is a long time in coming, but f you served, you may again be eligible for GI Bill Education benefits that you may have thought expired. 616 more words

Veterans

Urban Exodus during the Cold War and Security Anxiety post 9/11

Matthew Farish in his paper “Disaster and decentralization: American cities and the Cold War” writes, “The portent of geopolitical conflict was simply one of the numerous factors urging an unprecedented abandonment of central cities by manufacturers, corporations, and populations dominated by the white middle class.” 251 more words

16 Years Later

Yesterday was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Center. At that time I worked on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street and so if you looked straight down 5th Avenue you could see the whole bloody debacle unfold. 247 more words

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