Belén Fernández

Belén Fernández

Belén Fernández is the author of The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work, released by Verso in 2011. She is a member of the Jacobin Magazine editorial board, and her articles have appeared in the London Review of Books blog, Al Akhbar English and many other publications.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Humans of the White House?
During a recent excursion to Iran, Brandon Stanton — creator of the wildly popular Humans of New York (HONY) blog — posted some shots of humans in the Islamic Republic. One of them features a father and his 10-year-old son in the city of Tabriz, with the accompanying anecdote from the dad: “One...
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Sunday, August 02, 2015
Who's the Bad Actor?
During his brief descent this week upon the island of Cyprus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jumped at the chance to make menacing allegations about the implications of the recent nuclear deal with Iran. According to the Jerusalem Post , Netanyahu warned his Cypriot audience that “Iran...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Honduran Meltdown: Made in USA
In May 2005, US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick appeared at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington to rally support for CAFTA, a free trade agreement between the US, the Central American countries, and the Dominican Republic. In his remarks, Zoellick played up the notion that...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Baltimore’s Disgrace Is History of Police Violence
After Saturday’s full day of peaceful protests in Baltimore calling for justice for Freddie Gray — the 25-year-old who recently died of a spinal injury suffered while in police custody — some protesters opted Saturday evening and Sunday to pursue more hands-on expressions of frustration. On Monday...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Iraq War Anniversary: Remembering Blackwater
"My company's history is a proud tale of performance excellence and driven entrepreneurialism." So writes Erik Prince, the founder and former CEO of history's most notorious private security contracting firm, in his book Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the...
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Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, speaks during the annual press conference of the non-governmental organization in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (Credit: AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Views
Monday, June 09, 2014
Human Rights Watch’s Revolving Door
Let’s pretend that we want to start an organization to defend the rights of people across the globe that has no affiliation to any government or corporate interest. Which of the following characters should we therefore exclude from intimate roles in our organization’s operation? (You may choose...
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Friday, November 16, 2012
Israel's Terror in Gaza
In honour of the latest installment of homicidal Israeli behaviour in Gaza, the Twitter account of the Israel Defence Forces ( @IDFSpokesperson ) has played host to a flurry of activity.
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