All Further Articles for 2014-10-24

Friday, October 24, 2014
On the Side of Humanity: The Death of Klinghoffer
A florid and unlikely morality play has been unfurling this week in New York City, where the Metropolitan Opera is staging “The Death of Klinghoffer." Based on the 1985 murder by Palestinian terrorists of an elderly Jew on a hijacked ship, the opera has sparked furious charges by right-wing Zionists that it is "wildly anti-Semitic"; supporters argue the work is an "anguished meditation on two paralysed and drowning peoples" - one that portrays Palestinians as "human," no more or less.
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Hey White People
Seeking to give a voice to black kids "from racism’s new ground zero,” the anti-hate group FCKH8 teamed up with six Ferguson kids from the block where Michael Brown was killed for a video, "A Kinda Awkward Note to America," explaining racism is still a thing. Duh. For proof, cue the vitriol the video has inspired. From FCKH, "If you like the 'n' word, you have to see our inbox."
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