Opinion

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Poem of the week: Nizar Qabbani’s “The Old World is Dead”

This unnamed verse, written in 1970, seems as if it could have been written yesterday in half a dozen nations - and in some U.S. states as well.

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New films to watch for, from around the world

From "Circus Kids" to "Hitler in Hollywood," a cornucopia of wonderful progressive films will entertain and inspire viewers.

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Films show human element in Palestinians’ struggles

The presence of three great films in support of the Palestinian struggle was highly welcomed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival last month.

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Poem of the week: “Jerusalem”

"Shouldn't it be as important to learn about one another's poetry, country to country, as one another's weather or gross national products?"

The U.S. & Yemen: A “lethal blend”

How involved is the U.S. military in Yemen, and is the Obama administration laying the groundwork for a new foreign adventure?

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