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May 28, 2015

Clinton / Sanders Pix of the Week

Clinton / Sanders Pix of the Week
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By Michael Shaw Trolling the visual flotsam and jetsam better known as the nascent Democratic 2016 presidential campaign, two different photos floated to the surface.

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May 28, 2015

The Palestinians and the Indians: One Pic from Israel’s Burning Man

The Palestinians and the Indians: One Pic from Israel’s Burning Man
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By Michael Shaw The parallel of the American West and the eradication of the “Native Americans” with the Israeli desert and the trials of the Palestinians is mind bending.

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May 26, 2015

Behind the Niqab: The (Male) Photographer’s Perspective of Life Through the Veil – Part 1

Behind the Niqab: The (Male) Photographer’s Perspective of Life Through the Veil – Part 1
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By Karrin Anderson — Men would do well to consider women’s perspectives more often—not just when there is a physical reminder that your literal view on the world is affected by your gender.

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May 25, 2015

We Commemorate these Losses but Where are they Taking us?

We Commemorate these Losses but Where are they Taking us?
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By Michael Shaw With Iraq teetering again and threatening to unspool, and with the Taliban in Afghanistan reasserting itself in our wake, what’s there to make of these treks?

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May 24, 2015

Make Love, Not War

Make Love, Not War
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By Michael Shaw If we agree that war is pathological, this image from an International Gay Rodeo Association event in Little Rock this week could be seen to radically challenge the disease.

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