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The stolen dreams of the US’s Dreamers

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive order issued by former president Barack Obama, passed its tenth anniversary amid postponements and threats.   The initiative was launched by the White House to grant work permits and provide protection from deportation to thousands of undocumented young people who arrived before […]

News that stays news
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News that stays news

All of China Mieville’s fiction is worth reading for its political, philosophical and cultural resonances, “the City & The City” and “Embassytown” are extraordinary.   Sean Sheehan   He is also a compelling writer of non-fiction and “A spectre, haunting”, a prequel of sorts to his earlier “October”, is a […]

Boric’s eroding popularity
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Boric’s eroding popularity

Even though they are problems that his predecessors left him (inflation, increasing violence and conflict in the Araucania region), they have put his government into a very sensitive and highly problematic situation that is generating a lot of tension. However, his plans to make Chile a better country are going […]

My city of ruins
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My city of ruins

St. Augustine’s “City of God” was occasioned by the fall of Rome. In his mind, however, this expanded into a rumination about the history of civilisation.   Steve Latham   The city is always fallen, always falling. The city is always changing, but that surely does not necessarily entail a […]