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Christina Moreno

The question of whether Palestine has the right to join the International Criminal Court hinges on the definition of statehood.

Laura Scheriau

Maria F. Loya

Editor's note: Maria F. Loya’s very personal and intimate account of Mexico’s social and political development was written in response to the violent activities of police forces against peaceful protesters in Mexico City in November 2014 and is translated from Spanish by Laura G. Scheriau, The Mantle’s Arts & Culture Editor.

Emmanuel Iduma

Önder Susam

Arie Amaya-Akkermans

[Acrylic on board, 38.5x76 cm, 2013]

Ariell Cacciola

The past several months I have been traveling in Central Europe, just enough away from the United States to feel slightly out of the proverbial loop. Back stateside, I am usually found beneath a stack of novels consisting of copies in need of review or for mere pleasure (although, usually the former), all the while trying to fit in my own angst-ridden fiction.

Shaun Randol

A still from Cairo Drive (2013)

Corrie Hulse

A woman weeps as she recounts the murder of her sons. (Still from E-Team)

 

As Anna spoke with the translator the woman went silent. Tears streamed down her face as she grasped a photo of the sons who were just executed outside her front door. She made eye contact with the camera, her eyes sunken and lost. Then she began to weep and speak to the room. “What’s the point of writing? What’s the point of talking? I swear, if we could save them, our tears would fill gallons. Our tears could fill gallons and form a river.”

Elisabeth Vilà

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