Day: May 6, 2014

Crimean Karaites hail Russia’s takeover of peninsula

STORY SUMMARY Crimea’s tiny 800-strong Karaite minority — Turkic-speaking, not entirely Jewish and overwhelmingly pro-Russian — hopes that Moscow’s takeover of the peninsula will help them preserve their ancient culture. Hidden in the middle of a dense oak forest is the ancestral cemetery of Crimean Karaites: 7,000 ancient limestone graves, […]

Monica Lewinsky Speaks out – was made a scapegoat

Published May 06, 2014, Facebook 370 Twitter 347 Gplus 26 Monica Lewinsky, now 40 and 17 years removed from her affair with then-President Bill Clinton, is speaking out — offering what could be uncomfortable details as Hillary Clinton is thought to be preparing a White House run. Lewinsky has penned an account […]

Borderlands: The New Strategic Landscape

Geopolitical Weekly TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014 – 03:03 Stratfor By George Friedman I will be leaving this week to visit a string of countries that are now on the front line between Russia and the European Peninsula: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Azerbaijan. A tour like that allows you […]

Education for the Voiceless: India’s Muslim Students Still Ignored and Underserved

Huff Post: by Brianna Sacks — MUMBAI, INDIA– The bell rings, and nearly 700 Muslim students pour fromAnjuman-I-Islam school’s worn, stone buildings onto a dusty quad. Their plain, blue-and-white, government-sponsored uniforms mask the reality that 97 percent of these secondary school students come from ghettos, slums and illiterate families. Despite the […]