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In this rare photograph taken in 2000, prisoners at the Ferguson Unit in Texas are seen working in the prison’s cotton fields. Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

The 13th Amendment’s fatal flaw created modern-day convict slavery

The 13th Amendment is given credit for freeing an estimated 4 million enslaved people during the Civil War era. It also enabled a prison system of free labor and involuntary servitude.
Imagen de la nueva serie de Alejandro Amenábar, ‘La Fortuna’. Movistar+

¿Por qué los cazatesoros son un problema para el patrimonio arqueológico subacuático?

La nueva serie de Alejandro Amenábar, ‘La Fortuna’, se inspira en el caso real de la fragata La Mercedes. ¿Qué ocurre cuando alguien sin interés arqueológico descubre tesoros en el fondo del mar?
Many grassroots Black Lives Matter activists are demanding more accountability and transparency from the movement’s increasingly centralized and well-funded leadership. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Black Lives Matter: How far has the movement come?

Like many social movements before it that began at the grassroots, Black Lives Matter is becoming a more conventional organization with top-down leadership.
Survivors of the violence in Benishangul-Gumuz gather in a circle at a displaced persons camp in Chagni, Ethiopia in December 2020. GettyImages

What’s causing the violence in western Ethiopia

It’s a confluence of local, regional, national and, possibly, foreign interests.
A demonstrator stands with a sign reading: “Demands: sack the local authority, disarm militias, protect citizens, cattle, and farmland, and end friction between farmers and shepherds”, during a protest in Central Darfur. Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Darfur: how historical patterns of conflict are haunting current violence

The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
‘Alcibiades on his Knees Before his Mistress’ by Lagrenee.

The one Trump comparison you haven’t heard yet

A classics professor writes that Trump’s raucous campaign style is nothing new. He introduces us to a chariot-racing statesman from ancient Athens who may have given Trump a run for his money.
Congress raised the cap on how much an individual can donate to political parties in its spending bill that just passed last week, giving wealthy Americans a greater voice in elections. Shutterstock

Lawmakers show indifference to Americans’ needs by gutting campaign finance caps

The political system’s indifference to the needs of the American people could not have been made clearer in recent days. At a time when economic inequality is increasing and the US racial divide is ever…

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