Filipino school kids on their way home (Mya Guarnieri)

Labour Pains

The Caravan: A journal of politics and culture, November 1, 2011 Sitting outside of the small pharmacy she and her husband own in Palawan—the Philippines’ western-most province, a far-flung island known as the last frontier—Diana recounts how she let her application for American citizenship lapse. “We never responded to the [US] embassy,” she says. “So …

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What State? Whose Authority?

The Boston Review, October 10, 2011 The stage and big screen are ready and waiting in Ramallah’s Clock Square on September 23. Workers unload plastic chairs from a truck. Banners bearing the slogan “Palestine 194” hang from nearby buildings. Preparations are almost set for the public viewing of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech …