Monday , 18 June 2018

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North Florida protesters gather to show solidarity with striking prisoners

North Florida protesters gather to show solidarity with striking prisoners

By Jared Olson, photos by Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu A little past 3 p.m., in the midst of a coppery gold, cloudless North Florida winter afternoon on Jan. 15, 2018, protesters gathered on ...

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A conversation with Marta Rojas, one of Cuba’s most important living writers

A conversation with Marta Rojas, one of Cuba’s most important living writers

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu The old writer draws an aging, sepia-stained picture from a folder in the wooden cabinet and contemplates the image of herself, nearly sixty years ago now, sittin ...

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The unsettling legacy of Castro

The unsettling legacy of Castro

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu The first dose of Cuba you get when you touch down at Jose Marti international and take a taxi through the scorching plains towards Havana is, unsurprisingly, an ...

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In the face of dismantling Obamacare, one man faces uncertain future

In the face of dismantling Obamacare, one man faces uncertain future

  By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu Lew Barnes, 62, eases back into the wicker chair, sipping coffee in the frigid morning wind, and informs me matter-of-factly about how the new government w ...

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Islamophobia on the rise in America

Islamophobia on the rise in America

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu For the family of junior Yasmeen Anis, 9/11 was a day when the entire world seemed to pause. As with most American families, they knew the day the 19 Muslim extre ...

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Why Standing Rock matters

Why Standing Rock matters

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu If it’s ever finished, the Dakota Access Pipeline will stretch almost 1,000 miles across the continent- a metal capillary rocketing across the landscape. It will ...

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In praise of protesting

In praise of protesting

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu On Tuesday, Nov. 7, my life and the history of the country, changed directions irrevocably. That evening, in mounting desperation, I watched the country being vot ...

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