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How the Cultures of Trinidad Transformed an Islamic Festival

How the Cultures of Trinidad Transformed an Islamic Festival

The Shiite Islamic ritual of Muharram came to Trinidad with Indian indentured workers in the 19th century, attracting the participation of the island’s African population and becoming truly creolized, transforming into Hosay. Its story of suppression and survival is a vital record of Trinidadian culture.

On the Ground in Gaza — With Arwa Damon

On the Ground in Gaza — With Arwa Damon

“Going into Gaza, that pit of fear was more like a web that sat on my chest and never settled.” Returning from a humanitarian trip to Gaza, veteran CNN correspondent Arwa Damon sits down with Faisal Al Yafai on The Lede for a rare insight into life in Gaza from the perspective of a Western journalist.

Poland’s Allure for Tajikistan’s Exiles

Poland’s Allure for Tajikistan’s Exiles

Ethnic Pamiris fleeing repression have found an unlikely home in Poland, bolstered by the broader Tajik opposition movement that took up residence there years before. In Warsaw, they are planning a future after the authoritarian rule of President Emomali Rahmon.

As Indian Elections Near, a Delhi Chief Minister’s Arrest Raises Concern

As Indian Elections Near, a Delhi Chief Minister’s Arrest Raises Concern

While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest has raised concerns about India’s ability to host free and fair elections, it has also put a spotlight on the meteoric rise of the Aam Aadmi Party, which is the only party, apart from the BJP and Congress, to govern in more than one state in India.

Against Tyranny: Two Stories Told in Pictures Warn Us To Fight On

Against Tyranny: Two Stories Told in Pictures Warn Us To Fight On

Two recent graphic novels reveal the realities of daily life in Iran and Cuba, illustrating the common traits of authoritarian regimes. Marjane Satrapi’s “Woman, Life, Freedom” and Edel Rodriguez’s “Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey” lay out the political stakes and call on readers to defend global democracy.