Humanity in Review – 2015

2015 as a collective whole, was one of the most important years in the history of our species.

The Last Exiles From Cuba

What will normalization between the US and Cuba mean for long-term exiles like the author?

A Guy Like Me Isn’t Supposed to Learn This

We fear education because it transforms our identities.

There Goes The Cuban Vote

Cuban American voters are increasingly supporting the Democratic Party.

My Son Got Arrested But It’s Not His Fault

Parents mean well when they call professors to offer excuses, but they end up revealing more than they intend.

Education Is Unmanly

The first male in his family to attempt college will often find himself pestered about his masculinity.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Juan Almeida

Juan Almeida overcame racism and poverty to become one of the most important revolutionaries in Cuba.

Our Failed Embargo Against Cuba

There are few better examples of failed American foreign policy than our trade embargo against Cuba.

Blacked Out: Reading Between the Lines as Gitmo Lawyers Talk Torture

A recent court hearing at Guantanamo dealt with national security information so secret that the accused was not even allowed in the room: the first completely closed session of the military commission trials under President Obama.

NEW REPORT: Updated Guide to Guantanamo Force-Feeding

A new report published by al Jazeera outlines the “US process for force-feeding hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees.”

Officials Report Gitmo Hunger Strikers Now Number 100

Lawyers for the detainees insist that the military is still “undercounting” the number of men on hunger strike.

Guards and Detainees Clash at Guantanamo Bay

Advocates for the detainees say there are now over 100 prisoners participating in the hunger strikes.

US Notifies Attorneys if Clients are Force-Fed at Guantanamo

For the first time the US military is notifying lawyers of Guantanamo detainees if their clients have been force-fed.

How Social Messages Can Make a Man a Bad Lover

What you believe may keep you from greater intimacy and satisfaction.

The Cuba Embargo Is Hurting Men

Lifting the failed embargo on Cuba could stimulate two economies. The ball is in President Obama’s court.

Running: A Poem

David Karpel tells an American story of persecution and flight: a family that can’t stop running.