At least 49 people at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, have been massacred by a lone wolf shooter who had pledged his allegiance to ISIS immediately before. In an election year it's a tragedy which could have immense consequences. In this issue of the newsletter we present three very different views.
Zac Alstin points out that a focus on homophobia presents gays as different and marginalised, while a focus on Islamic terrorism normalises them. Which is it to be? The editor (me) suggests that the family background of the killer should be investigated. And Sheila Liaugminas calls for a tough response to terrorism.
|Who owns the horror?|
Zac Alstin | FEATURES | 14 June 2016
49 innocent people have died. Why is the tragedy dividing the nation instead of uniting it?
Michael Cook | FEATURES | 14 June 2016
Islam, homophobia and guns all played a role in the tragedy in Orlando. But what about family dysfunction?
|‘A really tough day for America’|
Sheila Liaugminas | SHEILA REPORTS | 14 June 2016
|Who will breathe life back into Europe’s dying villages?|
Robert Willis, David Arkell and Alina Trabattoni | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY | 14 June 2016
In Italy, you can buy an abandoned home for one Euro, in one of its 6,000 abandoned villages.
|Justice in West Africa|
Paul Jackson | HARAMBEE | 14 June 2016
The African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity.
|Award-winner underwhelms reviewer|
Jane Fagan | READING MATTERS | 14 June 2016
A mystery in Victorian England
|Americans are dying at a greater rate|
Marcus Roberts | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY | 13 June 2016
But will 2015 be the start of a trend?
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