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Morocco celebrates migrants through arts and culture

Ismail Einashe

In early December, I was in Morocco’s charming capital city, Rabat, which rests along the shores of the Bouregrer River and the Atlantic Ocean. I was here for a weeklong Migrant’scène Festival that celebrates the artistic contributions of migrants in Morocco. There’s a rich program on offer that includes musical performances such as by the Afro-Moroccan fusion band, the Minority Global, led by the Ghanaian-born popular singer Reuben Odoi Yemoh.

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Revisiting the tragic life of Minik

Callum Angus

Minik was an Inuit child brought, in 1897, along with his father Qihuk, from their village in Greenland to New York City by Arctic explorer Robert S. Peary. Peary ferried the pair of them down at the request of Franz Boas, then chief curator at the American Museum of Natural History, where they lived for a short time until Qihuk died from tuberculosis. The museum staff staged a fake funeral for Minik’s father so that the boy would believe his body had been interred on museum grounds, while behind the scenes his bones were processed and stripped of flesh like any other specimen.

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Malthus was wrong, and population control won’t save the planet: a rant

Michael Paye

Oh, you Malthusians, aren’t you clever? One child per human and carbon contributions are cut; that’s the solution to climate change!

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