War & Peace

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
It's a crisis of record proportions that is being met with global "callous indifference" and failed, dehumanizing responses, human rights experts say. The crisis, described as Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War Two, involves hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict, many from Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, trying to reach...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
  Different kinds of arms are seen on display at the 'Top Secret' Spy Museum in Oberhausen, July 10, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
A conference on the global regulation of conventional weapons just reached an...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Just one day after people across the United States took to the streets to...

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When the great Gil Scott-Heron died in 2011, he was celebrated as a poet, teacher, artist, activist, a complex soul revered by many Black Americans in tumultuous times as "a part of us." Thursday, his protégé Malik Al Nasir finally honors the surrogate father who "meant everything to me" with a tribute concert, "The Revolution Will Be Live," featuring musicians and activists eager to pay their respects to a brilliant, troubled, big-hearted legend who "wanted to make the world a better place.”