Sen News Bites 21 – 28 April

Global Research (24/04/2015) reports on the implications of the statement made by Pope Francis on Nazi and Stalinist mass killings as the second and third genocides of the 20th century – having already stirred controversy with Turkey by naming the Armenian genocide as the century’s first – and its allusion to the recognition of the Holodomor as an act of genocide in 1930s Ukraine

 

Counterpunch (24/04/2015) takes an unusual angle to depict and define the differences between an “unabashed nationalist” and a “fascist”.

 

NYT (24/04/2015) reports on the latest wave of violence against immigrants in South Africa and analyses the historical reasons and context.

 

The Huffington post (27/04/2015) highlights a central paradox of US politics, and examines the internal dynamics of political exclusivity on a national and international level.

 

China Spectator (27/04/2015) takes a look at Chinese maritime territorial claims in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean and examines the significance of these disputes for other nations in the region.

 

News compiled by Sabella Festa Campanile

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About Sabella 21 Articles
I was born in Rome and I am now living in London where I have specialised in International Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Since 2009 I have been working for Stringer Asia - a monthly newspaper relating to the Indian Subcontinent and the surrounding areas. Recently I I have joined the SEN Journal - Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism - as a member of the web team. I produce critical analyses on current issues concerning nationalism and ethnicity.

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