Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner (Kansas) and Randall S. Bate (Florida A&M): International and Domestic Law Dimensions of Climate Justice for Arctic Indigenous Peoples. Esma Mneina (Ottawa): Indigenous Resistance in Latin America a Dynamic Part of the Globalization Process: The Case of Guatemala. Thomas M. Antkowiak (Seattle): Rights, Resources, and Rhetoric: Indigenous Peoples and the Inter-American Court. Sebastien Grammond (Ottawa): Equally Recognized? The Indigenous Peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador. From Vanity Fair, the Last of Eden: On one of the last islands of intact rain forest in Brazil’s eastern Amazon, the Awa Indians face the seemingly inexorable eradication of their home; Alex Shoumatoff hits the forest trails with the most endangered tribe on earth, while photographer Sebastiao Salgado captures the Awa’s world. At last: Brazil begins long-awaited operation to save Earth’s most threatened tribe. Energy investing: Carol Smith on the indigenous rights bubble. Neither medicine man nor chief: David Martinez on the role of the "intellectual" in the American Indian Community. Andrew Woolford reviews Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk. The missing women you don’t hear about: Lauren Chief Elk on how the media fails Indigenous communities. Tanyanika Samuels on reviving a fading language called Quechua: Former teacher and social worker Elva Ambia is trying to save a centuries-old language. Why aren't we more upset about racism against Native Americans? Leah Pickett wants to know. We must give the land back: Steven Salaita on how America’s brutality toward Native Americans continues today.
Laura E. Little (Temple): Legal Restriction and Protection of Humor. Carmen M. Cusack (Nova Southeastern): Does Size Matter in the Field? Female Police Bodies in Online Television. After years of warning that China was building backdoor threats into U.S. routers and Internet devices, it turns out that the U.S. government has been intercepting “routers, servers, and other computer network devices” in order to install surveillance tools targeting foreign customers. The Man Who Knows Too Much: While Glenn Greenwald has spent the past year publishing revelations from arguably the largest cache of breached secrets in American-intelligence history, he promises the biggest bombs are still to come. Joshua Rothman on the origins of “privilege”. Conservatives show, after weeks of blubbering over Brendan Eich and Donald Sterling, that they really, really are in favor of expansive Constitutional rights for people other than themselves and affiliated racists and gay-haters. People are turning Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls pic into an anti-drone campaign. The debate over voting rights is shifting dramatically — just ask Rand Paul. My gay shame: Hannah Black on how patriarchy stole sex. Simon Wren-Lewis on Pareto, inequality and government debt, or is economics inherently right wing? Welcome to Science of Us, a new NYMag.com site designed to stoke your fascination with human behavior. “All men are garbage but this kind especially”: Charlotte Shane on liberal dude erotica. Harvard’s Kennedy School adds Checking Your Privilege 101 to new-student orientation. The introduction to Byzantine Matters by Averil Cameron. Semen-like startup snack now selling for $115 a pouch.
Seth J. Frantzman and Ruth Kark (HUJ): The Catholic Church in Palestine/Israel: Real Estate in Terra Sancta. From Political Theology, Matthew John Paul Tan on Christian action and its decontexts; and Gerald J. Beyer on the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Catholic confession’s steep price: Former seminarian John Cornwell traces how a sacrament went astray — and how it could be revived. The first chapter from Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation by Robert Bartlett (and more). Howard Kainz on the future of Thomism. From Pew Research Journalism Project, a look at the media coverage of Pope Francis’ first year. Michael Paulson on how the new pope has altered the landscape by choosing to live in a modest Vatican residence rather than the opulent apostolic palace, to travel in a Ford Focus and to denounce overspending by church leaders. The Vatican says 848 priests have been defrocked and another 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade for raping and molesting children. About to take over a crisis-ridden company with a demoralised workforce? Turn to a Roman case study; the pope as a turnaround CEO. A modern pope gets old school on the Devil. Who is Pope Francis? Brandon Ambrosino on everything you need to know about Pope Francis. Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions. “Piketty Pontiff” says the Bible demands the redistribution of wealth. Benedict in the Time of Francis: What’s it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy? Coming home: Dick Virden on different Popes for different times.