World

Keeping the Torch Lit for Bakari

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Jill Henderson can already see the Greek courtroom in her mind. She and her husband, Phil, have been there four times already. The dark, old wooden furniture in the un-air-conditioned chamber promises once again to not have the capacity to hold all of the interested parties. If they’re lucky, they will have a few family members present, as will each of the nine defendants charged with her son’s 2017 death.

In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder

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These are not isolated instances of random bad luck. Deep, human-induced roots of climate change, inequality, and the underdevelopment of former colonies—all increase the Caribbean’s vulnerability to disaster. Haiti, where 8 out of 10 people live on less than $4 a day, offers an example of how capitalism, gender, and history converge to compound storm damage.

The Foreign Exchange Unites Austinites

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From the outside, The North Door located on East 5th Street doesn’t look very inviting. Not only does its name sound like a clue from the Underground Railroad, but the unimpressive structure looks more like a jail from an old Western than a music venue.