A Jacobin investigation explores Israel’s practice of using the bodies of slain Palestinians as bargaining chips, refusing to return them to their families. Denying the right to bury loved ones, this policy inflicts the anguish of mourning without closure.
Jaclynn Ashly is an independent journalist currently based in the United States.
Residents in Turkey’s Black Sea region face contamination from gold mining, enabled by British corporate interests and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s policies. Jacobin spoke to them about their life-and-death struggle in advance of Sunday’s election.
Israeli military zoning in the West Bank sanctions the demolition of Palestinian structures while green-lighting settler farmsteading. As settlements grow, Palestinians are being pushed underground as they are forced to seek shelter in caves.
Twenty-nine years ago, Baruch Goldstein, a US-born Jewish settler, shot and killed 29 Palestinians in Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque. Jacobin talked to witnesses, who now face a rise in the same extremist Zionism that motivated Goldstein’s slaughter.
Kenya’s outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the worst wave of evictions in the country’s history. On the eve of the country’s general election, nothing seems set to change.
In the 1950s, Kenya’s Mau Mau fought against foreign rule — but its victories were claimed by a reactionary cabal after independence. Jacobin spoke to several Mau Mau fighters, many now in their 80s and 90s, about their guerrilla war waged against the British.
Thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent are forced to live like fugitives because the Dominican government refuses to acknowledge their claims to citizenship. The DR’s racist denaturalization policy is tearing apart families and destroying lives.
Nairobi, Kenya’s police took the COVID-19 lockdown as an opportunity to increase violent harassment of the city’s citizens. Since 2020, police have killed more than 326 people. Among them: 13-year-old Yassin Moyo.
Over 70 percent of Nairobi’s inhabitants live within just 5 percent of the city’s residential space. Kenyan police are displacing — and sometimes even killing — these residents to make room for property developers and highways for the rich.
Dominicans are unable to access safe abortions, even in cases where a pregnancy is life-threatening. Activists in the country are creating a playbook for abortion rights advocacy from which American activists may soon want to take a page.
The story of Shali Tilson, a 22-year-old who died from dehydration at a jail in Georgia.
Mohammed el-Kurd has become the face of Palestinian resistance to Israeli apartheid. His fearlessness and ability to speak truth to power has helped galvanize the global anti-Zionist movement.
Haitian workers, fleeing destitution, harvest 6,000 pounds of sugarcane a day for poverty wages in the Dominican Republic. Jacobin talked to some of them.
Brought to the Dominican Republic by the promise of jobs in the sugar fields, Haitian Dominicans have spent generations in a Kafkaesque trap of statelessness, enduring decades of exploitation and even government-sanctioned murder.
We traveled to the Dominican Republic to talk to rural farmers and workers battling a Canadian mining company. “We had no concept of what the devil was until Barrick Gold came to our lands,” one person told us.
A reporter for Jacobin traveled to the Kurdish province of Dersim to investigate the recent discovery of a mass grave from a 1937 massacre. But far from being forgotten, it’s an atrocity that still haunts the region today, with millions of Kurds in Turkey struggling for freedom against Erdoğan’s latest crackdown.