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A Brief Guide to Ramadan 2017 in Sweden and Abroad

by Elizabeth Gray In Sweden, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sunset on Friday May 26th and will end approximately on June 24th. Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days, depending on the moon cycle. Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar, and according to many Islamic traditions, it begins when the new moon is visible. It is possible to calculate the birth of a new moon; however, certain factors such cloudiness and atmospheric conditions can interfere with visibility.   The holiday only begins once the moon is seen. During…

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'The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters.' An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism grabbing land on every continent. Comment & Opinion 

Reflection on Global Hierarchies by Guy Finkill

Please keep in mind that you are currently reading the opinion section.  The author’s views are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of others involved in the publication or the university department with which we are affiliated.  Have an opposing view of the topic at hand?   Write a reaction or your own piece on the topic, representing your opinion.  For inquiries and submissions, please write to us at Image from an 1882 American newspaper As a white man born in Europe with English as my native tongue,…

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Cultural Carnival Energizes Uppsala

Photos by Shubhesh Aggarwal Uppsala was host to a cultural carnival locally known as the Kulturernas Karnival during the weekend of May 21-22.   Concentrated in Engelska parken, the festival featured dance performances, workshops, food, activities for children and tons of music. Through the focus on arts, the festival provided opportunities for artists of every kind to showcase their work and craft. The festival also provided a chance to celebrate different cultures and traditions and for participants to represent their culture or cultures with pride.  On Saturday, the festival included a…

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