Yearning – and Sometimes Dying – To Breathe Free

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A group of self-described “everyday people” hung a massive banner across the foot of Lady Liberty Tuesday declaring “Refugees Welcome” – an act and sentiment, immeasurably ironically, radical enough in these dystopian times that park officials are now seeking the “suspects.” The day before, meanwhile, the bodies of at least 74 refugees trying to reach Europe washed up on the Libyan shore; each, critics say, is “a testament to our indifference.”

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