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Erased or eradicated because of the colour of their skin May 4, 2015 04:31

Erased or eradicated because of the colour of their skin

Whether they are fat, thin, tall, short, yellow, tanned, white or black, the “other” in society is often killed for thinking, behaving or acting [...]
 
The madness of Exodus May 3, 2015 18:55

The madness of Exodus

Hollywood’s treatment of religion is always an interesting phenomenon, prompting questions about how the dream-factory has twisted the spiritual meaning of this ancient text [...]
 
Facing forward and keeping eye contact April 26, 2015 19:10

Facing forward and keeping eye contact

At the London Book Fair 2015, where Mexico featured central stage, I could look in the eye, again, some of the realities of my [...]
 
 
Human rights and history April 26, 2015 16:54

Human rights and history

Larry Seidentop has written a book, “Inventing the Individual: the Origins of Western Liberalism”, where he argues that our tradition of individualism and human [...]
 
The better angels of our nature? April 22, 2015 11:38

The better angels of our nature?

Is violence decreasing worldwide? This is the question addressed by Steven Pinker (professor of psychology, Harvard), to which he answers a resounding, albeit qualified, [...]
 
The US is coming for the homeland of Bolivar! April 18, 2015 19:43

The US is coming for the homeland of Bolivar!

Let’s begin by saying that the US is not coming only for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, they are coming for the whole land. [...]
 
 
Inherent vice April 18, 2015 16:58

Inherent vice

Based on Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel of the same name   a film noir set at the tail-end of the 1960s counterculture, as drugs replace [...]
 
Mining and Misery: two similar words April 18, 2015 16:57

Mining and Misery: two similar words

“Music of the geography of our beautiful country, Colombia” is a phrase that is broadcast daily by a classical station in Bogota, announcing one [...]
 
Dialogue in representative democracy April 11, 2015 16:45

Dialogue in representative democracy

An acquaintance from my neighbourhood had had a recent operation, when my partner found her in the local shop. Everything had gone well while [...]
 
 
Black irony April 11, 2015 14:44

Black irony

The Black Cultural Archives in Brixton are based in the renovated historic Raleigh House. Opened in 2014, the Archives are an important centre for [...]
 
The bull that became a civil servant April 7, 2015 03:10

The bull that became a civil servant

Based on a story that I have been hearing these days, of the unfulfillment and absence of some civil servants before their commitment to [...]
 
Elections: ¿Forging the Latino  vote in the United Kingdom? April 6, 2015 16:42

Elections: ¿Forging the Latino vote in the United Kingdom?

The contribution of Latin immigrants will not be complete without their participation and adequate representation within the British political system.   Claudio Chipana * [...]
 
 
Interstellar: saving the Earth April 6, 2015 03:16

Interstellar: saving the Earth

A real sci-fi blockbuster, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar is a delight to the eyes and ears.   Steve Latham [...]
 
McCarthy’s shadow over Venezuela April 6, 2015 03:16

McCarthy’s shadow over Venezuela

The hours are counted, the minutes are counted, and we must not allow this crime against humanity to be carried out. – Pablo Picasso. [...]
 
London on speed March 29, 2015 23:53

London on speed

The drug-related language – London ‘on speed’, the ‘rush’ of city life – is deliberate. Like an addiction, the speeded-up, souped-up urban lifestyle sweeps [...]
 
 
 

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