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Shades of light and dark in the wake of the recent elections May 17, 2015 10:06

Shades of light and dark in the wake of the recent elections

The recent elections have cast a veil of darkness over the country’s future surrounding fundamental questions such as democracy, economic recovery, social cohesion and [...]
 
Canadian outsider May 16, 2015 00:00

Canadian outsider

Emily Carr is little known outside Canada, but is renowned there as an icon of national art. The exhibition of her work at the [...]
 
Aytzinapa parents, your struggle is our struggle May 10, 2015 01:36

Aytzinapa parents, your struggle is our struggle

The EuroCaravan 43, representing the parents of the Rural Teacher College in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, arrives in London the 19th of May, and this is [...]
 
 
The country where the revolution happens Monday to Friday May 10, 2015 00:59

The country where the revolution happens Monday to Friday

Each people has its own speed for progressing as history develops. And we have known for a long time that the process is not [...]
 
Election aftermath May 10, 2015 00:52

Election aftermath

The British election results are in, and we now have, against all expectations, a solid majority Conservative government.   Steve Latham   Leftists are [...]
 
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 [...]
 
 
 

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