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Syria, “Our terrible country” and our disappointment with the West November 30, 2014 03:41

Syria, “Our terrible country” and our disappointment with the West

The well-known Syrian writer and intellectual Yassin Haj Saleh left his home in Douma, met up with two film-maker friends in Raqqa, and all [...]
 
Why are the rich untouched by the crisis? November 30, 2014 03:41

Why are the rich untouched by the crisis?

Last June Forbes magazine named Mexican Carlos Slim the richest man in the world: he lives in a country where 45.5% of the population [...]
 
We are ‘Cyborgs’, soon to be a reality November 16, 2014 21:19

We are ‘Cyborgs’, soon to be a reality

Technology, which already forms an essential part of our lives, has taken another step forward, and in the not too distant future could also [...]
 
 
Athletes with consciences November 3, 2014 16:45

Athletes with consciences

Displays of celebrity support in current conflicts are often suppressed by sanctions and institutions. In many cases, celebrities can have an explosive impact on [...]
 
100,000 kilometres for the environment November 3, 2014 15:01

100,000 kilometres for the environment

Over the last two years, a total of 206 conferences have been held in India, in order to provide people with information on how [...]
 
Muslim and gay: when your faith is your enemy October 19, 2014 23:52

Muslim and gay: when your faith is your enemy

Violence is a part of everyday life for some LGBT Muslims, and not only the type of physical violence doled out on the streets [...]
 
 
Witches don’t exist, but in Nepal they seek them out and kill them October 19, 2014 23:08

Witches don’t exist, but in Nepal they seek them out and kill them

Accusing a Nepalese woman of practising black magic could lead to her death, while her children will have to live with the stigma of [...]
 
“It is not the language of the enemy, it is the language of new friends” October 4, 2014 15:20

“It is not the language of the enemy, it is the language of new friends”

Salim Munayer is the founder and director of the non-profit organisation Musalaha, based in Jerusalem. Co-author of “Through My Enemy’s Eyes”, he believes that [...]
 
Narendra Modi, from tea seller to Indian president October 4, 2014 14:09

Narendra Modi, from tea seller to Indian president

Who would have imagined that a kid of such humble beginnings would go on to become the most important man in the populous South [...]
 
 
Obama in his Syrian labyrinth September 21, 2014 13:58

Obama in his Syrian labyrinth

Barack Obama’s announcement of his intention to launch attacks against the ‘Islamic State’ in Syria is a clear symptom of the president’s confusion and [...]
 
The drama of unaccompanied children without documents September 6, 2014 21:07

The drama of unaccompanied children without documents

At the border with Mexico thousands of children enter the US: alone, and without papers.   Luis Brizuela Brínguez    Whilst the crisis has [...]
 
Social intelligence must restrain neo-liberal madness August 23, 2014 21:43

Social intelligence must restrain neo-liberal madness

You don’t need to be an expert to see that in the last few months, and at an accelerating rate, the USA and its [...]
 
 
Cautious global response to genocide in Gaza August 23, 2014 21:42

Cautious global response to genocide in Gaza

Incursions like the ones witnessed in Gaza recently are far from new in the history of the conflict in the Middle East, and neither [...]
 
The boom in the narcotics business over the Internet August 9, 2014 20:04

The boom in the narcotics business over the Internet

During the past four years, 250 new drugs have been found in Europe – a problem aggravated by the emergence of the Internet as [...]
 
CTRL + (H)ALT + DELETE: Israel and the Palestinians August 9, 2014 16:54

CTRL + (H)ALT + DELETE: Israel and the Palestinians

There is a photograph of this graffito beside an Israeli army checkpoint; it seems to sum up the Gaza situation: electronic eavesdropping, media manipulation [...]
 
 
 

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