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How and why the internet is under surveillance April 20, 2014 02:50

How and why the internet is under surveillance

On the 24th of April, via an online video conference, internet privacy and global surveillance expert Caroline Wilson Palow will be explaining the secret [...]
 
Paulo Freire: “Pedagogy of the oppressed” and working class April 6, 2014 03:55

Paulo Freire: “Pedagogy of the oppressed” and working class

His pedagogical proposals continue to revolutionise educational systems around the world. In Scotland, the effect can be felt through a variety of adult education [...]
 
Intel: an intricate web of legal disputes, successes & cheating February 16, 2014 00:01

Intel: an intricate web of legal disputes, successes & cheating

In the midst of a war with other companies involved in the development of and trade in computer processors the American company Intel has announced [...]
 
 
The masks take the streets of Cuba November 17, 2013 01:00

The masks take the streets of Cuba

  Pinar del Río, Cuba… From the top, actors on stilts travel the streets of this Cuban city in a sort of great art [...]
 
Heavy Metal and Baroque: Enriki Solinis’ fusion October 28, 2013 02:50

Heavy Metal and Baroque: Enriki Solinis’ fusion

In his recitals, the Spanish guitar player manages to unite seemingly antagonistic melodies, but he captivates, convinces and does it well.   Charly Morales [...]
 
Music and drugs: a friendship that goes back a long way October 13, 2013 00:03

Music and drugs: a friendship that goes back a long way

Music and drugs, drugs and music, they seem to go hand in hand. History has left us many examples of the degradation an artist [...]
 
 
The ‘ugly’ have their own reign October 6, 2013 00:02

The ‘ugly’ have their own reign

A few days ago, the city of Newcastle (UK) hosted a unique event, a contest sponsored by the British Association of Science in order [...]
 
Our consumer culture: buy, buy or… buy and buy July 27, 2013 22:21

Our consumer culture: buy, buy or… buy and buy

At a fire station in Livermore, California an electric light bulb has been running non-stop since 1901. Manufactured in Shelby, Ohio in 1895 its [...]
 
Guatemala: exorcising its demons July 6, 2013 22:08

Guatemala: exorcising its demons

    Dolls, made to look like the Devil, and waste lying in the houses of the Guatemalans burn as a symbol of purification [...]
 
 
The incomparable water puppets June 23, 2013 22:51

The incomparable water puppets

Vietnamese company Thang Long (translation: Flying Dragon), better known as the Water Puppet Theatre, is still much loved by those who have been lucky [...]
 
Big Mama’s funeral: Fifty years later May 20, 2013 03:18

Big Mama’s funeral: Fifty years later

Gabriel García Márquez’s story, published in 1962, recounts the commotion caused in Macondo and beyond, by the funeral of Doña María del Rosario Castañeda [...]
 
Immigrants: rescued by the internet! May 20, 2013 02:15

Immigrants: rescued by the internet!

Some means of communication allow people to maintain family links and enable close contact between loved ones. Social networks have overcome the barriers imposed [...]
 
 
When missiles rained down on Bogotá April 28, 2013 02:33

When missiles rained down on Bogotá

For the second time, and only a few days after reaching my seventh decade of wandering this earth, I nostalgically relive the possibility of [...]
 
Should drugs be decriminalised? April 7, 2013 18:28

Should drugs be decriminalised?

Between the ages of eleven months and seven I grew up in Henleaze, a small suburban community located on the outskirts of Bristol’s centre. [...]
 
Gay marriage: an inevitable reality March 24, 2013 00:55

Gay marriage: an inevitable reality

55% of British people are in favour of same sex marriage. Adoption, however, is a rather more controversial matter.   Benjamin Serra   David [...]
 
 
 

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