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To each their own story

During the first six months after the breakout of violence in Libya in 2011, an estimated one million people crossed the border from Libya into …

Africa

The anti-canal movement has a woman's face in Nicaragua

<b>Canal Concession – an environmental and social catastrophe</b><p>In June 2013, the current Nicaraguan government handed over the concession of the …

Nepal’s forest women on the periphery

Sabitra wakes up with the sun at 5 am. Her husband, children and in-laws sleep. She heads outside to start her chores for the day, feeding the goats, …

Gender

Racism explained to an alien

Dear alien,<p>first of all, it was quite a humorous experience to find out you also call us “aliens”. In English, we have come up with the name “humans” …

Short Films

Where the Paris Agreement falls short

On 1 June 2017, in the White House Rose Garden, US President Donald Trump decided to follow through on one of his campaign promises by announcing his …

Climate

Prisoner for an idea.

<i>‘Any person who is physically restrained (by imprisonment or otherwise) from expressing (in any form of words or symbols) an opinion which he</i> …

Coup D'éTat

Way past quinoa: bugs can be the next new superfood trend

Maybe next time, you should think twice before you whack those annoying insects with a newspaper. According to scientists, those miniature creatures …

Climate change: the tyranny of today over tomorrow

On 1 June 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, struck at the heart of humankind by withdrawing the United States from the Paris …

Climate

Enough is enough

As Britain responds to its third terrorist attack in as many months, UK Prime Minister Teresa May has declared that “enough is enough”. Speaking …

Saudi Arabia

Rethinking our economic model

Ever wondered what happens when you throw something away? Unfortunately, our waste is not always recycled or treated. Our trash in so many cases, …

Sustainability

Make water a priority in the Caribbean

<b>“The energy crisis of the 1970s will take a back seat to the water crisis of the 1980s and 1990.” – United States Department of Agriculture, The</b> …

Water

A successful integration

While much media attention is on Libya as a country of transit for migrants and refugees, a stepping stone on the way to Europe; there seems to be …

North Africa

A selective racism

The world is living one of the worst migration crisis in history. This topic is constantly on the political agenda, with national governments and …

Feminism: more than just a fashion trend

In the aftermath of the Women’s March on Washington big fashion brands saw a market opportunity. Dior, inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie´s essay, …

Preserving the peace in Macedonia

On 27th April 2017, around 200 Macedonian protesters broke through a police cordon and rushed into the parliament, using violence against the Members …

The ownership of the female body

Amman, Jordan – “The key,” Dr Hana Banat says, as she pauses in her pacing to emphasise, “is that we have to get women believing they have more roles …

When activism gets creative

Today is International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, celebrated all over the world. In Tunis, Tunisia, there are two big events taking …

Discrimination from within

In 2016, a 24-year-old Portuguese filmmaker named Leonor Teles won the Golden Bear of the Berlin Film Festival for best short film, becoming the …

Strength in numbers

Data is a collection of facts (numbers, words, measurements, observations, etc). If it is only readable by humans, it is known as “unstructured data” …

Phil Ochs – Iron Lady

Phil Ochs was an American topical folk singer-songwriter, most active, politically and artistically, in the 1960’s counterculture era. His strenuous …

A troublesome miscegenation

Brazil is well known for its mix of cultures, religions, colors and races. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), …

Is peace possible in South Sudan?

The crisis in South Sudan is now daily in the news. The extensive media reporting on the human suffering and the tireless efforts of NGOs, the UN and …

Bolivia's water wars

In the current reality, water is a privilege. Today, more than one billion people live in water-scarce regions. According to a recent World Bank …

The Most Beautiful Street In The World

Anyone who flies over Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil, cannot overlook what seems to be a “green river” across …

Racism in Portugal against African descendants

<i>This article is the first in a 4-part series about racial discrimination in Portugal and Brazil.</i><p>On 13 April 2017, Portugal’s President, Marcelo …

When architecture tells a story

As of July 2016, there were 1,052 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites scattered across the …

Who made your clothes?

1138 people losing their life in one factory in Bangladesh was the tip of the horrific iceberg that is the supply-chain of fast-fashion. The clothes …

Society

<b>Music from the Motion Picture: Into the Wild</b>, is the debut solo studio album by Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder, and is based on his contributions to …

Cultures Meet

I met Sana Jlassi and Chouaib Brik, the masterminds behind Art Solution, the pioneering Tunisian association for urban culture and art founded in …

Power, security and due process

Other than marking the commencement of his 4-year term, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States signaled changes …