16 Nov 2019

What Do We Really Celebrate on International Day for Tolerance?

November 16 marks the International Day of Tolerance. This day, we commemorate tolerance. What is

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15 Nov 2019

Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests

Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia,

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14 Nov 2019

The Joker to Guy Fawkes: Why Protesters Around The World Are Wearing The Same Masks

From Hong Kong to Chile and from Lebanon to Iraq, people around the world are

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12 Nov 2019

Are We Witnessing The Rise Of A New Terrorist Trend?

Manifestos and livestreaming seem to be the new trend in radical right terrorist attacks. Halle

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12 Nov 2019

Don’t Get Confused: The Difference Between Veterans Day & Remembrance Day & Armistice Day & Memorial Day

November 11 marks Veterans Day — and Remembrance Day. If you are in the United

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11 Nov 2019

Environmental Stress Is Already Causing Death – This Chaos Map Shows Where

Over 12 days at the start of October 2019 eight people were killed, more than

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10 Nov 2019

Open Science, Leave No One Behind: World Science Day For Peace And Development 2019

November 10 marks the World Science Day for Peace and Development. This annual event, according

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07 Nov 2019

The Countries Best Prepared To Deal With A Pandemic

Multiple times across history, pandemics killed large proportions of humanity. One of the recent pandemics

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07 Nov 2019

A Brief History Of The ISIS: How One Of The World’s Most Violent Terror Group Rose To Power

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, as confirmed by the terrorist militant group also

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05 Nov 2019

The World Is In A Revolutionary Moment – How Can The Global Left Be A Serious Player?

We are living in an extraordinary moment in world history. This is a period of

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05 Nov 2019

Why Is Chile Protesting?

Chile has been known as one of the more stable countries in South America but

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31 Oct 2019

These Are The Pros And Cons Of Every Brexit Option Left On The Table

Boris Johnson’s mantra, ever since becoming prime minister, has been to “get Brexit done”. Yet

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29 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Protesters Shouldn’t Pin Hopes On Outsiders To Solve Their Impasse With Beijing

The decision by the US House of Representatives to pass legislation tightening up the scrutiny

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29 Oct 2019

Brexit: What Now?

EU27 approved of the extension of the Brexit deadline extension yesterday, October 28. This is

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28 Oct 2019

Baghdadi’s Death Is A Huge Blow To Islamic State, But History Suggests It Won’t Guarantee A Safer World

“A very bad man” has been killed and “the world is now a much safer

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28 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Protests And Brexit Could Both End Up Benefiting Financial Elites

Protests in Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention in recent weeks, with demonstrators closing

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24 Oct 2019

United Nations At 74: What Is The UN, Anyway?

October 24 is United Nations (UN) Day, marking the day the organization came into existence.

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18 Oct 2019

The Top 10 Most Resilient Countries In The World 2019

We are living in a world which compels us to constantly take risks. There are

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18 Oct 2019

Three Ways To Stop The Global Economic System Working For Only Rich White Men

Women’s unpaid work is worth $10 trillion annually. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s personal wealth dwarves the

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16 Oct 2019

World Food Day 2019: All You Need To Know About Global Hunger

October 16 is World Food Day. This is a day to promote awareness and collective

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14 Oct 2019

Queen’s Speech 2019: The Queen Has Spoken. Let Us Just Get On With It.

Today, October 14, marks the State Opening of Parliament ceremony which formally starts the parliamentary

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10 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Is One Of The Most Unequal Cities In The World. So Why Aren’t The Protesters Angry At The Rich And Powerful?

There have been many explanations for the turmoil in Hong Kong, with protests still ongoing.

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07 Oct 2019

Examining Inequality: A Gates Foundation Report

In the midst of the growth and development in our world, there are those who

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04 Oct 2019

The Joker’s Origin Story Comes At A Perfect Moment: Clowns Define Our Times

The joker, the trickster, the jester, the provocateur – there is a rich cultural history

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04 Oct 2019

The History Of The People’s Republic Of China – Through 70 Years Of Mass Parades

Traditionally in China, 70 is an auspicious number. A person who reaches 70 is considered

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03 Oct 2019

Pathological Power: The Danger Of Governments Led By Narcissists And Psychopaths

After spending his early life suffering under the Nazis and then Stalin, the Polish psychologist

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02 Oct 2019

Dude! Where’s My Democracy?

People turn to authoritarian leaders not because they distrust democracy but because our system is

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30 Sep 2019

Quality Of Nationality Index: What Is Your Nationality’s Worth?

Deeply saddening, yes, but the reality that can be observed in this world is that

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29 Sep 2019

Not convinced on the need for urgent climate action? Here’s what happens to our planet between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming

Many numbers are bandied around in climate emergency discussions. Of them, 1.5°C is perhaps the

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28 Sep 2019

UN Climate Action Summit Missed A Key Ingredient: Climate Action

A summer of civil unrest. A global climate strike bringing millions of people to the

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25 Sep 2019

Climate Emergency: Why Global Mobilization Is So Important

This climate crisis is almost irreversible, and it is global. And global and irreversible should

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14 Sep 2019

Is Global Recession Inevitable For 2020?

With the on-going trade wars amongst other things happening in the world, it is hard

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12 Sep 2019

Is There Such Thing As A ‘European Identity’?

The outcome of the UK’s 2016 referendum on EU membership has sent shockwaves across Europe.

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11 Sep 2019

Could We Have Prevented The Collapse Of The World Trade Center?

This day marks the tragic 9/11 attacks. One can perhaps vividly remember the tragic collapse

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11 Sep 2019

The Impact Of Immigration On EU Countries’ Nationalistic Sentiments

From the United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, and other European countries, recent elections have shown

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08 Sep 2019

International Literacy Day 2019: Literacy and Multilingualism

September 8 is International Literacy Day (ILD), as proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific,

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06 Sep 2019

No More Record Highs: Addressing The Plight Of Children Trapped In Armed Conflict

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)  recently organized a symposium in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan

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04 Sep 2019

The Amazon Fire Crisis Has Been 500 Years In The Making – As Brazil’s Indigenous People Know Only Too Well

São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness

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30 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires: Eight Ways You Can Help Stop The Rainforest Burning

A tragedy continues to unfold across the Amazon. Tens of thousands of fires are raging

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30 Aug 2019

Like ‘Shooting Water’: Why The Hong Kong Government Must Accept That Compromise Is The Only Way Forward

The Hong Kong protest movement is not deescalating – nor will it. Having battled for

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29 Aug 2019

Now Is Not The Time To Defend Britain’s Democracy – We Need A Democratic Revolution

The ancient institutions of the British state are well past their sell-by date. Only a

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27 Aug 2019

Tech Is Fueling The Hong Kong Movement. Here’s How, And Why It’s A Huge Step For Freedom

Over the past two months, Hong Kong has roared into global headlines. Its seven million

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25 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires Explained: What Are They, Why Are They So Damaging, And How Can We Stop Them?

Imagine a rainforest at dawn – the tall canopy laden with dripping ferns and orchids,

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24 Aug 2019

‘We Die Together’: Hong Kong Protests Are Being Driven By A Fearless Young Generation

As the protests in Hong Kong continue, it’s not uncommon to see teenagers dressed in

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23 Aug 2019

Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans For Amazon Rainforest

Leaked documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech

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22 Aug 2019

Increasing Wildfires Threaten To Turn Much Of Northern Hemisphere’s Forests From Vital Carbon Stores Into Climate Heaters

In 2014, we travelled to the northern boreal forests of Canada to set experimental fires

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21 Aug 2019

Amazon Rainforests That Were Once Fire-Proof Have Become Flammable

The Amazon rainforest is described as the planet’s lungs for good reason. So much carbon

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20 Aug 2019

Britain After Brexit: Welcome To The Vulture Restaurant

US business will asset-strip the UK, but that’s not all: the Pentagon will find the

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16 Aug 2019

The Infantilization Of Western Culture

If you regularly watch TV, you’ve probably seen a cartoon bear pitching you toilet paper,

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16 Aug 2019

Beijing Is Moving To Stamp Out The Hong Kong Protests – But It May Have Already Lost The City For Good

Since the start of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong in early June, there has been

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