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Report

| ‘The old heart of Kurdistan is bleeding to death’

Since August last year, the violence in the Kurdish region of southeastern Turkey flared up again. Kurdish youth affiliated with the PKK engaged in battle with the state police and army. The fights st ...
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Interview

| Chinese Political Scientist Yan Xuetong: 'China should allow more freedom of expression'

John Vandaele had the opportunity to talk with professor Yan Xuetong, one of the leading political thinkers of China. Yan is well known for his outspokenness, even when his vision does not correspond ...
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News

| Hundred Percent Organic Farming in Bhutan

Bhutan wants to achieve 100% organic farming. Will the only country in the world using happiness as a criterion for prosperity succeed in this premise?
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Interview

| Syrian Journalist Rami Jarrah: ‘The Russians Are The Airforce Of ISIS’

The award-winning Syrian journalist Rami Jarrah fled Syria four years ago, but over the last few months he has returned several times to report on the situation in his country. Last week he was arrest ...
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Analysis

| More People Displaced By Development Than By Natural Disasters

People run from war, persecution, disaster and a hopeless future. But every year, around 15 million people are also forced to leave behind their homes, land and communities because they need to make w ...
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Report

| The silent grief of the Jezidi women

Over the past year thousands of Jezidi women were made a slave and raped by Islamic State (IS) fighters. Some of them got away. They returned to Northern Iraq: ill, broken and severely traum ...
Interview

| ‘Waging War, Eating Meat, Capitalism – Evidence Of A Harrowing Lack Of Imagination’

Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist who loves science more than incense, believes the logic of cooperation will, by a process of natural selection, eventually come to replace the logic of neoliberalism. With ...
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Analysis

| Can Alternative Livelihoods Dismantle Colombia’s Narcotics Empire?

As the news about El Chapo’s recapture continues to make headlines, MO* explores Colombia’s narcotics empire to understand how the development of alternative livelihoods is trying to combat the illici ...
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Opinion

| ‘We need immigrants just as much as they need us’

William Lacy Swing, director general of the International Organisation for Migration looks back at 2015 on the occassion of International Migrants Day. 'Now is the time for safe, secure and legal migr ...
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Report

| Protect Yasuni, save the climate

The Yasuni territory in Ecuador is under pressure because of oil reserves found underneath the nature reserve. Here in ParisYasunidos wages action during the climate summit. Their proposal gives a voi ...
Video

| Video interview Robert Fisk: ‘Bombing people to solve a problem has never worked’

Over a thousand people attended a lecture organized by MO* earlier this month. Gie Goris, editor-in-chief, sat down with Robert Fisk beforehand and talked about Syria, the importance of history and th ...
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News

| Brussels Lockdown: X-Ray of the Belgian Security Apparatus

Brussels, the diplomatic capital of the world and host to the NATO headquarters and EU institutions, is under the highest terrorist threat. MO* investigative journalist Kristof Clerix, author of two b ...

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