Analysis

100 years of consciously planned division in the Middle East

On May 16th, it was exactly one hundred years ago that a British and a French diplomat drew the borders of the contemporary Middle East and, in doing so, were responsible for many of the conflicts of ...
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Interview

Karima Bennoune: “Daesh produces destruction pornography”

It becomes clearer by the day: IS (Daesh) tries to provoke a war between ‘the West’ and ‘Islam’. And they make it a cultural war. MO* talked about cultural rights and identitie ...
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Analysis

The big unknowns behind Brexit, UK at a crossroads

In the run-up to the EU referendum of next Thursday in the UK, the options of leaving or staying in the European Union have featured widely in public debate and campaigners on both sides are making an ...
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Report

Poor Poles count on right-wing politics for social protection

Common families increase the power of populist, nationalist anti-immigration parties in Europe. This is clear in the southeast of Poland, where undeclared work and emigration are survival mechanisms t ...
Interview

Solidarność: ‘People Have No Idea Of The Anger At The Bottom Of Society’

In Poland, an increasing part of the Christian labour movement supports the illiberal nationalists, not the Christian Democrats. Yesterday, Solidarność made communism fall. Today, it helps nationalism ...
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Analysis

A Hidden War In DRC, Burundi Crisis And Great Lakes Geopolitics

The Great Lakes region is rattled by yet another armed conflict. The fighting has stayed under the international radar, but could broaden and threathen whatever uneasy arrangements for peace or stabil ...
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Opinion

Source of Panama Papers speaks: 'The Revolution Will Be Digitized'

The source behind the 11 million files that made the Panama Papers possible, sent a manifest to the Süddeutsche Zeitung. ‘Income inequality is one of the defining issues of our time.  It af ...
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Analysis

‘The Greek state has nothing to gain but environmental cost from the investment’

The Greek mining company Hellas Gold pays both the police of the Halkidiki region and private security guards to secure a large gold mine in northern Greece. That does not scare off local residents to ...
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Analysis

Greek goldrush shows that Panamapapers are tip of the iceberg

Greece is rich, if you just add up the billions which the gold is worth in Greek soil. Yet hospitals close, TB and malaria come back, malnutrition spreads, pensions halved, wages fell by a quarter and ...
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Opinion

Tax Evasion Is A Violation Of Human Rights

This week, Tine Destrooper, Managing Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University, followed the #PanamaPapers articles with the same indignation as millions of peo ...
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Interview

Geert Mak: ‘Fear is our biggest enemy’

'In 2004, there was barely any debate concerning Europe, outside of the EU-bubble. Today, because of all the misery and crises, we are agitatedly shouting at each other. However, we do that as Europea ...
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Interview

Emergency Relief In Need Of Cultural Revolution

Nowadays, emergency relief is being organised much more efficiently compared to decades ago, but it is the far-reaching bureaucratisation that remains a threat to the actual needs. That’s what F ...

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