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openDemocracy 4h
Complaining about stress offers us one way of talking about our vulnerability. But it's no more than a grasp at temporary solutions. We actually need wider social change to reduce human distress. (via )
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Across Latin America the establishment of western civilization is still referred to as the "discovery of the new world". "We understand our truth. Do we really understand theirs?" (via )
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"It is only a slight exaggeration to say the recent history of the Dutch university resembles early history of the Russian Communist Party." (via )
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"That the debate on Slavery is intensifying, not waning, 154 years after the Civil War ended is a sign of moral turbulence that must be addressed." (via )
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There are disturbing signs that far-right activists are turning Portugal into a strategic target. It deserves attention because Portugal is the EU's weakest link - says Boaventura De Sousa Santos.
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Emma Goldman has always been considered a radical activist. But hidden love letters reveal a great woman who struggled to match her vision with her reality. (via )
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Three very different streams of the Polish left have united for the upcoming elections in October. Can they pull it off? (via )
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Even though the stand-off between Iran and the US has receded from the headlines, a lot is happening behind the scenes says . And a lot of it involves the UK. We need to keep an eye on it.
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Across Europe, anti-trafficking policies claim to support vulnerable women. But they often lead to deportation of sex workers to dangerous conditions, writes Boglárka Fedorkó. (via )
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Three completely different streams of the Polish left have united for the upcoming elections in October. Can they pull it off? Its possible. (via )
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"It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the recent history of the Dutch university resembles the early history of the Russian Communist Party." (via )
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openDemocracy 8h
In South America, the establishment of western civilization is still referred to as "the discovery of the new world". "We understand our truth. Do we really understand theirs?" (via )
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openDemocracy 8h
Recent events show a disturbing sign that far-right activists are turning Portugal into a strategic target. It deserves attention because Portugal is the EU's weakest link, says Boaventura De Sousa Santos.
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Emma Goldman’s beliefs have always been considered radical. But hidden love letters reveal a great woman who struggled to match her vision with her reality. (via )
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openDemocracy 11h
The Campaign for Broadcasting Equality (CBE) says the BBC is failing to fulfil its Charter on diversity. "Now the BBC has produced a rebuttal which is littered with half-truths, misrepresentation and denial of incontrovertible facts," says Simon Albury.
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openDemocracy 11h
Through their complex supply chains, western multinationals are exploiting workers in the global south. The clothing giant Uniqlo was recently criticised over the issue, as one example. (via )
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Poland is trying to draft a new immigration policy. But the government is creating a false image of the country as culturally, ethnically and religiously homogeneous. And it fails to uphold important freedoms. (via )
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The security of American Jews has long relied on a hard-won consensus. That is now being undermined as Jewish organisations make alliances with evangelical Christian Zionists, says Jim Sleeper.
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In a way, our complaints about stress offer us a way of talking about our vulnerabilities. But it's no more than a grasp at temporary solutions. We actually need wider social change to reduce human distress. (via )
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openDemocracy 12h
Although tensions between Iran and the US have receded from news headlines, a lot is happening behind the scenes says . And a lot of it involves the UK.
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