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23.01.2015 Javier Tolcachier

I’m always too late…

I’m always too late…

When I reach the point of putting pen to paper, i.e. to give shape to a point of view about something relevant, other events happen to occupy everyone’s attention. So today I’m going to get ahead of the game, going to the other extreme with an identical sense of bad … »

18.01.2015 Tony Robinson

How to disconnect from a source of intense irritation

How to disconnect from a source of intense irritation

The West is behaving with unspeakable physical violence against the Muslim world, just as the Western economic system is behaving with unspeakable economic violence against their own populations.  It is not a surprise that unspeakable physical violence by “terrorists” in Paris, London, New York, Madrid and other places is the … »

17.01.2015 Noam Chomsky

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

Pressenza republishes the latest entry on Noam Chomsky’s website. The world reacted with horror to the murderous attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo. In the New York Times, veteran Europe correspondent Steven Erlanger graphically described the immediate aftermath, what many call France’s 9/11, as “a day of sirens, … »

17.01.2015 +972 Magazine

The real reason Bibi wants French Jews to move to Israel

The real reason Bibi wants French Jews to move to Israel

By calling on France’s Jews to move to Israel, Netanyahu is promoting a worldview in which there is no national conflict, no occupation and no Palestinian people. There are only Jews and radical Muslims.  The terror attacks in France have caused Netanyahu to, once again, conflate his role … »

17.01.2015 Pía Figueroa

We all have something sacred

We all have something sacred

For some it’s their God, for others Democracy. There are those for whom human rights are inalienable and for several others the most Sacred is found within human beings. That thing that cannot be conceded, or sold, or forgotten, something that gives Meaning to life and projects it beyond one’s … »

17.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

We are NOT Charlie Hebdo!

We are NOT Charlie Hebdo!

Neither do we condone the bombings and murder of journalists at their headquarters, however much we are repulsed by their racist, chauvinist and hateful Islamophobic caricatures of oppressed people. Neither do we condone the subsequent murders at the Paris Kosher supermarket. UNAC Yes, we are for free speech, freedom of … »

14.01.2015 Mariano Quiroga

Let’s decolonise our subjectivity

Let’s decolonise our subjectivity

While the prevailing culture trivialises death, showing it as something inevitable for the poor unfortunates of this world and referring to victims as collateral damage thus making them anonymous and invisible, it also extols other deaths, those that in the eyes of the mass media should be in the headlines … »

14.01.2015 Robert Burrowes

The importance of being angry

The importance of being angry

Unfortunately, in many circles, anger has a bad reputation. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that we are scared when people are angry at us, so we try to scare people, especially children, out of being angry. By doing this, we hope to escape responsibility for our … »

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