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Julian Assange, appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against extradition to the US

A post on Presskit Facebook page announces that Julian Assange’s defence has filed an appeal against the UK to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to prevent his extradition to the US, which was authorised in June by then…

Monsoon

POEM     The wind swirls around and strums the leaves. The monsoon arrives without a warning. A deluge, an outpouring from the heavens, As if in answer to the call of the earth. Parched, dry, drought, famine. Thousands, in…

Next to starting a war the worst thing is to keep it going with no hope the war can change the outcome

The Left must demand an immediate Cease-Fire and a return to the Negotiating Table By David Mandel The complex nature of the war in Ukraine and especially of the question of the relative responsibility of the different parties has made…

Aziz Abu Sarah’s World Cup Report

Friends, It took four flights and a ridiculous amount of hours (and money), but I landed in Qatar in time to see England play against the USA with American and English friends. This is my third World Cup and the…

The Failure of the Expected Peace and the Suggestion of an Unbounded Way Forward

By the “expected peace” I mean the peace that was expected after World War II:  In a few short years after that war ended, the United Nations was founded, human rights were redefined to include social rights, colonial empires dissolved…

Battle for Earth: Climate crisis, coronavirus and conspiracy theories – Part 8

To what extent is the corona crisis delaying meaningful action on climate change and ecosystem protection? Is it possible that a health crisis is playing into the hands of the fossil fuel industry? Why are the protest movements against government…

Identity struggle: Kabylia of yesterday and today, hostage of the Algerian authoritarian regime

From the so-called “Berberist” crisis of 1949 to the present day, the Kabyle question is at the heart of contemporary history. Independent Algeria, born in the heat of a war of liberation to which the contribution of Kabylia was fundamental,…

The end of a unipolar world is the beginning of a new one

The current crisis is profound, touching our formative landscape and making us question the way we have learned to see everything. What we imagined the future to be is melting before our own eyes, like icebergs in the Arctic. All…

To my guide

POEM     In the darkness With eyes closed In the silence I call you   I sit and breathe in Waves of calmness Waiting quietly For you   I ask no questions I seek no answers I simply want to…

Mindfulness & Staying Present: a Wee Retreat from a Global Crisis

A pandemic of crises touching human beings all over the world is leading to a crisis of mental health. As part of our course of Nonviolent Journalism delivered over the summer, we gave our students the task to interview someone.…

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