Europe

13.06.2020

Charles Dickens and the push for literacy in Victorian Britain

Charles Dickens and the push for literacy in Victorian Britain

Such is the aura still surrounding Charles Dickens that it is no surprise readers want to mark the 150th anniversary of his death in June 1870, even in the middle of a desperate global public health crisis. While this impulse to show one’s admiration of – and gratitude to – deceased… »

13.06.2020

Adama Traoré Echoes George Floyd: Thousands of Protesters in the Streets of France

Adama Traoré Echoes George Floyd: Thousands of Protesters in the Streets of France

People no longer want this police violence, this terrible injustice, this racial discrimination. They will not let it happen again. Not here, not anywhere. While dozens of cities in the USA are “on fire and blood”, according to the press, their streets are filled with demonstrators of all colours, demanding… »

12.06.2020

Crisis Means Danger and Opportunity

Crisis Means Danger and Opportunity

Viewpoint by John Scales Avery* In written Chinese, the word “crisis” is represented by two characters. One of these, taken alone, means “danger”. The other, by itself, means “opportunity”. A crisis nearly always leads to great change. There is a danger that this will be a change for the worse. »

11.06.2020

Black Lives Matter Demo in Budapest

Black Lives Matter Demo in Budapest

On June 7, 2020, about one thousand people gathered on Szabadság tér (Liberty Square) in Budapest to express their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the US Embassy. The event was organized by Gregory G Ras and the group… »

11.06.2020

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Emily Judd and Lauren Holtmeier Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown against his critics escalated Tuesday when state media announced that arrest warrants have been issued for over 400 people, including soldiers, doctors, and teachers. Their crime? Alleged affiliation with a religious movement led by Fethullah… »

11.06.2020

Farewell to the Troops of the United States. Fewer Soldiers Means more Peace.

Farewell to the Troops of the United States. Fewer Soldiers Means more Peace.

The President of the United States has decided to withdraw up to 15,000 soldiers from Germany. This announcement by Der Spiegel at the end of last week struck the transatlantic states almost like a bomb. For half of the population in Germany, which is in favor of a complete withdrawal… »

10.06.2020

Giulia Cicoli of Still I Rise: “We are on the right side of history and keep going”

Giulia Cicoli of Still I Rise: “We are on the right side of history and keep going”

You have been on Samos for three years. How has the situation evolved since then? Sadly, the situation keeps getting worse. Since March 2016, when the deal with Turkey was struck, an increasing number of people have crossed the Aegean Sea and remained stuck on five Greek islands (Lesvos, Samos,… »

09.06.2020

The mural will not be whitewashed: How dissident poet Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians

The mural will not be whitewashed: How dissident poet Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians

The 80th anniversary of the birth of Russian poet and Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky was marked this year in Russia by an incident on May 25 highlighting the special place writers still hold in Russian political culture. Iosif Brodsky (known as Joseph Brodsky in the English-speaking world) holds iconic… »

08.06.2020

UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic

UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic

Enact Legislation Protecting Those Most At Risk The government of the United Kingdom is stalling on establishing a robust legal framework to address violence against women and girls even as reported domestic abuse spikes during the pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Insufficient measures to ensure critical support and services for… »

07.06.2020

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

The city-state’s new law explicitly bars public authorities, including police, from discriminating based on skin color, gender and other factors. Lawmakers say the new rules help to address systemic racism in Germany. Berlin became the first German state to pass its own anti-discrimination law on Thursday, with a majority of… »

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