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08.05.2018

Writer Arundhati Roy on impunity for rape in India & how violence is used as a tool of the State

Writer Arundhati Roy on impunity for rape in India & how violence is used as a tool of the State

We speak to world-renowned Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy about the increasing incidence of rape in India, as police there say they have arrested the main suspect in an alleged gang rape and murder of a teenage girl. Dhanu Bhuiyan and his accomplices are accused of burning the 16-year-old… »

01.05.2018

#EHF2018 Tiberio Feliz: embracing plurality as an identity

#EHF2018 Tiberio Feliz: embracing plurality as an identity

Professor Tiberio Feliz Murias runs the Centre for the Care of Disabled University Students (UNIDIS) at the National University of Distance Education (UNED), in Madrid, Spain, and teaches at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. He is a natural born facilitator and, when you get to know him,… »

29.04.2018

I can’t stop thinking about “The Wolfpack” case

I can’t stop thinking about “The Wolfpack” case

Daniela Hirsch, 34, is a Chilean lawyer, lifelong humanist and married with a daughter. If anyone does not know what I am talking about, I am referring to the case of the girl in Spain who was raped by five men who were convicted of sexual assault and not rape;… »

09.04.2018

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Racism is truly alive and kicking in British society, not least in liberal, progressive universities. This was evident in early March when a black female student released a video of people shouting “we hate the blacks” outside her room… »

08.04.2018

The Coward-in-Chief’s Cruel War on Migrants

The Coward-in-Chief’s Cruel War on Migrants

Donald Trump is displaying his full cruelty, but there is also widespread opposition to his reactionary agenda that it needs to be mobilized for action, writes Danny Katch. EVERY YEAR around Easter–the day when Christians celebrate a poor Jewish carpenter from Nazareth whose message of equality and love was… »

07.04.2018

10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

10,000 March in Memphis to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 10,000 people marched in Memphis Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. At 6:01 p.m., a moment of silence was held, then bells tolled 39 times, once for each year he lived. Gatherings were held across Memphis featuring associates… »

03.04.2018

Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump

Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump

By David Swanson We’re hearing a lot about U.S. veterans being deported, just as we hear about healthcare and retirement and homelessness and countless other topics as impacting veterans in particular. The implication, and often the explicit assertion, is that we should especially care about injustice when it hurts veterans,… »

23.03.2018

#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

With the slogan “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation”, the 5th European Humanist Forum will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May in Madrid.  The opening session will take place in the Education Science Faculty of Spain’s Distance Education University and on Saturday and Sunday,… »

08.03.2018

Celebrating the work of women on International Women’s Day

Celebrating the work of women on International Women’s Day

It would be impossible to write an article about all the contributions made by women throughout history. And in the present climate of #MeToo and Time’s Up what better point to reflect on than some of those contributions to inspire more appreciation of women? Some of them were part of… »

08.03.2018

The UK can’t truly celebrate International Women’s Day until women are equal with each other

The UK can’t truly celebrate International Women’s Day until women are equal with each other

Nilufar Ahmed, Swansea University for The Conversation International Women’s Day 2018 has the theme “press for progress”. It is a “strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive”. In the last few months alone, the world has… »

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