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30.08.2018

The terrifying power of stereotypes – and how to deal with them

The terrifying power of stereotypes – and how to deal with them

Magdalena Zawisza, Anglia Ruskin University for The Conversation From “girls suck at maths” and “men are so insensitive” to “he is getting a bit senile with age” or “black people struggle at university”, there’s no shortage of common cultural stereotypes about social groups. Chances are you have heard… »

23.08.2018

In Wake of Anti-Choice Senate Vote, Argentines Join Movement to Abandon Catholic Church

In Wake of Anti-Choice Senate Vote, Argentines Join Movement to Abandon Catholic Church

“Obtaining the vote for women, the divorce law, marriage equality, the gender identity law, the assisted human fertilization law, the law of integral sexual education, the dignified death law were all done fighting clerical power, which seeks to have total dominion over our minds and bodies.” by … »

16.08.2018

‘How many more women have to die?”…

‘How many more women have to die?”…

 …Days after lawmakers reject Legalization Bill, Argentine woman dies from at-home abortion “Secrecy saves no life. Secrecy kills.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer For Common Dreams Less than a week after Argentine lawmakers rejected a bill that would have legalized some abortions, the apparent first casualty… »

16.08.2018

[UK] Alarm over involvement of children at Armed Forces Day events

[UK] Alarm over involvement of children at Armed Forces Day events

By  Press Release Point  Posted June 30th, 2018 for Ekklesia Local authorities around the UK have been challenged over the involvement of children in events to mark Armed Forces Day this weekend (Saturday 30 June). Human rights groups warned that the armed forces are increasingly… »

15.08.2018

Why universal basic income costs far less than you think

Why universal basic income costs far less than you think

Elizaveta Fouksman, University of Oxford  for The Conversation Want to get rid of poverty, lessen inequality and provide financial stability in a world of precarious work? Well, why not simply give everyone enough money to ensure basic sustenance? This is the deceptively simple solution proposed by advocates of… »

14.08.2018

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

By KATE PICKETT and RICHARD WILKINSON 12 August 2018 for openDemocracy Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people are asked what matters most for their happiness and wellbeing, they tend to talk about the importance of their… »

12.08.2018

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

”This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.” by Common Dreams staff In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s… »

11.08.2018

Argentina rejects legal abortion — and not all Catholics are celebrating

Argentina rejects legal abortion — and not all Catholics are celebrating

Verónica Giménez Béliveau, Universidad de Buenos Aires for The Conversation Unswayed by the estimated 2 million abortion rights activists gathered outside its doors, Argentina’s conservative-leaning Senate on August 9 rejected a bill that would have made abortion legal up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. The 38-31… »

10.08.2018

How do we decolonize Peace Research?

How do we decolonize Peace Research?

By PRIO (Peace Research Institute Oslo) blogs Posted August 6, 2018 by Christiana Kallon & filed under International Summer School This is a guest blog post by a student who attended this year’s Peace Research course… »

08.08.2018

Neoliberalism drives climate breakdown, not human nature

Neoliberalism drives climate breakdown, not human nature

By ALEX RANDALL 7 August 2018 for openDemocracy  Attempts by the New York Times to blame humanity as a whole for climate change let the real culprits off the hook. Many zoos have an exhibit like this: a wall with a hatch, and under… »

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