US school shooters weren't just pathological murderers, they were
responding to suffocating beliefs about masculinity. The 'sea of
pink', Nelson Mandela and the AIDS memorial quilt show that to
thrive, everyone needs more social room.
From an empirical-analytical point of view, what
has happened in the Middle East and North Africa since Mohammed Bouazizi died?
This is not an opinion piece, but an assessment of underlying factors which
have put pressure on the aspiration for justice and political reform launched
by the Arab Spring. (5,000 words)
Through the laboratory of Plan Colombia, the US has developed its 'stabalization' model for counter insurgency operations. With a peace agreement with the FARC on the horizon, what is the future for Colombia's overinflated military? Español.
The new Affordable Care Act
(Obamacare) requires all health plans to pay for contraception. Some religious
organizations and corporations are so angry that they have taken their case to
the US Supreme Court.
Here we have an anatomy of a surveillance world that grows more, not less, powerful and full of itself with every passing moment and technological advance, a national security world whose global ambitions know no bounds.
extent, wittingly or otherwise, is the leader of Hizmet – a worldwide religious, social, and political
movement – part of a mechanism
aimed at destabilizing and perhaps overthrowing Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkish government?
While Dylan Farrow's child abuse allegations against Woody Allen hold the headlines, it is time for journalists to realise that sexual violence is not about evil individuals, Asian grooming gangs, or 1970s BBC culture.
The advocates of market fundamentalism have
sought to close down totally the intellectual space for enquiry and discourse.
But a more just and humane model of development, based on equitable
distribution of the world’s resources, is a viable alternative whose time has
One of the most recent advances has
been to successfully advocate for the adoption of a Socially-Responsible
Licensing policy on intellectual property (including therapeutic agents)
developed by University College London, the latest in a series of public
research institutions to do so.
The US president’s recent NSA speech makes it clear
that genuine “change” or “reform” isn't on the agenda, that little that matters
will alter in the NSA’s methodology, and that nothing will be allowed to shake
the system itself. Why not give an inch?
exclusive focus on the NSA obscures the degree to which surveillance has become
integrated into almost every level of government. For most of us, the first
point of contact with the surveillance state isn’t the NSA – it’s the local
The Pentagon has divided the whole globe like a giant pie into six slices through U.S. Special Operations Command. And in the post-9/11 era, this secretive military's reach and ambition has only grown.