The Charlie Hebdo attack was an act of violence by deranged individuals. It should not be interpreted as a replay of the Huntingtonian clash of civilisations, somehow justifying past stigmatisation and future backslash against Muslim populations.
It’s been a year of searing
images of horrifying mass civilian injury and death, from Gaza to eastern
Ukraine. The world must set standards to curb resort to weapons with wide-area
effects where many civilians are at risk.
It is these solidarities, across factory and across contract,
which the factories and indeed Modi’s Government fear, which must not be
forgotten once the dust settles over the current round of labour 'reforms'.
How is it possible that only 29 % of
Americans believe that the interrogations carried out by the CIA, denounced as
torture by the recent Senate Report, are wrong? To what do we owe such moral
Without radical policy
change new violence will erupt in 2015 and Gaza will become unlivable. Meanwhile Israel is relieved of any responsibility as an occupying power under
international law for the UN’s Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism.
Our gasping for air occurs at a time in which we are suffocated by
state-sanctioned violence and the tragedy of development. But the air is a
medium which is radically democratic. And if air is freedom, then the breath is
its radical calling.
The 35th Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) Summit in Doha, Qatar appears as a rare and positive momentum in the
history of the GCC. However, Qatar's position remains convoluted and reconciliation
Even with an
explicitly discriminatory policy in
place, designed to force Palestinians to break the rules or leave the country,
nearly all continue to apply for permits, paying the extortionate fees, using
the system rather than fighting against it.
Has the Arab Spring failed to
go far enough? What kind of complicating factor is ISIS? Turkey's PM calls for a stategy to ensure democracy survives in the region–and hints at the opportunity Europe has.