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.
Can Turkey talk about its concern for social welfare
given its rapacious capitalist practises, lack of labour rights and persisting gender inequality? Prime Minister Davutoğlu elaborates on his 9-point
The AKP government has ruled Turkey
for 12 years, presiding over dramatic economic growth and increased global prestige. Critics say that internal opposition has been silenced,
democratic freedoms trampled and corruption is still rife.
There is a conspiracy of silence around
victors’ justice within the United Nations and in global diplomacy, as if it is
embarrassing even to call attention to such a fundamental deficiency in the
implementation of international criminal law.
men and women both actively participate in resistance projects, Sahrawi women
facilitate most of the communication between non-violent activists from one
city to another in this under-reported struggle.
Any approach to Syria should be judged by its ability to stop the daily abuses against civilians. Advocates of local ceasefires must strive for a balancebetween immediate relief from the daily suffering and commitment to basic rights and the aspirations of Syrians.
The rise of new left leaders such as Alexis Tsipras in Greece and Pablo Iglesias in Spain reflects a new desire for leadership and political representation at odds with the neoanarchist culture that has for long dominated the radical left and influenced the movements of 2011.
Democracy does not end at the ballot box. All humans are equally deserving of respect. The legislators of Alabama and Israel have undermined the trust placed in them by the public and so we must question their commitment to their duty to serve.
the part of the UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy designed to respond
to the ideological challenges of terrorism and extremism. Are its priorities self-defeating? There are promising alternatives.