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Blood and dust
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Blood and dust

This summer, the US has plans to start reducing its troop numbers in Afghanistan. While many hope that this means NATO’s war against the Taliban will end soon, the number of combatants and civilians wounded and killed continues to grow. The people with the best place to witness the gore […]

Freedom of (extremist) speech
United Kingdom

Freedom of (extremist) speech

When most people hear the word “extremist,” it makes them flinch. The term is associated, of course, with strong words and stronger sentiments, and so it would make sense that universities would not want extremist speakers being given a podium on campus. However, a new study by Universities UK asserts […]

Institutionalised homophobia in Africa
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Institutionalised homophobia in Africa

In late January this year gay rights activist David Kato was murdered at the door of his house in Uganda, following an incident in October 2010 in which a Ugandan newspaper published the photographs, names and addresses of 100 gay citizens. According to Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) since the publication […]

The Platt amendment: an old nightmare
Latin America

The Platt amendment: an old nightmare

Current US policy toward Cuba is a historic anachronism that stems from failed attempts to turn the clock back by a century to the interventionist era in which this agreement was signed. Marta Denis Valle Political and military interference by the White House in other countries, which is now escalating […]

Hamburg: A difficult start for Angela Merkel
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Hamburg: A difficult start for Angela Merkel

The outcome of the regional elections in her country could not have been worse for the German Chancellor: her party only obtained 21.9% of the votes, one of the poorest results in this port town. Harald Neuber On Sunday, at the end of the electoral period, the leaders of the […]