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A night for the children of War
Human Rights World

A night for the children of War

Joanne Baker is an activist from Bristol who, similar to other colleagues, worked in Iraq to brake UN sanctions imposed on the civilian population of the Asian country, following the first Gulf War. Joanne brought medicines to an Iraqi hospital from the United Kingdom, risking imprisonment. Her experience in the Iraqi […]

The descent of Western culture
World

The descent of Western culture

Imagine each country as a smart-phone with downloadable applications: what downloadable content could a country add to its dock in order to become more powerful? This is the idea behind British historian Niall Ferguson’s Six “Killer Apps” of Western Civilisation talk, during which he will explore how Western civilisation came […]

Iran: a paper tiger?
Multiculture Politiks World

Iran: a paper tiger?

This is the question that will  be addressed during a debate taking place in London on the 24th of February, hosted by the forum ‘Intelligence Squared’, about the country’s current Islamic regime, led by Ahmadinejad. On the one hand, because of its desire to acquire arms,  Israel and the US […]

The price of the Israeli occupation
Economy World

The price of the Israeli occupation

Since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, there have been – and there continue to be – innumerable discussions and opinions about the Israel-Palestine conflict, but often without consideration of motives and economic consequences. With this in mind, in August 2010 the economic […]

Through the eyes of children
Visual Arts World

Through the eyes of children

When trying to capture the emotion of a people in a time of distress, often it is left up to the professionals: the photographers, the artists, the journalists and writers. However, it may well be that those less experienced can capture the same raw emotion just as well.  “Many people […]