Elon Musk: the hope of humanity?

Translated by Marie Peltomäki, proofread by Charlotte Rossi Elon Musk, the notorious futurist and conceptualist, is the embodiment of technological development and the inevitable changes of today’s world. The co-founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, amongst other big companies, is reinventing the contemporary industry. Elon Musk is a 49 year old entrepreneur. The South-African […]

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Indigenous Australians: the intricacies of the right to equality

Translated by Natacha Perrin, proofread by Lauren Valentine Since British colonists’ arrival over two centuries ago, life has been tough for survivors. The Indigenous Australian population has seen its living conditions radically degrading since James Cook’s arrival. The British declared Australia “Terra Nulius”, giving them full power over these defenceless people. It was only in […]

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Gay people in Algeria : an invisible community

Translated by Gueric Cardet, proofread by Natacha Perrin In Algeria, the law can punish ‘any person guilty of an act of homosexuality’ with a prison term of two months to two years and a fine of 500 to 2,000 dinars (4 to 14 euros). Indeed, homosexuality is considered a crime, incompatible with the moral, societal […]

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Japan: An economy in distress

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Amel Attatfa On Wednesday 27 May, a Council of Ministers gathered with the intention to approve a plan to develop the national economy in Japan. In the search for resources, the Japanese stock market is attempting to rise up again after the shock caused by the health crisis. Faced […]

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Europe : the solution which became the problem

TRANSLATION : GUÉRIC CARDET – REVISION : NATACHA PERRIN After the Maastricht Treaty, the conservative bourgeoisies of Europe were not worried. They understood that the successive treaties made it possible for them to establish their hold on the modalities and orientations regarding the construction of the European Union. The road was free at the time […]

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Costa Rica: Legalisation of marriage for all

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Charlotte Borne 26th May 2020, a day of celebration in Costa Rica: equal marriage is finally legal. It becomes the first country in Central America to authorise such a union. Several couples have placed rings on each other’s fingers since this law came into effect. At midnight on Monday […]

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Is the Arctic the new El Dorado of black gold?

Translated by Marine El Hajji With global warming, new opportunities seem to be arising in the Arctic whether in terms of transportation – with the new sea routes opening ‘thanks to’ the ice melting, for example – or in terms of energy exploitation. In our economies that are extremely focused on productivism, oil is naturally the key resource. And […]

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