The anti-LGBT purge persists in Chechnya

On January 14th, the NGO Russia LGBT Network confirmed that a new wave of persecutions against LGBT people in Chechnya was taking place: illegal detentions, torture, humiliations, executions, incitements to murder – all being orchestrated by law-enforcement officers. Human rights organisations condemned the international community’s lack of action and have called on Russia to face […]

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An international tax authority to tackle inequalities ?

Professor Photis Lysandrou is an economist and teaches at City, University of London. He calls for the creation of a powerful global tax body in order to tackle worldwide wealth inequality. In his new book, Commodity: The Global Commodity System in the 21st Century he argues that income dispersion and wealth concentration can be held […]

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Australia’s Refugee Policy called into question

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE Under pressure from the UN and civil protests, the Australian government has announced that child migrants and their families will be evacuated from the island of Nauru, the site of one of the country’s detention centres. Australia ‘s strict immigration policy has drawn admiration from some corners of Europe and the […]

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Jacinda Ardern, fraîchement élue, prête serment devant la Gouverneure

Three women of power in New-Zealand

It’s not often that we hear much from New Zealand. Lately, one woman has brought the country back into the spotlight: Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. She was elected in October 2017 and now runs the country alongside two other powerful women. Never in the history of the United Nations Assembly have they seen a state […]

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Ireland: a referendum tackling blasphemy

People are to vote on Friday, 26th of October. Not only do they need to elect their next president, they are also being asked about the removal of the word “blasphemy” from constitution. Should the “yes” win, Parliament would legislate to decriminalize what is still considered a crime in Ireland.  What does the law say? […]

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Hillary Clinton to be evicted from Texan schoolbooks?

TRANSLATED AND PROOFREAD BY MATHIEU POLLET Hillary Clinton is to disappear from the social studies curriculum in Texas, following the State School Board’s preliminary vote on the 15th of September. A decision that is yet to be confirmed by a final vote, in spite of the controversy this is creating. A will to “streamline” the curriculum. […]

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