A UN Human Rights Council report reveals the shocking level of poverty in the United States. In an interview on Democracy Now with Philip Alston, author of the report, it was mentioned that the US is the only country in the world where the overall life expectancy is decreasing. Read more on Worlds Apart.
Bombs are never an answer to problems. No more than guns are. Repeatedly resorting to weapons as a solution to complex, conflictual situations is not a sign of strength or intelligence. It is an admission of weakness, of inability, of failure, of lack of imagination, even of insanity... Read more on Worlds Apart.
The fact that an International Women’s Day is eminently binary is troubling. It might just be words playing tricks on us, but it is worth exploring... There are very good grounds to celebrate and encourage those who push back the boundaries of what being a woman or girl means.... Read more on Worlds Apart.
Brexit, what better illustration of how a new word can become the vehicle for so much wishful thinking, so many fantasies and such terrible nightmares, as well as a festering breeding-ground for divisive thinking and extreme ideologies… Read more on Worlds Apart.
We make sense of the world by continually spinning stories about it. Stories? They are not the kind you would necessarily tell someone. Unvoiced, they are very often little more than fragments but are generally in tune with a larger personal narrative... Read more on Author's Notes.