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Macron’s Calais Visit Should Lead to Change for Migrants

Human Rights Watch – Shortly after he became president of France last year, Emmanuel Macron had a hopeful vision for humanely addressing the country’s asylum crisis. “By the end of the year, I do not want […]

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Interview: When the US Government Hides Evidence

Human Right Watch – The US government can use evidence that it may have obtained illegally – from methods ranging from old-fashioned wiretaps to sophisticated data sweeps – to prosecute people without telling them how it […]

Friday 12 January 2018

C.I.A. Names the ‘Dark Prince’ to Run Iran Operations

nytimes – WASHINGTON — He is known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike, nicknames he earned as the Central Intelligence Agency officer who oversaw the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the American drone strike […]

Friday 5 January 2018

Award-winning Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi: Watching the foundations crumble

How does human fragility express itself in a rigid social system? Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi′s “The Salesman” reveals the precariousness of urban middle-class life in the Islamic Republic. By Jasmin Astaki-Bardeh As the cinema audience […]

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Nothing but taboos

One thing is certain: there is so much more to Tehran and Iran than taboos. Young Iranians find fulfilment these days not merely in the breaking of taboos, as “Tehran Taboo” suggests.

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Children increasingly used as weapons of war, Unicef warns

The Guardian – Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human shields – the United Nations children’s agency has warned. […]

Thursday 28 December 2017

Beyond Justice: How the Yugoslav Tribunal Made History

Human Wrongs Watch – Bullet holes, bloodstains and brain matter marked the walls of an empty barn, a crime scene processed to document the worst crime in Europe since the Second World War: the deliberate killings […]

Monday 25 December 2017

The State of the Empire in the Age of Trumpism

The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What? published in 2009, has become the best-selling of the TRANSCEND University Press books.

Monday 25 December 2017

Violence Against Women is Fundamentally About Power

IPSNEWS– Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who […]

Monday 25 December 2017

Children of Stones

Human Wrongs Watch – FOR GOD’S SAKE, are they crazy? Photo: Daily Mail They congregate in the marketplace, boys of 15, 16 years, take stones and throw them at our soldiers, who are armed to the teeth. The […]

Monday 25 December 2017